Re: Tech Tip - Winchester Model 100
I sugest you re-read Doc`s advice. (and I will add this---if anyone out there owns the .308 version-I`m sorry, this was the black sheep of this run)
What has more than likely happened is what Doc has described.
The hammer has followed the bolt forward, the hammer now is wedged behind the bolt holding it closed -think of this like a wedge driven in from behind. Getting it out of a sealed action.
Whacking it ain`t gonna work unless you hit it hard enough to break the hammer and anything else connected to that area.
Yo uhave got to get the receiver loosened up or trouble will be your last concern after something inside snaps after you whack it!!