J C Higgins Model Rifle

Disassemble Higgins Model

Higgins Model 33 slide-action rifle, introduced in 1955, is produced by the High Standard Mfg. Corp., Hamden, Conn., for sale by Sears, Roebuck amp Co. Of hammerless, tubular magazine construction, it shoots .22 long rifle, long, and short rimfire cartridges interchangeably, in both standard and high-velocity loadings. Magazine capacity is 25 short, 20 long, or 17 long rifle cartridges. The Model 33 weighs 5 lbs. 2 ozs. and has an over-all length of 4134. Barrel length is 23V . The...

How To Remove The Plug In A Remington Model 11-48

Remington Model Magazine Tube

1 Before disassembling the Model 11-48, engage safety 52 on safe by pushing to right, and unload magazine and barrel. Red band marking will not show when safety is on. Unscrew magazine cap 45 from end of magazine tube A . Pull fore-end assembly 29 forward and remove from gun. O Pull barrel assembly 8 forward and separate from magazine tube and receiver 50 . Friction piece 32 will remain in barrel guide ring B . 4 Barrel assembly and breechbolt may or may not be removed from gun to take out...

Browning Auto 5 Ejector Spring

Browning Locking Block

Browning Arms Co. added the BL-22 lever-action .22 caliber repeating rifle to its line of sporting arms in 1969. Generally similar in appearance to Winchester lever-action repeaters developed by John M. Browning in the late 1800's, this small-game and plinking rifle is produced for Browning in Japan. It weighs only about five lbs., and fires .22 long rifle, long, and short regular and high speed cartridges interchangeably, without adjustment. Capacity of its tubular under-barrel magazine is 15...

Browning Bar High Power Rifle

Mossberg 935 Gas Cylinder Assembly

The Browning semi-automatic centcrfire rifle was a spin-off of Fabrique National's FN development of military weapons. It has a gas-operated mechanism with a rotating bolt head which engages shoulders in the rear of the barrel. Its box magazine can. but need not. be detached from the hinged floorplate for loading. M. Ernest Vervier was its principal designer. When introduced in 1967. the rifle was availabe in Grades 1 no engraving and 11 light engraving chambered only for the .30-06 cartridge....

Supermatic Trophy Pistol

Standard Magazine Spring Replacement

IN late summer of 1958 High Standard Manufacturing Corp. of Hamden, Conn., introduced 4 ten-shot detachable-clip cal. .22 semi-automatic pistols featuring detachable barrels and an improved lockwork to provide crisp and uniform sear disengagement. These guns were designated Supermatic Trophy, Supermatic Citation, Olympic Citation, and Supermatic Tournament. The first 3 guns are regularly available with 10, 8, and 6barrels. The fully-adjustable rear sight is mounted on the slide of the 63A...

How To Replace The Fireing Pin On Wichester

Extractor Lever Pin Franchi

Stevens amp Co., later J. Stevens Arms amp Tool Co., made single-shot, break-open shotguns with exposed hammers. In 1920 the firm was purchased by the Savage Arms Co., who continued the use of the Stevens name on many of their products. Savage-Stevens used other brand names as well, including Springfield. Around 1929 the first shotgun to be called the Model 94 was merchandised as a Springfield. It had many desirable features such as two way top snap, rebounding exposed...

Cal .22 Mechanism Rifle

Mossberg 46b Firing Pin

.22 long rifle, smallbore target rifle was introduced in 1954 by O. F. Moss-berg amp Sons, Inc. Weighing only 8 lbs., it is for those who prefer a medium-weight, moderate price target rifle. The turnbolt action of this rifle is basically similar to that of the Mossberg Model 44-US which was a training rifle used by the Army in World War II. Cocking occurs as the bolt is rotated open when the action is cocked, an indicator projects from the rear of the bolt. Dual extractors are provided, and the...

Remington Nylon Rifle

Remington Nylon Cal

HART Text By LUDWIG OLSON Introduction of the Remington Nylon 66 cal. .22 semi-automatic rifle in 1959 heralded a new concept in firearms. Featuring a one-piece stock, receiver, and fore-end produced from structural nylon, this unusual blowback-operated rifle was designed by a team of Remington engineers headed by Wayne E. Leek. The designation Nylon 66 was taken from the name of the high-strength DuPont nylon selected for the rifle. Chambered for .22 long-rifle...

