WINCHESTER 1300 DEFENDER STOCK ADAPTER INSTALLATION GUIDE

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WINCHESTER 1300 DEFENDER STOCK ADAPTER INSTALLATION GUIDE

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Table of Contents Bayonet Lug and Heat Shield on the Winchester 1200's .............................................................................. 5 Compatibility ................................................................................................................................................. 6 Modern Variation.......................................................................................................................................... 7 Kit Fox Defense Winchester Revitalization Project ....................................................................................... 7 Product Evolution ......................................................................................................................................... 9 Where can you find them ............................................................................................................................. 9 Before Starting Reminder: .......................................................................................................................... 11 Recommended Tools for Proper Installation .............................................................................................. 11 Step 1 .......................................................................................................................................................... 12 Step 2 .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Step 3 .......................................................................................................................................................... 14 Step 4 .......................................................................................................................................................... 15 Step 5 .......................................................................................................................................................... 16 Step 6 .......................................................................................................................................................... 17 Step 7 .......................................................................................................................................................... 18

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SAFETY NOTICE:

WARNING: OBSERVE SAFE FIREARM HANDLING PRACTICES AT ALL TIMES. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. KIT FOX DEFENSE OR ITS PARTNERS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM FAULTY INSTALLATION, MISUSE, ILLEGAL USE, OR MODIFICATION OF THIS PRODUCT.

WARNING: BEFORE STARTING, MAKE SURE THE WEAPON IS UNLOADED, THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY.

WARNING: NEVER POINT THE FIREARM AT ANYTHING YOU DONT INTEND TO COMPLETLY DESTROY.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PRODUCT YOURSELF.

WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED TO BE INSTALLED AND SAFETY CHECKED BY A PROFESSIONAL GUNSMITH FAMILIAR FIREARMS.

WARNING: OBTAIN QUALIFIED SUPERVISION AND INSTRUCTION, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING SAFE HANDLING OF FIREARMS.

WARNING: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE HANDLING, OWNERSHIP AND PROPER TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS. For more information of questions regarding this product please contact us from our contact us http://kitfoxdefense.com/contact

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Kit Fox Defense has produced a practical conversion kit for the Winchester 1200 & 1300 shotguns. Although the latest version of the Winchester 1300 was discontinued in 2006 variations of this shotgun live on as the FN Police Defender. Despite the fact that the Winchester products are discontinued, the Winchester 1200 & 1300's have a large fan base. With the discontinuation of this incredibly reliable shotgun, very few aftermarket parts are available for them.

A Brief History The Winchester Model 1200 was introduced in 1964 as a low-cost replacement for the model 12 and was built by Winchester/Olin from 1964 through 1980 A small number of these weapons were acquired by the United States Army in 1968 and 1969. The Military style Model 1200 was essentially the same weapon as the civilian version, except it had a ventilated hand guard, sling swivels, and a bayonet lug.

1200 with M1917 Bayonet and heat shield

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1300 Defender 8 Shot shown featured with Pistol Grip The Model 1200 was eventually succeeded by the Winchester Model 1300. The 1300 was seen as early as 1978 as the replacement to the 1200 and was introduced in 1981. The 1300 ultimately replaced the model 1200 by 1983 when Winchester Firearms manufacturing was taken over by U.S. Repeating Arms Company, continuing through the closure of the New Haven plant in 2007. Both the 1200's and 13000 models were seen in use in both Military and Law enforcement applications as well as we used for sport hunting and game. Military and law enforcement applications continued for a number of years until they were replaced by new equipment.

Bayonet Lug and Heat Shield on the Winchester 1200's The Winchester 1200 is sometimes referred to as a trench gun because some of the Military versions were outfitted with a bayonet lug and heat-shield. The Army's decision to keep the 1903 Springfield in use ultimately led to a large surplus of M1917 bayonets not being used. Rather than discard the 1917 bayonets they were re-purposed for use on the 1200 shotgun as an adaptation for Trench warfare, close quarters combat, and riot patrols.

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Winchester 1200 Bayonet Lug for M1917 with Heat Shield

Compatibility Other than some minor differences, such as how the slide bars attach to the bolt the 1300 is a near exact facsimile of the Winchester/Olin design. With very few exceptions parts and stocks are nearly 100% interchangeable between the two models. Later variations of the 1200 were released as the model 1400, which was a semi auto version of the 1200 also share parts in common with the 1200 and 1300 models.

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Modern Variation The FN Police Shotgun is essentially a U.S. Repeating Arms Model 1300 Defender shotgun, with some modifications. The FN model has adjustable rifle-like sights from Winchester's "Camp Defender Model." This gives the user the option of using the rifle sights when shooting slugs. Additionally, the inclusion of two screw-in chokes allows users to tune the choke for the best performance with slugs and/or buckshot. The Defender's action has become famous for its smooth operation. The rotating bolt opens cleanly, allowing the slide to be worked easily and quickly. Upon closing, the face of the bolt rotates slightly, bringing the locking bolts into contact with those in the barrel. It's solid and secure and works like a champ.

Kit Fox Defense Winchester Revitalization Project With 1200. 1300, 1400 and FN Defender having many years of service across multiple variations, I have seen these shotguns restored to Military standards such as in the case of 1200 outfitted as trench weapons, as well as attempts modernize such as in the case of the more recent 1300 and FN Police Defender. With most the modernization parts available today, I found poor integration, sloppy fit and products that have just been simply rushed to market to fit a niche. I have had allot of really lousy parts over the years for my 1300. Heat shields that don't stay in place or parts made of plastic, pistol grips that cover the trigger assembly and have to be completely torn down to service.

