Volcanic carbine introduced 1856 Offices moved to New Haven, Connecticut. The alloy trigger guard was retained. On August 15, 2006, Olin Corporation, owner of the Winchester trademarks, announced that it had entered into a new license agreement with Browning to make Winchester brand rifles and shotguns, though not at the closed Winchester plant in New Haven. Answer: Below is a brief timeline of historical information regarding Winchester Firearms: Year Event 1854 Introduction of volcanic repeating handguns. Now come on, he said it was rare. Triggers were simple, but adjustable. The carbines were discontinued about 1947.
They also came out with stainless steel versions. The sights were made by Williams Gunsight Co. Winchester, by far, is the most famous name in firearms. Alaskan: The Alaskan could be had in either a 338 Win mag. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program.
These were manufactured from 1. A smaller number of the Army's Model 70 rifles also saw combat use by Army snipers; and some were equipped with silencers for covert operations in Southeast Asia. Don't know what I did with the records for the first 1300 rounds. They were serial numbered in the 41000 to 50000 range and were fitted with leaf sights and checkered stocks with steel butt plates, one-inch sling swivels, and leather slings. More Views: Additional Media: Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Pre '64. Oliver Winchester buys stock in Volcanic Repeating Arms. This information below gives a fairly accurate picture of year of manufacture for Model 70s until recent years 1992.
The pre-64 was only made in a long action, as when using shorter calibers, the magazine box had spacers added in either the rear or front, or both to allow feeding. The 1,000,000th Model 94 was presented. I have gone through my notes and cleaned it up some for re-posting now. I don't follow non-Classic serial numbers! In 1999 Shooting Times magazine named the Model 70 the Bolt-action Rifle of the Century. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms enforces this policy, and keeps records of any reported firearms that do not possess a serial number. The British contracts were canceled shortly before we entered the war in 1917, and since our supply of M1903 Springfield rifles was not sufficient to arm our troops and manufacturing capacity at Springfield and Rock Island arsenals was also not sufficient to meet the needs, minor changes were made to the Pattern 14 Enfield rifles that were already in production from.
According to Rule's book on the M70, pg 319: On August 25, 1971. About me, I am 40 and live in central florida. The G prefix was applied in compliance with federal regulations resulting from the Gun Control Act of 1968; no duplicate firearm serial numbers could be produced by a manufacturer. I'm not reading it wrong either. Hello, I am new to this forum and want to extend a; hello, how ya doin? Repeating Arms Company, are both subsidiaries of. The first letter on your barrel is the month your firearm was manufactured; the second letter is the year it was manufactured. Westerner: The Westerner was available in either the 264 or 300 Win.
Name changed to New Haven Arms Company. From the Custom Shop comes a custom case-colored Model 9410 lever-action shotgun. The M70 fwt was made in 257 and also 7X57 for a couple of years when it was reintroduced in the early 80's. This information is no substitute for obtaining a Winchester Factory Letter from the available for certain models and serial ranges which in addition to the Serial Number Application Date, normally provide the original Received In Warehouse Date and Date Shipped from Winchester factory. Any help would be appreciated. The Cody site lists M70 sn range of 49135 to 54805.
Maybe more of an opportunity to pick up a few guns that short-sighted retailers will try to move at a loss. The reason for this is that it appears there was 2 assembly lines. A steel floorplate and stainless magazine follower were introduced, partially revoking changes introduced in the 1964 model. © Winchester Repeating Arms, 2012, 2015, R. Hell, even the newer ones with the unsightly angle eject, cross bolt safety and rebounding hammer. The following pages were scanned from documents. The upper level management at Olin must have thought that they could convince the buying public that the newer models were just as good.
The receivers of these Model 70s were machined from bar stock steel. While cheaper to manufacture than the undercut bolt face needed for controlled feed actions, it is also stronger, providing more support to the cartridge case head, and better contains escaping gases in the event of a case rupture. Short of calling Winchester, I have no other ideas. It has one tiny scuff on the barrel approx. I would like to buy this gun but I can't afford it.