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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:20 am
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This can be a lot of help to those wishing to date a Winchester; or any other listed there.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:28 am
i have model 43 22 hornet what is the manufacture date SN39165A thanks in advance
1952winchester model 43 22 hornet
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:55 am
Production of the model 43 ended at number 62617, it was manufactured between 1949 & 1957. (This is a Winchester model where there limited rercords available.) The Date of mfg. for this rifle would most likely be early 1950's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:11 pm
I suppose it is only curiosity, but I would like more history on my Model 1200 shotgun. From the serial number (L869102) I am told it was born in 1991, but production stopped in 1983. I t does not fit any gun description in "Gun Traders Guide". Part of my interest is from the fact that it appears near new.

It has a 28" vent rib barrel blued finish, chambers 2 3/4 12ga shells, wood stock and slide, probably in the catagorey of a field gun, (does not say "Defender" on the barrel), no Winchoke on barrel.
On the barrel,
it does have Winchester (in script), Model 1200 - 12 ga 2 3/4 cham.
Made in New Haven, Con, USA Winchester proof steel
and on a 3rd line - MOD. (but nothing following).
Any information would certainally be of interest to me. Thank You
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:13 pm
I have a 1400 MKII, can someone date it for me?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:20 am
Wonderful wrote:I suppose it is only curiosity, but I would like more history on my Model 1200 shotgun. From the serial number (L869102) I am told it was born in 1991, but production stopped in 1983. I t does not fit any gun description in "Gun Traders Guide". Part of my interest is from the fact that it appears near new.

It has a 28" vent rib barrel blued finish, chambers 2 3/4 12ga shells, wood stock and slide, probably in the catagorey of a field gun, (does not say "Defender" on the barrel), no Winchoke on barrel.
On the barrel,
it does have Winchester (in script), Model 1200 - 12 ga 2 3/4 cham.
Made in New Haven, Con, USA Winchester proof steel
and on a 3rd line - MOD. (but nothing following).
Any information would certainally be of interest to me. Thank You

I found some info on the 1200 production dates, old winchester factory records, I'm attaching a link to the PDF. Check the last page (35) of the PDF . It shows the production date for your model 1200 serial# as 1974.
http://www.winchesterguns.com/support/f ... uments.pdf
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:48 am
Killowatt wrote:I have a 1400 MKII, can someone date it for me?

SN N689xxx

Production of the model 1400 ran from 1964 to the early 1990's. After 1968, it was given the name 1400 MkII until sometime around 1972 or 1974. The 1400 Mark II was basically the same as the original 1400, but with different checkering. The Mark II designation was dropped after the early 1970's and production of the 1400 continued until the early 1990's. There are no factory records available for the 1400 model that I'm aware of, so finding an exact year of manufacture might prove to be difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:12 am
Thanks, I have the three winchokes to go with it as well. I've hunted with it and I'm keeping this fine shooter.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:02 am
I have a 1400mkII which serial is N7264**. I bought it in 2004 and it was brand new in a box.
Was it made between 1968 and 1972 or 1974 ?

Gun shop staff said it was a kind of dead stock but I did not know
it was over 30 years old when I bought in 2004. :o

I really enjoy hunting turtledoves and pheasants with it in Japan.
My avatar is a picture took when I went to turtledove hunting with my 1400mkII. ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:53 pm
I purchased a Winchester Model 12 Featherlite 12 gauge pump action SN# 1830459F. Just trying to figure out when it was manufactured or any other info about it? Thanks
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Welcome to the Winchester Owners Forum gentlemen !!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:14 pm
I own a Winchester 1886 Model in 45-70 serial number 964XX. It is 26 inch hex barrel with full length magazine tube. It is in very good condition, no rust, beautiful patina, shows some minor hunting bumps, and is a shooter. I believe the date of manufacture would be around 1899 but would be interested in knowing history, date of manufacture and value. Thanks in advance for your attention to the matter. Barrel rifling is excellent and bright.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:09 am
Welcome to the Winchester Owners Forum SilentKnight !!

Enjoy our community...

SilentKnight wrote:I own a Winchester 1886 Model in 45-70 serial number 964XX.
I believe the date of manufacture would be around 1899 but would be interested in knowing history, date of manufacture and value. Thanks in advance for your attention to the matter.


While value is relative to the market...a collector might pay higher than a private sale to a friend than a gun shop looking to make a profit. Best to check on-line auction houses to see what they go for in the condition you describe...(also...I've been know to go to a book store and find pricing guides to look up the prices ;) ).

As far as the history: ( See Below )
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:10 am
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Moses Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period.

Originally chambered in .45-70, .45-90 WCF and .40-82 WCF, it was later offered in a half dozen other large cartridges, including the .50-110 Winchester.

Despite being originally designed for use with black powder, the action was strong enough to make the jump to smokeless powder with only minor modifications, and was subsequently chambered in the smokeless .33 WCF cartridge beginning in 1903.

The Model 1886 continued the trend towards chambering heavier rounds, and had an all-new and considerably stronger locking-block action than the toggle-link Model 1876.

While it was designed by John Moses Browning, who had a long and profitable relationship with Winchester from the 1880s to the early 1900s....William Mason also contributed, making some improvements to Browning's original design.

In many respects the Model 1886 was a true American express rifle, as it could be chambered in the more powerful black powder cartridges of the day.

During the early stages of World War I, the Royal Flying Corps purchased Model 1886 rifles chambered for the .45-90 Sharps cartridge with special incendiary bullets designed to ignite the hydrogen gas in German airships.

In 1935 Winchester introduced a slightly modified M1886 as the Model 71, chambered for the more powerful .348 Winchester cartridge.

Soon after the introduction of the Model 1886, Browning designed a scaled-down version of the 1886 action for smaller dual-use or carbine cartridges, which was issued as the highly successful Winchester Model 1892.

The Model 1886 was produced between 1886 and 1935...with 160,000 being made.

Specs:

Weight: 9 lbs

Overall Length: 44.5 inches

Barrel: 26 inches


How about a few pictures....?!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:24 pm
Thank you Shooter 13 for the historical info. I am still trying to figure out how this site works. I will get a picture taken and place it here as soon as possible. Thanks again.
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Not a problem...

If you need it: http://www.photobucket.com

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:37 pm
I have a 1902 single shot 22 with no ser number and a 03 22WMR SN 49108. I have never been able to find dates of manuf for either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Might even spring for a big orange or something.

UF

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:53 pm
After all this time, I thank you sir. Looks like the 03 was 1909 to 1910. It is amazing how good of shape this rifle remains. I have been able to find ammo for it and find it is quite accurate with the original sights.

Thanks again.

UF

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