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#7069911 - 11/13/12 Any problems with Winchester 1300
243kid Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
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Just bought one used and was wondering what sort of problems people have had with this gun?

I figure there must be a reason that law enforcement and military dont carry them?

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#7069960 - 11/13/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: 243kid]
Magnum_Man Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 2947
For the same money you can get a M870 express or a M500 Mossberg both of which are better than Win 1300's or it's derivitives.Slide bars come unsodered from the forend tube for one thing. magnum man

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#7070664 - 11/13/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: Magnum_Man]
shooter42 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 1277
Loc: eastern pa
little screw holds the bolt to the carrier that shears, plastic feed throat that breaks,long grooved flat spring ejector that malfunctions with rough use. those are repairs i remember off the top of my head not counting scope screws pulling out of the aluminum receiver.

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#7072878 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: shooter42]
bangeye Offline
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 2299
Loc: KY
They have been around for a long time in the 1200 and 1300 monicker. They seem to be one of those guns that people like to slam on the internet but the ones I know that are owned by friends and acquaintances seem to give good service. I had a 1400 for a while and it served me well. Since you have your gun I say shoot it and enjoy it. I wouldn't worry about it .

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#7072894 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: bangeye]
Odessa Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
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Loc: Downeast NC
I hunted the crap out of three of them over the last 35 years - nothing ever broke - just born lucky I reckon.
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#7073078 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: Odessa]
stray round Offline
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Registered: 12/23/05
Posts: 3009
I've had a 1200 for forty years with never a problem.


There were several 1300s at work and have seen one where the slide rails came loose from the tube that holds the stock like previously mentioned. No other problems that I know of.

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#7073391 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: stray round]
Yoder409 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 675
I have a couple of them and a turkey hunting buddy has another. I also have a 1200 and had a 1400 (same church....different pew).

Never had or saw any problems with any of them.

Enjoy yours !!
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#7074306 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: 243kid]
Redneck Offline
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 40273
Loc: WI. - for now..
Originally Posted By: 243kid
Just bought one used and was wondering what sort of problems people have had with this gun?

I figure there must be a reason that law enforcement and military dont carry them?
I get some in every year with various maladies. But that goes for 870s too.. However, overall the 870 will give you the most reliable service.

I got a 1300 in yesterday with both ends of the action arms broken off. Second one in with that issue.. Another lost the ejector - and THAT was a spendy little item.. Main thing, as an owner, to be careful with - re-installing the barrel; watch carefully to ensure the tip of the ejector goes into it's slot on the barrel extension. DON'T force it.. If it's not going in at first, take a tool (hook maybe) and gently lift the tip up so it can slide into the barrel extension..

Do that every time and the ejector should last a LONG time..
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#7075079 - 11/14/12 Re: Any problems with Winchester 1300 [Re: 243kid]
Boyd45 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/03
Posts: 255
Loc: Louisiana
Had one briefly and sold it. No problems, just didn't fit me right.

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