Original equipment?


.22LR
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:37 pm
When I was given my Win 71 by my father-in-law I did a bit of research to find out all I could about the rifle. The more I found out the fonder I became of the Model 71. One thing that got me was people insisting that the 71 only came with the one style butt pad. Bothered me because I have a Pachmayr butt pad. Everything I read indicated it had been changed and therefore detracted from the value. Since everything else was original I was let down that the butt must have been changed. Then I came across an article by Richard Hacker entitled "This Old Gun." In the article he stated that during the 50's (mine is a '53) Winchester did offer a butt pad and I believe it was a Pachmayr butt pad. Anybody know anything about this? I quoted the articles existence in my records but I have to search for the article itself.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:55 am
Welcome to the Winchester Owners Forum !!

Can you post a picture of your vintage Model 71 for the membership...!?

.22LR
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:16 pm
The article by Hacker saying that you could order the Pachmayr pad on the gun new was "I have this old gun." It's been so hard to get bullets I have been considering a Corbin Bullet making system to make 348's and 375's.
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.22LR
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Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:09 pm
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:14 pm
1953 Winchester Model 71. I have the Lyman peep sight but prefer the Buck horns.
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