Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Vol. 3 / Issue 9
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
This month we are introducing our latest addition to the Windham Weaponry product line in the popular 7.62x39mm caliber. We are shipping now – both complete rifles in the SRC configuration and 7.62x39m cal. Upper Assemblies”.
Keep checking our website for new items this fall!
This Month’s Featured Rifle
Windham Weaponry 7.62x39mm SRC
Model: R16M4FTT-762 MSRP: $1056.00
Weight: 6.15 lbs. without magazine Length: 36.125″ (32.375″ with Telestock collapsed)
Caliber: 7.62 x 39mm
Type: Rifle – Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Capacity: 30 + 1 – Ships with one 30 Round Magazine
Receivers: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum – Flat Top Upper Receiver
Stock / Pistol Grip: 6 Position Telestock with Windham Weaponry logo / A2 Black Plastic Pistol Grip
Forend: M4 Double Heat Shielded Handguards
Rear Sight: None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Ready for accessory sights on Mil Std 1913 Rail Gas Block
Includes: Hard Plastic Carrying Case, Black Web Sling, Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
Removing a Blown Primer From Your Lower
This isn’t a terribly common occurrence but it does happen from time to time. All of a sudden for no apparent reason you can’t pull the trigger or move the safety on your AR15. The hammer is stuck in the cocked position and will not move no matter how hard you try to pull the trigger.
Nine times out of ten this is because a primer blew out of a case as it was fired and fell into the lower. The primer rolls under the trigger and jams underneath the back of the trigger. If this happens clear the rifle and remove the lower from the upper receiver by pushing out the takedown and pivot pins.
First try shaking the lower upside down while trying to move the hammer, trigger and safety. Sometimes you can jar the blown primer loose and shake it out of the lower. If this doesn’t work than it is a fairly simple matter of removing the hammer and the trigger and removing the blown primer.
First look into the lower and note how the parts fit into the lower receiver to make it easier when you reassemble. Note how the legs of the hammer spring are on top of the trigger pin. To remove the hammer and trigger pins use a punch that is about 1/8″. Punch the hammer pin out of the lower. The hammer will probably be stuck to the rear still. Keep in mind that the hammer is under tension and is going to come flying out of the lower when it is released. So have the lower pointed in a safe direction and also where the hammer can’t get lost when it comes out of the lower. You may have to pull the trigger to get the hammer to release from the lower.
Once the hammer is out you may see the primer inside. You may be able to get it unstuck without removing the trigger at this point by using a small pick or punch.
If not just drive out the trigger pin and remove the trigger. The disconnector will also come out with the trigger. Note its orientation.
You will see the primer in the lower at this point. Also make sure there isn’t any other debris in the lower that might interfere with the proper operation of the rifle.
Reassemble the trigger and disconnector and push them back into the lower. Line up the hole in the disconnector with the holes in the hammer and push the trigger pin back in. Then reinstall the hammer making sure the legs of the spring rest on top of the trigger pin and push the hammer pin back in.
Blown primers do happen from time to time with reloads or factory ammunition so when you find a blown primer it doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with your rifle. However, if you are experiencing blown primers commonly with factory ammunition this does indicate that there may be a chamber problem with the rifle.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
We receive a variety of customer service related questions from our customers, and in order to better serve all of you, highlight one question each month.
This month’s question is:
What is the Special Build Program ?
Our Special Build Program allows you to order through your local FFL Dealer a uniquely configured rifle from the factory to suit your individual taste and shooting style. Most Windham Weaponry rifle models can be ordered with a wide variety of our Windham Weaponry accessories custom installed by our professional Gunsmiths.
First choose the rifle and list of accessories we offer that you would like installed on your rifle. Then visit your local FFL gun dealer and ask them to call us for pricing.
The dealer will order the rifle, we will build it and ship directly to your dealer.
If you have any questions about parts compatibility please give us call.
FROM THE EDITOR
Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP Sales & Marketing
Subject: I Love My My Windham Weaponry SRC
I have had my SRC for a year and a half, and I love it. I have changed out the hand guard and gas block and have added a muzzle brake, Eotech optics, NcStar laser/light, and Magpul grip and backup sights, but the core components have been working great with over 2000 rounds put through her. I am looking to upgrade the trigger with the drop in model on your website. You can view my videos shooting the weapon at youtube.com, and you can find the videos on my channel under the username dolfinsphan. The first pic is the day I got her, and I know, I know, bad trigger etiquette, but I know better now, and I have learned a lot more over the past 19 months. Thanks Windham Weaponry!!
I am a Law Enforcement officer from Kentucky, and I recently purchased the WW 20 inch Govt rifle, as my personal rifle. Yesterday, 7/21/2014, myself and a fellow Law Enforcement officer, who shoots a Colt 20 inch Govt rifle went to the range. Out of the box I zeroed my WW rife in at 50 yards with nine rounds. We shot approximately 500 rounds in our rifles, and I had Zero malfunctions, I used several different magazines and shot an assortment of different ammo. The WW shot flawlessly. The WW 20 inch Govt rifle is an outstanding product, Thanks.
PS. My friend’s Colt previously had two malfunctions, (failure to feed).
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WINDHAM WEAPONRY FEATURED PRODUCTS
Retail Sales Manager
ARK Defense SOPMOD Stock for AR15 / M16
Part Number: STK-ARK-SOPMOD-BLK
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I was able to attend the Connecticut SWAT Challenge in August and I have to say it was a great event. I was able to meet so many officers from all over New England. I would like to say “Thank You” to all of you that came by the booth to say hello.
The Deal for September!
August was a great month for Law Enforcement Sales here at Windham Weaponry. The sales promotion for Individual Officers was a huge success. I have been contacted by so many asking if one could make a purchase for September and receive the discount. So I’m going to extend the $50 discount.
For the entire month of September, I will be taking $50 off any rifle purchased under my Individual Officer Program. With the introduction of the 18″ fluted barrel for the .308, and the 7.62×39, this will give everyone a chance to take advantage of the special pricing.
To qualify for the program and the added discount, you must be active or retired Law Enforcement or Military. I will also provide FREE shipping to your FFL anywhere in the continental United States. To view my rifles please visit the website at www.windhamweaponry.com/le/weapons.asp#axzz38yWfyqpl and if you don’t see what you want, please let us know and we’ll see if we can custom build it for you.
Roger started working for Windham Weaponry in August of 2011 and worked for Bushmaster for 3 years prior to that, all in the Quality Control department.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves for a total of 10 years of service. He was a weapons mechanic (a/k/a Gunsmith) and had two overseas tours, one of which was a tour in Iraq in 2006-2007. He worked at a small arms repair shop repairing every weapon from a 9mm pistol to the Browning 50 cal. machine gun, and many other foreign weapons. After his tour, he felt fortunate to become employed at Bushmaster for 3 years prior to its move, but was extremely thrilled to receive the call from Windham Weaponry to help open the quality department.
In his free time, Roger says “I love spending time with my beautiful wife, our two boys and our Siberian Husky. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. We love to go sightseeing at the great state of Maine’s beaches, lakes and mountains. I also enjoy learning how to fly RC Helicopters and taking my older son shooting with his own Windham Weaponry rifle.”
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