Winchester tang screws

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Brent
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Winchester tang screws

Post by Brent » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:33 pm

Does anyone have a good way (or a good drill bit) for drilling the tapered screw that is used to connect the two tangs of a Winchester 1885 highwall? That taper is essential and I could drill it large and then epoxy bet it, but I would rather drill it right, I just don't have a drill bit to do the job.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Winchester tang screws

Post by Premod70 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:33 pm

Drill to the small end diameter and then use a taper reamer.

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Re: Winchester tang screws

Post by Brent » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Do you know the dimensions of the taper? I don't know if these things are standardized but perhaps they are., or perhaps there is a "Winchester taper reamer" specifically for this job?
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Re: Winchester tang screws

Post by Premod70 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:11 pm

Brent wroteCOLONDo you know the dimensions of the taper? I don't know if these things are standardized but perhaps they are., or perhaps there is a "Winchester taper reamer" specifically for this job?
I have no knowledge about the taper screw on the 1885, if facing this problem I would contact this company; http://www.wisnersinc.com/rifles/
They are very knowledgable on gun parts.

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Re: Winchester tang screws

Post by kokomokid » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:25 am

My prints show .230 thru hole C sink90* C bore .350 x .07dp (tang hole)
.58 end of tang to center hole
Screw head .343 x .040 st and 90* for .069 oal 1.71 and 1.59 to base of taper but these prints have had erros before. LB

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