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Many of the parts manufacturers out there miss the point of what the weapon was designed for, how it was intended to operate and why they manufacturers designed it the way they did. The design of the 1200 and it variations was firstly built for military applications, that being that it must be field serviceable. These shotguns where also intended to break down and be easily packed or and transported. Out of all the products out there, many of them very expensive, at best made the shotgun look cool, which is fine if its nothing more than a mantle piece. In my case I never found them to work well for me and the kind off torture I put my pieces too, while still maintaining the spirit of being field serviceable and easily taken down. I followed the old adage....."If you want something done right, you got to do it yourself". And I quickly found out why there were so few decent products on the market for this shotgun. Most companies are not going to spend the time and energy to develop a product for a market share that is shrinking. In addition the design of these models does not lend itself well to adaptation of anything other than what was originally designed for. I wanted to find a way to use parts that are widely available, like in the case of the AR15. I wanted to be able to easily interchange parts, while maintain it's field serviceability and the capability to easily break down the weapon. After pro typing alot of variations of designs that met these requirements it also needed to be incredibly strong, durable and adaptable enough that I can find a replacement part quickly at any local gun shop. I finally came up to a final design that was what I had envisioned all along. A simple aluminum adapter that was CNC machined from aircraft aluminum, and gave room to upgrade as much or as little as required for the function you want.

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Adding AR15 stocks for adjustable length of pull, and making use of AR15 lower receiver plate covers to take advantage of sling attachment points found its way into the design. It features a full length Picatinny rail across the top of the receiver body and can still accommodate a heat shield like it's predecessor the 1200. It can also be used on any of the models in the family from the 1200 to the FN Defender, so if your modernizing or updating a tired shotgun it works well on all regardless of variation.

Product Evolution The re-design of the stock and grip section for Winchester shotgun was the maiden voyage for Kit Fox Products, its blazed the trail for other product families to emerge such as our adaptable AR15 upper receivers, and Carbon Fiber product families. We will have variations of this part that will be compatible for the Mossberg 500 series including the 590A1 and the Remington 870. The product line will be supplemented with add on parts such as heat shields and forward mount tactical rails that give you the option to add tac lights, rather than the traditional bayonet like the earlier model 1200.

Where can you find them Currently these products are available online at http://kitfoxdefense.com/product/kfd-winchester1300-defender-ar-stock-adapter.

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Source Data: Reviews : Arsenal The FN Police Shotgun Smooth, user-friendly, and deadly accurate, the FN Police Shotgun benefits from its Winchester heritage. Roy Herrington http://www.policemag.com/channel/weapons/articles/2002/11/arsenal.aspx Winchester Firearms Historic Catagory http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/historic-category.asp?family=012C&offset=0

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Product Installation Before Starting Reminder: • This product is intended to be installed and safety checked by a professional gunsmith familiar firearms. • DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PRODUCT YOURSELF. • Obtain qualified supervision and instruction, if you have any questions concerning safe handling of firearms. • BEFORE STARTING, MAKE SURE THE WEAPON IS UNLOADED, THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY.

Recommended Tools for Proper Installation • #2 Philips Head Screw Driver • 1/4 inch T - handle Hex Driver • 3/8" Drive Socket Wrench • 3/8" Drive socket extension 10" in length • 3/8" Drive 1/2" Hex Socket

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Step 1 - With the gun pointing in a safe and secure direction, perform a visual safety check by opening the chamber and looking inside the receiver to verify that the gun is not loaded and that there is not a round inside the chamber.

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Step 2 - Perform a physical safety check by sticking your finger inside the receiver to verify your visual check

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Step 3 - With the firearm pointed in a safe direction, remove the two screws located on the but plate as shown below:

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Step 4 - The Stock Retaining Bolt is now able to be accessed, with the but plate removed. The retaining bolt located inside the hole is a slotted 1/2" Hex Bolt. While you may be successful in removing the bolt with a long shank flat head screw driver we strongly recommend that you use a socket wrench with a suitable socket extension as posted on the recommended tools page. Using a flat head will run the risk of destroying the bolt head and potentially the original stock. If the bolt strips during the removal process you may lose the ability to use your shotgun with either the Kit Fox Defense adapter or the original stock. Again, we strongly recommend that this part be installed by a professional gun smith familiar with these firearms.

Pictured Right is the stock retaining bolt after it has been removed

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Step 5 - With the Stock Removed your Shotgun is now ready to have the Kit Fox Adapter Installed. Your Shotgun Receiver should now look like this

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Step 6 - Using the supplied 5/16 -24 x1.75 Screw and lock washer, attach the adapter to the receiver using a 1/4 T- Handle Hex driver.

Note: It is strongly recommended that you use a premium thread locker to avoid loosening of the part over prolonged use.

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Step 7 - Your adapter is now ready to accept common AR 15 furniture. Follow standard installation instruction provided by the furniture manufacturer.

System above shown featured with: Ergo F93 AR15 Adjustable Pro Stock Standard AR15 K-Grip EO Tech 552.A65 Holographic Sight Pachmayer Rubber Fore Arm

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