How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

The place for general talk about gun, shooting, loading, camping, survival, and preparedness related tools and gear, as well as gear technology discussion, gear reviews, and gear specific "range reports" (all other types of gear should be on the back porch).
DOC
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:36 am

How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by DOC » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:45 am

Trying to make my model 94 run smoother

tfbncc
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:00 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by tfbncc » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:09 pm

A long time ago, I was talking to a guy involved in cowboy action shooting. This was back in the early days before all the custom guns were being built. The consensus at the time was you had to take your rifle, pack the action with a fine abrasive paste, then work the action a few hundred times to polish the guide rails. The popular paste to use at the time was pearl drops toothpaste. I don't know if they still make the abrasive toothpaste.

User avatar
Weetabix
Posts: 5772
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:04 pm

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by Weetabix » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:25 pm

I've actually done that on an SKS with powdered brick. You have to pound it pretty fine. I'd guess you could do it with some jeweler's rouge or the polishing compound from a Dremel kit, too.

Steve's Guns has a video available for slicking up a Rossi R92. I imagine the principles are the same.
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

User avatar
HTRN
Posts: 11542
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:05 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by HTRN » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:17 pm

Uhh guys ever heard JB compound?
HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot ~ Netpackrat

Describing what HTRN does as "antics" is like describing the wreck of the Titanic as "a minor boating incident" ~ First Shirt

User avatar
Weetabix
Posts: 5772
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:04 pm

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by Weetabix » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:58 pm

No. Tell us about it.
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

User avatar
HTRN
Posts: 11542
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:05 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by HTRN » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:59 am

HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot ~ Netpackrat

Describing what HTRN does as "antics" is like describing the wreck of the Titanic as "a minor boating incident" ~ First Shirt

User avatar
Weetabix
Posts: 5772
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:04 pm

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by Weetabix » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:28 pm

I need more words. That appears to be a fantastic bore cleaner. How do you use it to slick up an action?
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

User avatar
blackeagle603
Posts: 9224
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:13 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:07 pm

I sat as a kid and watched the gunsmith next door many times slicking up actions by cycling with fine valve grinding compound. He always cautioned not to go too far. That you could get them too polished and then have the parts start sticking together.
"The Guncounter: More fun than a barrel of tattooed knife-fighting chain-smoking monkey butlers with drinking problems and excessive gambling debts!"

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic;" Justice Story

Old Grafton
Posts: 1573
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:07 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by Old Grafton » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:52 am

I believe JB Bore Cleaner (invented by Jim Brobst) is finely ground "diatomaceous earth" or similar and oil(s).It is indeed a great bore-fouling remover, and does certainly slick up actions but must be renewed often during the process and thoroughly removed at the end. I've used it for over 30 years.
I'm not old--It's too early to be this late.

User avatar
HTRN
Posts: 11542
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:05 am

Re: How to make a winchester model 94 operate smoother

Post by HTRN » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:15 am

It's a non embedding ultra fine abrasive. Besides being used as a bore cleaner, its also popular for lapping lugs on bolt action rifles.
HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot ~ Netpackrat

Describing what HTRN does as "antics" is like describing the wreck of the Titanic as "a minor boating incident" ~ First Shirt

Post Reply