Savage Model Combination

Shotgun Locking Barrel Pin

The Stevens .22-.410 over-under combination rifle and shotgun was first offered in 1939 by the J. Stevens Arms Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Savage Arms Corp. This gun was chambered for the .22 long rifle cartridge and the 3 length of the .410 shotshell. Guns produced initially had walnut stocks and fore-ends, but stock assemblies of Tenite plastic were later made standard. During World War II the U. S. Air Force purchased 10,000 of these combination guns with Tenite stocks for issue to...

Browning Superposed Shotgun

Main Spring Hammer Percussion Lock

The Superposed was the last product of the world-famous small-arms designer John M. Browning, and its manufacture was just beginning at the time of Browning's death in 1926. It has proved to be one of the most successful guns of its kind. Unique, original design features of the Superposed are the single under-bolt, the fore-end which remains attached to the barrels when the gun is taken down, and the trigger. The gun was originally made with the conventional 2 triggers. These were replaced by a...

Remington 721 Trigger Assembly

Remington 721

5 Drive out bolt stop pin 5 , and remove bolt stop and bolt stop spring 7 . Drive out sear pin 40 , and remove trigger housing assembly unit, sear safety cam 39 , and sear spring 41 . Weight of trigger pull is adjustable by turning trigger adjusting screw 46 clockwise for a heavier pull, and counterclockwise for a lighter one. Overtravel can be reduced by turning trigger stop screw 53 clockwise until firing pin will not release when trigger is pulled. While keeping pressure on trigger, trigger...

Ithaca Shotgun Disassembly

Homemade Shotguns Disassembly

A number of these improvements met with little favor despite their virtues, and a few led to litigation ancl considerable controversy. Perhaps the most widely acccptcd of Manton's designs was the elevated rib for sighting double-barrel arms, and second was his patent brccch complete with drain hole, which made it possible for double-barrel guns to be constructed in a more streamlined form. Less popular were his V-shapcd priming pan and his gravitational safety...

Remington Model Rifle

Remington 572 Trigger Assembly Pics

Remington Model 552 Speed-.22 rimfire semi-automatic was introduced in 1957. A blow-back-operated autoloader designed for informal target shooting and small-game hunting, it fires .22 short, long, and long rifle regular and high-velocity cartridges interchangeably and without adjustment. The 552 bolt is sufficiently light to permit functioning with low-power cartridges, and a buffer in the rear of the receiver cushions the bolt when high-power rounds are fired. The steel buffer is backed by a...

Colt Automatic Pistol

Colt Automatic Calibre Disassembly

Text by LUDWIG OLSON Colt's of Hartford. Conn., is among the world's leading suppliers of .25 ACP pocket automatic pistols. Their first pistol of this type was developed by John M. Browning, the famous U.S. arms designer, and introduced in 1908. Approximately 500,000 of this excellent blowback-operated arm were produced. This pistol was discontinued in 1946. and Colt's did not re-enter the .25 ACP pocket pistol field until 1958 when they introduced the Junior...

Tool To Disassemble Browning 1910 380 Handgun

Ortgies Firing Pin

Text by LUDWIG OLSON, Semi-automatic pistols designed by the U. S. small arms genius, John M. Browning, and produced in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale F.N. have an enviable reputation for simplicity, strength, and reliability. Millions of Browning pistols were produced through the years, and F. N. still manufactures them in various models and calibers. Among the most popular Browning pistols was the Model 1910 offered in cals. .32 ACP and .380 ACP. Of simple...

Rifle Lee Enfield Mark

Lee Enfield Firing Pin Removal Tool

The cal. .303 British Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle, Mark III was approved for the British Service on Jan. 26, 1907. It was an evolutionary development of the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle, Mark I, which was adopted on Dec. 23, 1902. The Mark III version is dimensionally similar to the earlier Mark I but is heavier. It weighs 8 lbs. IOV2 ozs. as against 8 lbs. 2Vi ozs. for the Mark I. The weights given do not include the bayonet. The Mark III is fitted with a magazine cutoff so that...

Mauser Rifle Argentine Model

Mauser 1891 Magazine Follower

The Argentine Model 1891 Mauser military rifle was adopted in that year, and the initial production contract calling for 180,000 rifles and 30,000 carbines was granted to Ludwig Loewe amp Co. of Berlin. Additional arms of this pattern were made later for Argentina by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken DWM in Berlin. DWM had taken control of Loewe in 1896. 7.65 mm. Mauser cartridge loaded originally with 212-gr. round-nose bullet to a muzzle velocity of approximately 2060 feet per second....

