Action wrench for 1892 rifle

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FelixEstrella
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Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by FelixEstrella » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:49 pm

I have a need to remove the barrel from a 1892 action (a Puma 92 to be precise). I'm done so successfully on FALs, M1s, M1 carbines, using the Brownells system of removable jaws -- this-- But I cannot find a set of jaws for an 1892 rifle.

Any other ideas out there?
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Yes. When I removed the barrel from my Ranch Hand for threading, I used a Mauser 98 action wrench with the removable part reversed which provided a flat. Picture in this thread:

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If the back half of the rifle is going to stay assembled, don't forget to open the action slightly before turning the barrel, so you don't fuck up the extractor.
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by FelixEstrella » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:30 am

Sweet! Thanks for the 98 hint. That's awesome!
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:16 am

I'm just glad that something I posted turned out to be useful. Can you tell us more about your project?
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by FelixEstrella » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:53 am

I acquired a Puma M92 in 454 Casull. It appears that the barrel is overtightened judging by the position of the front sight relative to the plane of the receiver. Perhaps a shim and a new extractor cut.
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by Old Grafton » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:36 am

FelixEstrella wrote:I acquired a Puma M92 in 454 Casull. It appears that the barrel is overtightened judging by the position of the front sight relative to the plane of the receiver. Perhaps a shim and a new extractor cut.
Try rolling or peening the shoulder of the barrel; that effectively adds length to the shoulder eliminating any need for a shim or new extractor cut. The work can be done neatly enough to be unnoticeable.
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by FelixEstrella » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:37 am

Old Grafton wrote: Try rolling or peening the shoulder of the barrel; that effectively adds length to the shoulder eliminating any need for a shim or new extractor cut. The work can be done neatly enough to be unnoticeable.
+1.
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Re: Action wrench for 1892 rifle

Post by HTRN » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:34 pm

FelixEstrella wrote:Perhaps a shim and a new extractor cut.
Move the shoulder back. :ugeek:
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