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Winchester break barrel pistol info needed

January 30 2018 at 7:58 PM
Don  (Login pops77)
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including who made them and any other info. I saw one today that was a little dirty but could not tell if it works because they would not let me fire it in the business. It is .22 caliber. I thought that if I knew who made them I might be able to find out if they are worth rebuilding. It might be a model 353 but am not sure because I forgot to look.
Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance.
Don

 
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michael wolfram
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well if it is a model 353 it is a Diana model 5, i have seen

January 30 2018, 8:18 PM 

them In .22
they are easy to work on but the rear cap can cause you some problems
I always used a screw to hold the spacer in place and screwed the cap on and let the screw go and finish the cap install but that is always the hard part


    
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gerald galko
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The last one i worked on had been dry fired many times.

January 30 2018, 10:12 PM 

The original piston could not be saved. Fortunately, T.W. Chambers stocks new pistons.

 
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djmack
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piston seal

January 31 2018, 11:58 AM 

the piston seal is only leather. Cut a new one from old belt simple

 
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michael wolfram
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if you had a leather seal in a 353 you must have been

January 31 2018, 6:15 PM 

a very early model but I have never seen one
the one's I have all have synthetic seal and would have no way to mount a leather seal
now there was an early Diana model 5 and a later model 5 which is the model a Winchester 353 would be
full plastic one piece grip and frame

all rebuilding info is online
if the seal has turn to crap as the old have done the clean of the tube, the reinstall of the seal and the rear cap are always the hard part

the barrel link pin could be a pain if the center part has straight line knurling some of the old one do not and come out easy other you will wish you had a press

 
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Don
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The one I am looking at has the full

January 31 2018, 10:34 PM 

plastic one piece grip so does that mean that it probably has a leather seal? If that is the case I will just let it go as I am not into rebuilding. As Clint said-- A man has got to know his limitations.
Thanks Don

 
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michael wolfram
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should not have a leather seal, the front seal is the same

February 1 2018, 3:33 AM 

seal as the model 5, 5g, 5g mag, 6g and m, model 10 model 70 and 72 rifle and there easy to find
what is the cost of the pistol

a model 5 has a blue book value at 100% of 110 bucks
and the 353 has a value of twice that and that makes no sense at all

email me if you have more questions, I would be happy too help

top right corner for email

 
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Don
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Thanks for the info .I cannot email

February 1 2018, 11:40 AM 

because we have a local service which is not listed in the options. But the cost is about $60.
I couldn't find a listing in my bluebook. I will have to take a closer look but I would say it is about 60-70%.
Thanks again
Don

 
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michael wolfram
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if the gun is about 60.00, then it is well worth that, the

February 2 2018, 3:32 AM 

rear sight alone if in good shape are worth 35.00 to 45.00 and as they say the parts are worth more than the whole
if your goal is to have a project and a shooter it would be well worth it

I don't understand your email situation but that for another forum I guess

 
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RBest
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its a synthetic seal, but the old synthetics these had can degrade

February 8 2018, 4:09 PM 

I have a 353 and its seal was crumbling, so I got a new seal , spring and breech seal from RWS back in the day. Mine is .177, but last spring I picked up a .22 barrel with linkage for it.

 
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