Browning Twelvette Manual

Browning Double Automatic

Richards remained as active head of his firm until 1855 when he was succeeded by his son. Westley Richards. Harold L. Peterson. The Browning 12-ga. Double Automatic shotgun, introduced early in 1955, was designed by Val M. Browning, son of firearms inventor John M. Browning. Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, this gun is designated Double Automatic because it will hold only 2 shells and is self-loading semi-automatic . Unlocking of the breech is accomplished by an inertia block...

Remington 521-t Magazine

Remington 513t Sling Swivels

The Remington Model 521T smallbore target rifle, chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, was first offered by Remington Arms Co., in 1947. Designed for young target shooters, this moderately-priced rifle filled the gap below the more expensive and heavier Remington Model 513T and Model 40X target rifles. Thomas E. Wessel of Whippany, N. J., is a technical illustrator long interested in firearms. The turnbolt action features dual locking lugs and extractors and is of cock-on-opening...

Model Commission Rifle

Millimeter German Rifle

German Commission Model 1888 rifle, cal. 8 mm. Mauser. Commission Model 1888 carbine, cal. 7 mm. Mauser, produced in 1907 by C. G. Haenel, Suhl, Germany. Tn 1886 France established a prece-X dent among the military powers by being the first to adopt a smokeless-powder magazine rille. This rifle was 8 mm., the smallest calibcr in military use at that time. The innovations prompted other nations to strive for improved armament, and Germany adopted a 7.9 mm. magazine rifle and carbine in 1888....

Bernardelli Model Pistol

Indicator Assembly

Illustrations By DENNIS RIORDAN Text By LUDWIG OLSON Produced by the well-known firm of Vincenzo Bernardelli in Gardone V.T., Italy, the Bernardelli Model 60 semi-automatic pistol is designed for informal target shooting and self defense. This modern blowback-operated arm was introduced in 1959. It is made in .22 long rifle and .32 ACP calibers and was also formerly offered in cal. .380 ACP. The Model 60 is handsome and of simple construction. It has a V i barrel attached rigidly to a...

Where To Find Spanner Wrench For Remington Model

Exploding View Winchester 290

And bolt carrier assembly to move forward under impetus of the compressed action spring which in turn strips a cartridge from the magazine and feeds it into the chamber. When the bolt carrier is fully forward, the bolt is cammed around to lock into the barrel extension. The rifle is then ready to fire. To take down rifle, press safety 26 down and retract operating handle 12 , locking bolt carrier assembly to rear. Unscrew fore-end screw 57 and remove fore-end 56 by pulling downward and forward....

U S Model Rifle Enfield

How Disassemble The 303 British Rifle

Rifle, Cal. .30, Model of 1917, is of basic Mauser turn-bolt type with dual front locking lugs, one-piece bolt, and staggered column box magazine. Developed during World War I, it was a modification of the British Pattern 1914 Service Rifle. In 1913 British Ordnance developed an experimental Mauser-type bolt-action rifle chambered for a cal. .276 rimless cartridge loaded with a 165-gr. pointed bullet at 2800 feet per second f.p.s. . The intent of these experiments was to develop a...

U S Springfield Model M Rifle

Springfield 1922 Magazine

M1922M2 rifle, chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, was the last in a series of cal. .22 target rifles manufactured at Springfield Armory. It was issued for troop training and was also furnished to high schools and colleges for marksmanship training. It was also sold to NRA members through the office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship DCM . Manufacture was discontinued during World War II, but repair functions were continued for several years. The The M1922M2...

Browning Model Pistol

1910 Browning 380 Magazine

In the early and mid-1900's, the Mauser firm was arming many countries with Model 1898 rifles. In Herstal, Belgium. Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre was doing the same with Browning pistols. John Browning's reputation for designing reliable and compact pistols needs no further mention here it is sufficient to say that FN found the market for Browning pocket pistols so great that they had produced over a million by the middle of 1912. The compact little Model 1910 was very popular with...

Japanese Arisaka Model Mm Carbine

Type Stock Clean Arisaka

Few guns have been as maligned as the Japanese Model 1905 Type 38 cal. 6.5 mm. rifle. During the early stages of World War II, ill-informed observers were calling the gun a piece of junk. The 6.5 mm. cartridge was considered totally inadequate for military use. Few correspondents took the time to find out how good the gun and cartridge really were. The Arisaka is basically a modified Mauser. It was developed under the supervision of Col. Nariaki Arisaka, Superintendent of Tokyo Arsenal, and...

Winchester Model Rifle

Percussion Derringer Blueprints

In 1925, Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn., announced production of the Winchester Model 54 bolt-action rifle chambered for the revolutionary cal. .270 WCF cartridge. Both rifle and cartridge were immediately successful. The action design of the Model 54 was basically that of the Mauser 98. It had a one-piece bolt with dual front locking lugs, cock-on-opening action, and a Mauser-type staggered-column, integral box-magazine. The Model 54 was made in several grades and chamberings,...

