Dating winchester model 70 serial number
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I have never seen records for those guns, but it was produced sometime between 1935 (when Winchester officially quit making them) and 1942 (when Winchester switched over to wartime production and cleared out all obsolete parts).
I know this is an old thread, but people seem to have trouble finding info on these (or aren't looking).
I've had this Winchester nearly 20 years, always wondered about it.Following are the serial number blocks assigned to Springfield Armory and the two prime contractors, International Harvester and Harrington & Richardson Arms.Winchester name brand and the Model 1894 go hand and hand. Browning in 1893 specifically to be a perfect match for the new 30-30, which was smokeless cartridge.I have no reason to doubt it was Uncle Mile's rifle, so it had to have been made in 1931 at the latest.I'd love to find our more, but everyone who knew Uncle Mile's is gone now too.
So either your great uncle died after you think he did, your rifle is actually a Model 1890, or that rifle came from somewhere else. The main thing i have noticed about this gun is that it has a stainless steel barrell.... I traded a Maytag gas washing machine motor for it in 1944 when I was 14.