Drawings by E. J. Hoffschmidt, Text by Andy Kendzie

1. Front Band

2. Band Screw

3. Barrel

4. Rear Sight

5. Magazine Tube

6. Magazine Tube Button

7. Button Retaining Screw

8. Magazine Follower

9. Forend Band

10. Band Screw

11. Forend

12. Extractor

13. Extractor Pin

14. Bolt

15. Left Front Link

16. Connecting Pin

17. Right Front Link

18. Link Pin

19. Right Rear Link

20. Left Rear Link

21. Link Pin

22. Firing Pin Spring

23. Firing Pin

24. Firing Pin Extension

25. Right Side Plate

26. Link Hinge Pin

27. Hammer

28. Hammer Link

29. Tang Screw

30. Hammer Spring

31. Butt Stock

32. Butt Plate Screw

33. Butt Plate

34. Receiver

35. Tang Screw

36. Hammer Spring Screw

37. Sear Spring

38. Grip Safety

39. Safety Hinge Pin

40. Sear

41. Trigger

42. Trigger Pin

43. Hammer Screw

44. Spring Retaining Screw (2)

45. Cartridge Lifter Spring

46. Lever Spring

47. Lever

48. Link Operating Pin

49. Feed Block Lifter

50. Feed Block

51. Cartridge Stop

52. Stop Screw

53. Left Side Plate

54. Lever Screw

55. Side Plate Screw

56. Link Pin

Pump Action Lifter

1 — To load Model 66 .22 lever-action, first push back the button (6) that covers the opening in the magazine tube. Seventeen .22 long rifle cartridges can then be inserted as shown. When the tube is loaded, push the follower assembly in and rotate it one quarter turn to lock it in place.

2 — To disassemble the mechanism, the side plates (25) and (53) must be removed. Begin by removing the lever hinge screw (54), then unscrew the side plate screw (55) a few turns and tap it gently. This will loosen the right side plate (25). Then remove the screw (55) entirely and lift off the left plate. (When reassembling, insert the front edge of the sideplate under the lip of the receiver and replace screws.)

3 — After the side plates are removed, the pair of left and right links (15) (20) and (17) (19) can be lifted off the hinge pins on the bolt (14) and the link hinge pin (26). When replacing the links, insert the lever screw (54) in order to line up the lever. Insert the operating pin (48) and install the links. Hold the links on the operating pin while the hinge screw is removed and the side plates installed. Then replace the lever hinge screw.

4 — The bolt (14) and the firing pin extension (24) are held together by a long, thin connecting pin (16). To remove the bolt or the firing pin (23) and spring (22). push out this connecting pin (16). Remove the firing pin extension (24) through the back of the frame. Then pull the bolt rearwards and allow the end to drop.

5 — To remove the hammer spring (30), the butt stock must first be removed. To do this, first remove the upper tang screw (29) and the lower tang screw (35). Using the heel of the hand, hit the butt stock gently until it can be pulled free. Pull down the lever and remove the hammer spring screw (36). When replacing the hammer spring, first hook it on to the hammer link, line up the screw holes, and with the spring and receiver secured in a padded vise, turn the screw until it has caught the threads in the spring.

6 — The Model 66 has a built in safety device. When the hammer is cocked, the trigger cannot be pulled until the lever is squeezed up against the tang. In order to remove this grip safety (38). or the sear and trigger spring (37), drive out the safety hinge pin (39). Since the sear and trigger spring is very stiff, it may be necessary to push down on the incoming end of the pin with a screwdriver to align it with the hole on the opposite side of the tang.

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