How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

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How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by DNS » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:47 pm

Is there a way to de-cock a Winchester 1907 without dry firing it? Thanks

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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by jim c 351 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:50 pm

No.
Use an empty case as a snap cap or machine a proper rim on a 357 snap cap.
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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by DNS » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:09 am

I just want to de-cock it for storage. I guss dry firing it once shouldn't hurt it. I just remember reading never dry fire a rem. Model 8. Didn't know about the win. 1907.

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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by Phyrbird » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:20 pm

I'm no expert on the 1907, but I know if you pull the bolt on a M8/81 half way back the hammer will drop with out peening the firing pin. There is no full battery lock out on these rifles. It does relieve hammer spring tension .
Could be worth a try.
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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by jim c 351 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:02 am

Phyrbird,
I own a 07 and a 10. What works with the Remington will not work with the Winchester. That's why I use snap caps.
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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by Phyrbird » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:33 am

Good to know, I've some pistols that have no way to release the striker without a snap cap.
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Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Post by DNS » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:00 am

I don't plan on shooting it again so should I store it with the hammer back or dry fire it only once? I wouldn't want to leave a snap cap in it permanently.

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