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Old 01-17-09, 05:19 PM
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Winchester 1911 SL

My BIL brought over his 1911 shotgun for me to look at. Sheesh! Broken forearm and what appears to be a broken release rod with a ball on the end. What a PITA to breakdown. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with these and if parts were available anywhere. I wouldn't shoot this thing with a string tied to the trigger, but his grandfather owned it so he wants it back in working order. Appreciate the help.
 
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Old 01-17-09, 06:21 PM
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I can't help you with the gun but I do understand the sentimental value. I regularly use a 1903 Harrington & Richardson shotgun. My father found it in a field in Ohio in the early '50s with the end of the barrel split. He cut the barrel off back to good metal and kept it until passing it on to me in the early '90s. I had the gunsmithing school at our local community college turn it into a sexy snake gun.
 
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Old 01-17-09, 07:25 PM
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Oh yeah, I agree with the sentimentality, that is why I want to fix it for him, if possible. My grandfather, in his later years, got me and my only other male cousin and told us since we were to carry on the name, we should have his guns. One a 1906 .22 Winchester pump saddle gun, and an old, unnamed rabbit ear 12 gauge shotgun. I chose the .22. A few years ago, my uncle asked if I still had the .22, and after answering affirmative, he reached behind him and said I may as well have the shotgun, too. My cousin, as it turned out, didn't regard it as I did. It was found in his basement in 2" of water. I salvaged it, and haven't spoken to him since. What a d** d** head.
 
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isn't that grounds for taking him out of the will? or immediate dismemberment.

how come common sense isn't so common?
 
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Old 01-18-09, 08:01 AM
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Or all of the above. My heart sank and by blood pressure went up. UTK.
I was able to refurbish it, though.
 
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Old 01-20-09, 07:30 PM
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Checked the sites. Thanks for the leads, but no luck. Especially with the Midway games site.
 
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Parts

Chandler:

I appreciate the heirloom value of things (especially firearms) AND I have a Winchester 1911SL. Best place to find parts is at Numrich Gun Parts, look under Winchester model 11 (Winchester | 11 | e-GunParts.com). Parts diagram & brief instructions can be found in Firearms Disassembly with Exploded Views by Karns & Traister (I got mine for around $7.00 on-line somewhere).

Replacement stocks are hard to come by and the forestock is often found broken due to the way the action slams. You will probably notice the butt stock is a three piece laminate (an obvious early realization of the strength of laminates).

Mine shoots very nicely with low brass. I tried some high brass buck shot once...and only once. With high brass this thing can slam you pretty hard.

Good luck with re-working it. Let me know how it comes out.

Bob
 
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Old 03-25-09, 03:58 PM
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Bob, welcome to the forums! I'll try the site again, and thanks for the info. And Jhoward, I missed your response, sorry. I used that site to bring my 1906 .22 back up to standard. Nice site.
 
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Sorry about the Midway link I'm a dope.

This is the right one if you did find Midway's page: MidwayUSA — Shooting Supplies, Reloading, Gunsmithing, Hunting, Ammunition, Gun Parts & Rifle Scopes
 
 

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