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Unread 08-11-2022, 05:47 PM   #11
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What grade M42 do you have? I love those little guns.
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I bought a never-fired 42 which I began to shoot about 15 years ago. It began to fail to feed. Took to Brad Batchelder, who apparently was the last person trained in the Winchester Custom Shop. He looked at the serial number and said "Give me a few minutes". Went behind the curtain, stroked the feed ramp with a file a few times and problem was fixed. Knowledge is king!
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Yes, knowledge is king. Iíve been a railroad contractor for 20 years now and my partner retired from bnsf and has taught me and the boys everything. He is the toughest and nicest man God ever made. I owe him a lot. There are tricks of the trade that turn an 8 hour ordeal into 10 minutes. Let the rr man fix track and let the gunsmith fix guns.
Frank, I donít know what the model is, but the serial # is 367XX and it says full choke. Tell me how to identify model and Iíll let you know. It is in pristine condition. The only thing that bothers me is the inability to shuck live rounds.
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Meant to say grade, not model. We tossed a few back after work.
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Unread 08-12-2022, 06:36 AM   #15
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The forend is the first thing to look at. Corncob= field grade, checkered = skeet grade, checkered with diamonds = Trap or Deluxe Grade depending on year of manufacture. There are lots of fake upgrades FYI.
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I did not even think of Eubanks initially. Or else I would have mentioned them. Justin Julian has case colored a number of Bee engraved M42s for them recently.
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It is corncob-field grade. I'll try to post a couple of pictures. Thanks!
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Another possible gunsmith maybe Simmons Gun Specialties in Olathe Ks. They were always good at work on Win, Rem and others. I had them do some work on my 42 and they are very familiar with the gun.
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