Browning Swedish Model Pistol

Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Parts

The Swedish Model 1907 semiautomatic pistol was designed by John M. Browning, the U. S. arms inventor. Chambered for the 9 mm. Browning Long cartridge, this well-made blowback-operated pistol was produced by Fabriquc Nationalc FN in Belgium and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag Husqvarna Arms Factory, Inc. in Sweden. Of concealed-hammer type, the pistol is simple and compact, and has a good grip and balance. It has a detachable 7-round magazine, a manual safety, a grip safety, and a slide stop...

Single Action Army Revolver

1873 Single Action Army Blueprints

A military weapon extracting the jt . discharged shells singly combining strength and simplicity of action not liable to get out of order readily taken apart and easily cleaned having entire exchangeability of parts, with a high order of finish. Commended for durability and actual service in the hands of a soldier. . . The above succinct report, by the judges of the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia in 1876, is as relevant today as it was over 80 years ago. It is a striking fact...

Springfield Rifled Musket

Percussion Springfield 1861 Musket

A total of 265,129 cal. .58 Model of 1861 Springfield rifled muskets were produced at Springfield Armory and this arm was also the pattern for civilian contractors furnishing muskets to the government. It is quite similar to the Model of 1863, and there is a high degree of parts interchangeability between these models. A total of 273,-265 Model of 1863 rifled muskets were produced at Springfield Armory. Present-day collectors are often hard put to determine the exact model at hand as the date...

How Many Rounds Does A Erma Luger 22 Hold

Luger Pistols Mechanisms

- Luger pistol is extremely popular JL with both collectors and shooters. For many years, there was a demand for a cal. .22 rimfire version of this pistol. and between the World Wars the Erma-Werkc in Germany introduced a .22 caliber Luger conversion unit. In 1964, Erma brought out a .22 pistol which has the same general appearance and size as the German Model 1908 9 mm. Luger. However, these pistols differ from each other mechanically and in several other respects. Chambered for the .22 long...

Bsa Trigger Assembly Mk 111

M16 Rifle Hammer Mechanism

Factory assembled to insure precision accuracy. Do not disassemble. JOne each functions as axis for breechblock, cocking lever, and ejector. The BSA Martini-International Mk III match rifle was first made available for general sale in May 1960. Chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, the Mk III rifle is the latest of a long series of Martini-action precision target rifles made by the English firm of BSA Guns Ltd. The Mk III rifle replaced the BSA Mk II model introduced after World War...

Frommer Stop Automatic Pistol

Pistols chambered for the .32 Automatic cartridge are commonly of blowback design. An exception is the Frommer Stop automatic pistol which operates on the long-recoil system. Developed by Rudolf Frommer, a Hungarian arms designer, this pistol was produced by the Small Arms and Machine Works, Inc., Budapest, Hungary. It was introduced commercially about 1911 or 1912, and was offered in .380 Automatic as well as .32 Automatic calibers. During World War I, it was extensively used in .32 Automatic...

Haenelschmeisser Model I

5 Drift out trigger pin 25 , rotate bottom of trigger forward into guard, and remove. Twist trigger bar 27 slightly, so that its upper surface clears top of frame. Pull bar out of its frame recess into magazine well, and remove. Rotate trigger bar spring 29 forward into magazine well, and remove from its fixed frame pin with longnose pliers. 6 Bend a piece of 3 32 brazing rod as shown. Place upper end of rod atop head of sear spring plunger 18 , depressing the plunger so that lower end of rod...

Frontier Scout Revolver

Gold Revolver Colt Frontier

In late 1957 Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn., announced production of a new cal. .22 long rifle single-action revolver patterned after their time-tried Model P Single-Action Army revolver. Designated Frontier Scout, it is about Vs the size of its prototype and features a 1-piece aluminum alloy grip frame. The cylinder frame is also of aluminum alloy, but barrel and cylinder are of steel. Barrel length is 43A. Empty weight is 1 lb. 7 ozs. Initially the Frontier Scout was...

Remington Model A Rifle

Remington Model 514

Offered as a simple reliable arm at low cost, the Remington Model 514 .22 rimfirc single-shot rifle was introduced in 1948. This turnbolt takedown rifle fires .22 short. long, and long rifle regular and high speed cartridges interchangeably and without adjustment. It was initially offered in a 514A version with open rear sight and a 514P version with an aperture rear sight on the receiver. Both have a 24 round barrel and a one-piece walnut stock. Several...

