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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    I am done with this forum as all you guys want to do is find faults in a very nice rare Carbine.
    Well if you don't like what personnel here are pointing out or trying to assist you with something on the rifle in question then you may as well stay on the farm and talk to the Moo cows perhaps they will preen your feathers......


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    Quote Originally Posted by W5USMC View Post
    Assuming that you are referring to the early trigger housing pin when you say friction pin, the early pin with the spring was originally designed to stay attached to the early trigger housing and not be fully removed, yours has had the end of the spring portion cut off. Page all the way down on the link below.
    Also your hammer pin should be installed from left to right not right to left.

    The U.S. Caliber .30 Carbines - Trigger Housing Group
    Got it....yes it has been broken but it can't be removed. This is the first early Winchester that I have actually touched and didn't know what the pin was for. I did not see the hammer pin installed wrong and will fix it, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Well if you don't like what personnel here are pointing out or trying to assist you with something on the rifle in question then you may as well stay on the farm and talk to the Moo cows perhaps they will preen your feathers......
    Wrong, I appreciate constructive suggestions and always have, Moo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    Got it....yes it has been broken but it can't be removed.
    Don't try to remove the remaining spring portion from your pin. Early pins are quite desirable regardless of condition but the more complete the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5USMC View Post
    Don't try to remove the remaining spring portion from your pin. Early pins are quite desirable regardless of condition but the more complete the better.
    Don't worry, I won't even think about removing it and thanks for the education. When did they change the pin to the headed style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    When did they change the pin to the headed style?
    Early 1943, I believe.

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    My rifle was manufactured on March 23, 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    My rifle was manufactured on March 23, 1943.
    Actually, according to the Winchester Log Book entries published in WB III, that date (23 Mar 1943) is the date that your Carbine's receiver was stamped with the serial #, not the date the complete carbine was manufactured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5USMC View Post
    Actually, according to the Winchester Log Book entries published in WB III, that date (23 Mar 1943) is the date that your Carbine's receiver was stamped with the serial #, not the date the complete carbine was manufactured.
    I'll check my carbine club newsletters but I think you are correct.
    Last edited by sakorick; 07-13-2019 at 01:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    I'll check my carbine club newsletters but I think you are correct.
    CCNL 337 has the same info I quoted from WBIII, Also CCNL 336 has great info on 1st block Winchesters.

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