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#1 mitchell6776

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

After a year of waiting I finally received my 1918 BAR. It's a lend-lease/home guard gun so it missed the A2 upgrades and is in great shape. There seems to be a bit of wobble in the fore grip . The screws are as tight as I can get them. Is this normal? If not, what is the fix for a wobbly fore grip?

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:30 PM

Matt,

Is the wobble in the wood or the gas tube??

Suggest you remove the fore grip and check wood for damage around bottom screw hole.

How about a little more data on the gun such as,--make, serial number, barrel date and maybe some photos.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:31 PM

I removed the hand guard and the little bit of wobble is actually in the gas tube. Is this something to be concerned about? 

 

Winchester 87208. 11-18 barrel date. I'm not smart enough to figure out how to attach photos apparently ...


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

Wobble around the gas cylinder tube retaining pin area maybe ?  I'm kinda limited here, I have a Winchester in semi, same barrel date as yours, 11-18, bit different gun but is tight as can be. 

There's a couple good BAR guys here, they'll figure it out. 

 

Get some pictures on, that will help.  


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

Matt,

Really nice Winchester pics ,thanks for posting.

I suspect that you won't have a problem. Probably just a case of tolerances .

The pictures of the "Home Guard" Winchester that I posted  is very similar to your BAR. How soon do you plan on shooting it??

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Hopefully shooting it next Tuesday.  Really looking forward to it.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

Very nice. Congratulations. I thought i was looking at mine for a minute. Make sure to take it apart and inspect it prior to shooting and lube it well. PM me if you need any help. 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:31 AM

Just the patina on that Winchester is killer- Love those old 18s. 


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:48 AM

While I haven’t taken possession of my m1918 Winchester yet, it also has a sightly loose fore-grip.

FYI.
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