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Winchester, by far, is the most famous name in firearms.
The model is commonly known as The Gun that Won the West. Owning any firearm, however, is owning a piece history.
Whether it be the famous Winchester Repeating Rifle, the Model 70 bolt action hunting rifle or any other make of firearm, owning a firearm is owning a piece of history. Part of it is due to the stories behind these weapons and because a well-made firearm can last centuries. Discovering the history of your Winchester can be an easy, straightforward process that will enhance the enjoyment of ownership.
Identify the firearm. You should be able to identify the make, caliber and type of firearm. Most often, the information you need will be found in any instruction manual you have for the weapon.
It will also be stamped on the right side or left side of the barrel, usually just ahead of the chamber. Write down the serial. It is located in front of the chamber and often also stamped on other major parts that can be discovered upon field stripping your firearm. Sometimes old or refurbished firearms will have different serial s on different parts. An older weapon with matching serial s throughout will be more valuable than firearm rebuilt with parts from different firearms. Do an online serial search. You can find the year a Winchester rifle was made by doing a database search free on the Internet.
The website oldguns. Simply click on the model of your firearm and enter the serial .
Do a Records Check. With a serial- search they may be able to tell owners such things as shipping dates, warehouse shipped from, trigger and stock information as well as other features of the firearm. Greg Blankenship is a Springfield, Ill. Related How to Identify Antique Guns. References Old Guns. Not all records are complete at the Cody Firearms Museum.
Somer records have been lost over time.Dating winchesters by serial number
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How to Date a Winchester Firearm