Serials passed 43,000 when regular production ceased. The reason for this is that it appears there was 2 assembly lines. The factory tried to lessen this problem by shortening the feed lips on the Model 88 magazine body by. Here you see an angled side view Here is a rear view showing the different rear radius. If you plan on altering a 308 box for 358, you can go internally and grind a small amount. The upper level management at Olin must have thought that they could convince the buying public that the newer models were just as good. Toward the end of production about 1960 the receiver became available with grooves for aftermarket scope mounts, the bolts were chromed as were trigger guards, and a magazine guard plates was introduced.
If allowed to continue, it may even break off the other side of the operating slide at the bend where the unit is pinned together. Differs from the model 69 in that the 697 has only scope sights and has no iron sights. Your Winchester Mod 69A was in production from 1937 to 1963 so it was not required to have a serial number. It does in fact have the pre 64 type extractor and does have a rail running along the length of the bolt. Here's a list of Serial numbers and production dates to go along with the introduction time line. . Volcanic carbine introduced 1856 Offices moved to New Haven, Connecticut.
The receivers of these Model 70s were machined from bar stock steel. This resulted in hiatus of the production of the Winchester Model 70 rifle and Winchester Model 1300 pump-action shotgun and the end of the lever-action rifle. This longer tail holds the hammer down farther when cocking rifle, keeping it from dragging on the bolt. African: The Afican was available only in the 458 Win Mag with a 25 barrel. My Winchester is a 1895 year model. I still love shooting it 60 years later.
The barrel used the same threads as before, but did not keep the coned breech. However, pre-64 usually refers to firearms made by Winchester and still in production during that time, that were redesigned to reduce production costs. Total production of the model 1897 reached 1,024,700, when the parts clean-up began, resulting in 2,000 more guns assembled. In all, just 28,330 Model 88s were produced as carbines. This forum is truely a wealth of information. On these new boxes, there is a scalloped type radiused notch on top and on each side of the feed lips. If the gas cylinder is rusted so tightly into the operating slide assembly that it can not be pulled rearward, there is one solution.
I want to say thanks so everyone again for having me on this site and I will do my best to make contributions. Magazines for the model 88 first year of production had no caliber stamping apparently because at that time the gun was only made in 308 caliber, so they saw no need at that time to designate differently. The post-1992 Model 70 is an extensive rifle line that boasts nearly all of the features of the original line, but with some updated equipment, such as the Controlled Round Push Feed action and synthetic stocks. If you have a Model 1892 and want to include it into my research you can reach me via my email at Thanks Michael The serial number on the gun pictured has been removed for whatever reason seemed good at the time. The 2nd retention system was by simply having the front bottom corners being squashed flat onto the box bottom lips, pinching the bottoms on.
Of the few factory 358 magazines we have seen none with any caliber marking, which apparently were made utilizing the type 1, 308 caliber unmarked magazine boxes surplused when the magazine lock recall was in effect for the early 308s. Total production for all models of the 200 series was over 1,600,000, according to Winchester. As the result of the Gun Control Act of 1968, Winchester assigned letter prefixes to the serial numbers to designate most models, the letter H was assigned to the Model 88s while A was used as a suffix to the Model 100 serial numbers. However, if anyone has a guide or any knowledge about the serial number G37766 for a Model 70, then please let me know. There were 136-- 1 of 1000 Winchester 73 rifles manufactured.
Winchester Model 73's with 7 leaf express sights were manufactured for the India and South Africa markets and are hard to find today in the United States today. After World War Two an additional 120,434 rifles were made from 1946 to 1949. Custom Shop offers the Model 70 in 416 Rigby, 470 Capstick, 375 Ultra Mag. Initially they designed and made the model 88 rifle as it was introduced first, but it took almost a year before they had a good design for the magazine and before they actually shipped any guns. All things considered, in normal situations there is now not much to choose between the two versions at present, apart from personal preference. I do want to take a trip out west sometime before I die and hunt elk or some such animal, but locally I have no place to hunt on any kind of regular basis.
Production of the Model 64 ended in late 1957, with an estimated at 66,783 manufactured, but that estimate may be too low. Is it possible the proof marks on your Winchester might have the same purpose? Here the model 100 is shown with the gas system exposed. I seem to remember it was sometime in the middle 60s when serial numbers were required. It is also suggested that the bullet nose be shaped as close to the factory round as possible for reliable feeding. The cylinder is held into the barrel lug by a nut on the forward end. Now this tail was milled, taking off the extra material which was needed for the threaded hole and matching the surrounding upper material. Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year.