Dating winchester model 70 serial number
:eek: Watch Wally World for the .22 shorts and CB shorts, for some reason they end up sitting on the shelf, and the price is almost reasonable. I don't think anyone even makes longs now, only the CB longs. With better than 13,000 made that year, I guess my '94 isn't so terribly rare . To give you a better idea, from 1894 to 1963, they produced 2,600,500! One database I found reported 1908, don't remember what it was based on. If you go, bring your Winchester for Bert to look at. Some early production of an newer model would have a mix of old and new parts. I myself have 1873 44WCF octagnal S/N 20217B action and sadly the stock has another S/N G 347214I love these threads, And thanks Trap for your efforts its nice to see what others have and some of the histories.Like I said in the start, all the info that has been available, was based on the Madis information. 62A s/n 259614X, yes there really is an X in the s/n..:) .22 short, long or long rifle, tube fed slide action. I can only give you the DOM, he can usually tell you that, the month made, and probably a few more things even the Winchester factory has forgotten. If you are shopping for something specific, be it rifle or parts, he already knows who has it, where in the show to find it, and most times haggle the price for you too. Not real sure on the 62A, but I'll be talking to Bert soon, and I'll see what he says about yours. 62A s/n 259614X, yes there really is an X in the s/n..:) .22 short, long or long rifle, tube fed slide action. I myself have 1873 44WCF octagonal S/N 20217B action and sadly the stock has another S/N G 347214 S/N 20217B made in 1876, with 11,826 made that year.
It does the same with a loaded round, except for one thing, ....a loaded round doesn't quite clear your forehead! I don't have any info on the stainless barrels, but I know Bert dug up some. thank you sooo much again Model 1873 Winchester: octagon barrel, cal. 424766B Model 1873 Winchester: sporter barrel, cal. Pretty amazing when you think how primitive things were in 1889, how complex an 1873 is, and they still produced over "38 THOUSAND" rifles that year!To others, I think it's like trying to tell them that everything they believed in, is now false, changing history if you will, so denial is how they cope with it. The letter can be as little as, when it left the polishing room and shipped, to sometimes any special features, if it was returned for repairs or modifications, and who it was shipped to. I have a Model 1873 carbine that reportedly came off a ranch Oregon that is brown and worn and looks like it is was used to hunt Wooly Mammoths during the last Ice Ages. but I have zero data how many model 54's came with a stainless barrel, let alone that year and thank you Trap, can I hit you up also? Thanks, Geologyjohn John, yours made 1900, 14,629 made that year. Obviously heavily used in a saddle scabbard, horse had cribbed half the buttstock off, you could still see the teeth marks on it!I have joined with some others, with a determined mission to set the record straight..Winchester at a time if we have to. I have a Model 1873 carbine that reportedly came off a ranch Oregon that is brown and worn and looks like it is was used to hunt Wooly Mammoths during the last Ice Ages. Cleaned it up, replaced the stock with an original, and was surprised to find the action locked up tight as new! I learned a valuable lesson the hard way about 73's, while checking for function before I shot it. 295951B, made 1889, 38,651 made that year, PR records on both.I have the newly updated dates of manufacture, and production numbers for Winchesters.Larry Shennum and Bert Hartman just compiled these dates from the Winchester Polishing Room records, and miles of microfilm converted to jpg. The dates in the Blue Book, and any you find online, are based on the Madis data, and are severely flawed. :eek: Post the model and serial number, use X's if you're worried about that stuff, but give me at least the first 3 digits, and I'll give you the DOM, and production numbers if I have them.