Remington Nylon 76 Parts

Remington Nylon Lever Action Rifle

IMake sure rifle is unloaded before starting disassembly. When action is open, colored magazine follower should be visible through ejection port. Push safety 49 to the rear on safe position, and work lever 35 to cock rifle. Unscrew and remove the two cover screws 13 , and lift receiver cover assembly 48 from stock 59 . Like the Nylon 66, the Nylon 76 features a one-piece stock, receiver, and fore-end produced from high-strength Du Pont structural Nylon. Due to this unusual construction,...

Allen And Thurber .36 Exploded View

1855 Revolving Rifle Exploded View

The pepperbox pistol holds a unique position in American firearms history. It bridged the gap between the single-shot pistol and the revolver with stationary barrel. Pepperbox guns were handy, fairly reliable, and supplied a series of quick shots. They proved popular and were carried West in great numbers during the gold rush era. While there were flintlock pepperboxes, they were clumsy and expensive. The common pepperbox, as we know it today, came about after development of the percussion cap....

Dan Wesson Model W Revolver

Dan Wesson Model Spring Change

Illustrations By DENNIS RIORDAN Text By LUDWIG OLSON When viewed casually, the Dan Wesson Model W-12 cal. .357 Magnum revolver appears to be of conventional double-action, swing-out-cyl-inder design. It is unusual, however, in that its barrel can be quickly and easily interchanged with one of different length. The grip also can be readily interchanged with one of different shape and size. This versatile solid-frame revolver is produced by Dan Wesson Arms which was organized in 1968 at Monson,...

Notestock Is Shcwn Reduced In Sjze

Winchester Model 100

Magazine lock A3. Magazine lock pin A4. Trigger spring A5. Trigger A6. Hammer lock A7. Hammer lock spring A8. Trigger pin A9. Hammerspringguide pin A13. Hammer pin A14. Hammerspring A15. Hammerspringguide A16. Trigger lock A17. Safety A18. Safety spring A19. Safety spring plunger A20. Trigger lock lever A21. Trigger lock lever pin A22. Trigger lock plunger spring A23. Trigger lock plunger A24. Trigger lock lever pivot pin H. Extractor spring J. Extractor plunger K....

Thompson Center Hammer Sear Trigger

Cylinder Gun Stoper

Trigger and front guard pins 2 A Remove trigger guord 5 , cylinder stop 8 , and stop spring 9 , sear 7 , sear spring 6 , center pin plunger spring 10 , plunger 11 , from mainframe. Drive out trigger pin 12 and remove trigger assembly trigger 13 , trigger spring 17 , lifter 14 , lifter pin 15 , lever and spring assembly 16 . Diagram shows relative position of these parts assembled. Remove hammer screw 23 and gently drive out hammer screw stud 24 using care not to damage stud threads. Remove...

Disassembly Procedure

Shotgun Chokes Explained

The Winchester Model 25 hammer-less slide-action solid-frame shotgun was introduced in 1950. It was made in 12-ga. only, for the 23 4 shell, and was essentially a moderately priced version of the Winchester Model 12 takedown shotgun. The Model 25 was offered in either 26 or 28 barrel lengths with an option of full or modified choke in the 28 length, or improved cylinder boring in the 26 length. Magazine capacity is 4 shells and a wood plug was furnished to reduce the capacity to 2 shells....

Remington Model Shotgun

Remington Model

Barrel lock nut stop plunger pin 7. Barrel lock nut stop plunger spring 8. Barrel lock nut stop plunger 21. Barrel lock compensator screw 25. Barrel adjusting bushing lock screw 26. Barrel adjusting bushing lockt 47. Trigger plate pin spring pin 50. Left cartridge stop plunger screw 52. Left cartridge stop plunger to other major part. t Parts No's. 16. 17. 26. 27. 28, 30 to be factory disassembled only. 65. Trigger lock shown 120' rotated for clarity The Remington Model 31 slide-action...

Technical Drawing Assembly Drawings

Winchester 1906 Disassembly

Drift out takedown screw stop pin 3A and remove takedown screw 2A from guard 1A . Drift out action slide lock pivot 5A from right to left. Remove action slide lock spring 6A from hole in lower edge of action slide lock 4A . Lift action slide lock upward and out of guard. Remove carrier stop screw 7A . Drift out carrier spring pin 8A and lift carrier upward to allow removal of carrier spring 9A . Drift out hammer pin 12A . Remove hammer 13A with carrier 10A , and hammer spring 15A and guide rod...