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Winchester mod 40 serial 626

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I just got a Winchester mod 40. I'm having trouble finding much info about the gun except, "It sucks, it's the worst gun ever!" and the other answer "I own 10 of these and will buy all of them I come across because these are great guns!"   I think this one might be a skeet grade gun, but I'm not sure. It is in good condition in working order, although I have not fired it. It cycles just fine and is very clean. I got it from a friend that used to live in Chicago. The trigger guard has Bill Goodman on it. Could it be the White Sox Billy Goodman? Hmmm......  

With all that being said, where can I find any information on this gun? I'd like to do a complete tear down for cleaning but not having information readily available, I'm too chicken. 

 

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13 minutes ago, TerryW said:

With all that being said, where can I find any information on this gun? I'd like to do a complete tear down for cleaning but not having information readily available, I'm too chicken. 

If no one here can help you I would check shotgunworld.com.

I saw stories that Elmer Keith said if you sent it in for anything Winchester would send you a new Model 12 pump gun with a note telling you to forget about the autoloader! I have no idea if thats true or not, I jut saw it several places.
 

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Thanks Dave I am going to look on shotgunworld.com  That should be a great source. 

 

I saw the negative stuff too, more than once. Then on one web spot, the guy who wants every model 40 he can get his hands on says the flaw was that owners would tear the gun down and not put it back together correctly. That guy said it takes 3 people to hold the bolt together to put it back together correctly. 

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13 minutes ago, TerryW said:

That guy said it takes 3 people to hold the bolt together to put it back together correctly. 

A bunch or beer and two friends. I don't see the problem. 

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Shotty with rifle sights, hmmm.

Here's what Dirty Wrench Guy posted a few years ago.

 

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Dirty Wrench guy also needs to 'freshen' up his nail polish it has a lot of wear.  😀

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