Dating a winchester rifle

23-Feb-2015 15:30

It was a culmination of the evolution of Winchester lever actions and proving to be an extremely versatile rifle.

One of the most notable changes occurred in the 1960s when production costs of the earlier Model 94 design increased dramatically, the company made the decision to find less expensive methods of production or face pricing itself out of the hunting market, which made up a large percentage of retail sales.

It should go without saying that one of the new guns is a Model 70.

You can read an extensive shooting review of the new gun by picking up a copy of the May/June issue of Rifle Shooter magazine available on newsstands now.

The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope.

This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000.

Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms.The information presented on the list is the same information available to Winchester customer service representatives.Continue Reading The list is not comprehensive because the company did not keep a single database of serial numbers.they chose stamped sheet metal and roll pins for parts previously machined from solid steel.Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.

Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms.The information presented on the list is the same information available to Winchester customer service representatives.Continue Reading The list is not comprehensive because the company did not keep a single database of serial numbers.they chose stamped sheet metal and roll pins for parts previously machined from solid steel.Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.The post-64 Winchester model 94 begin with serial number 2,700,000.