Around 1959 to 1960 the plastic checkered buttplate began to filter in and by 1961 was pretty much standard. I still have the 20 ga Citori, and kind of wish this 101 was a 20 ga as well, however glad I came across this deal. I have an Army Spruce gun that was supplied to the Army the first week of January 1918 but serial numbers for these rifles list them as 1918 through 1919 manufacture which is not possible. In the attic I found a pristine 101 in a case that hasnt seen daylight in 24 years. 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. It is very easy to use, it uses information from the Remington company. But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of.
The carbines were discontinued about 1947. The Model 94 lever action is now available in a Trails End Hunter model, with a round or octagon barrel. As many of you will undoubtedly note, the figures I have compiled below vary significantly from the numbers published by George Madis in his tomes The Winchester Book and The Winchester Handbook. Now, while that does not automatically identify the gun was produced in 1976 as production documents can often be used for several years, it does identify that the gun was produced sometime between June 1976 and May 1981 when production ceased. It shows they began making them in October of 1959, starting with serial number 50,000. Rifles before this date became known as Pre-'64 Model 70s. Wood to metal fit is very good and the bolt to receiver fit couldn't be better.
These two letters can be decoded to find out the date your firearm was manufactured. The man that had the gun bought it with one box of bullets. It will show you date of manufacture of your firearm. The serial numbers went up to the 200,000s. Information confirming the manufacturing coding used by Remington can be found online. The Super Grade: The Super grade guns had a sling swivel similar to the now commonly known Quick Take-Down type only they were about ½ wide at the base. Most pre-64 M70's came with a checkered steel buttplate.
Carbine - serial number 6506, 10-1-1895 32 W. As I was going through some of the recently posted questions on the forum, I realized that I had neglected to address the dates and serial numbers for the introduction of the various calibers. Rifle - serial number 107731, 10-5-1901 32 W. Often called The Gun that Won the West. Hi guys, I just registered onto your site and I may be able to shed some light on the 101. In 1929, the Western Cartridge Company forerunner of Winchester Ammunition received U.
The transition safety lever was changed to swing to the muzzle to fire. Also have 117xxx that I believe to be from 1968 and 144xxx that I believe to be from 1971. As usual I have more questions now than I did before. Undoubtedly, all of the caliber, and the Rifle versus Carbine production number ratios would change drastically if the records were available for serial numbers 354,000 - 2,600,298. This is is a little unique as the timber work is French polished from the factory not oiled or lacquered. For the past 5 years he has spent at least two weeks a year with a volunteer at the Cody Museum of Firearms research room.
Remington 700 or 1100 serial numbers can be decoded the same way as Remington 870 serial numbers. Lordy, I sure do like the 101's. One of the three manufacturers was Winchester, and 1917 was certainly before 1964. Anyhow one of the Gents posts would seem to pretty closely date my gun around 73, just what I suspected. The buttplate was also aluminum. This serial number decoder will translate this information, determining the exact month and year that your specific firearms was created. For shotguns with removeable barrels, the code will be valid for the manufacture of the barrel; maybe for the receiver, as barrels do get switched around.
The new Timber Scout, a very fast, quick rifle is offered in 30-30 or 44 Rem. I'll go back to him to see what his basis for this was. I used to shoot a lot of clays but since my shoulder is held together by about a dozen screws the doc recomended that I give up shooting. I have bought this rifle and the stock has been replaced with a sportster? However, pre-64 usually refers to firearms made by Winchester and still in production during that time, that were redesigned to reduce production costs. To add to the mystery the records of the Kodensha were always kept seceret because they were making and selling guns under contract with Winchester and selling some of them out the back door all over the world. There were 3 different types of safeties used on these guns. I checked Gun Broker a little but haven't come up with a price yet.
His father had left the gun in it's case with a full box of shells. I'd suggest if you want to sell this rifle you check out some of the online gun auction forums. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. When I read where someone says their rifle was made a certain month and year I wonder how they can call it that close. The stock had 2 holes drilled about 7 deep under the buttplate. But you need to use two letter code which is located on barrel of your firearm. Raising demands for American skilled labor also was a contributing factor.
I don't care about the exact year of manufacture of my rifle, my guess it is probably early 1917 or late 1916. Hope this information helps with narrowing down the age of 101 guns. Model 70 Stainless rifle Model 70 Featherweight classic with controlled round feeding Model 70 detachable magazine Model 70. Model 1887 pump action shotgun introduced. I haven't had much time to look at the gun but at first glance it looks as if it would be new out of the box.