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The cocking mechanism is not pushing the bolt back far enough to reach the purchase point of the hammer. I do not know if that model has any way to adjust the range of bolt travel, but it could likely be worn metal just barely falling short of the mark.
Can you find any noticable play in any parts between the cocking mechanism and the bolt?
Have you tried pushing the bolt itself back (inserting something in front of the bolt and push back) to see if you can make the hammer catch in that manner, to narrow the problem down to just the cocking mechanism?
You may need to have a reputable gunsmith look at it, which would also be much safer than trying to repair it yourself, as well as safer than trying to use it while in this unreliable state. If the hammer toches a round just a little too hard before locked in fully chambered position, you could blow out the extractor pin or even worse, as I'm sure you could imagine.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: will not fire
For your own safety and that of others, please consider taking this firearm to a qualified gunsmith or gun shop and ask for a demonstration of the safety function by someone who is familiar with this model. Also, it is wise to take a hunter safety or firearm safety course probably provided through such a shop. A manual for that model may be available at the following url, but again I caution you very strongly to learn an adaquate amount of basic knowledge to assure having a safe and rewarding shooting experience.
Sorry I could not find the manual here myself with the information you provided above. Good Luck!
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
most all guns made now with a hammer use the transfer bar system for safety to make sure that it will not fire unless the trigger is pulled. **** the hammer and hold it back while you pull the trigger. You should see a flat bar move up and position itself between the hammer and the firing pin and this transfers the force from the hammer to the firing pin. If you do not see this happen then you need to take it to a gunsmith and get it repaired. hope this helps you.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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take a look at http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-Model-1886-Rifles.cfm?cat_id=501&start_row=51
and other sites and you can just about make your own estimate
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
SOURCE: hammer will not stay cocked
when it ***** there a spring ratchet inside handle, and it catches and stays back, some are filed down so they cant fire auto but usually in assault rifles, so either your hammer or the ratchet inside broke off or someone filed it down.
Posted on Dec 11, 2011
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