Dating a winchester rifle
Date Codes, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Winchester Rifles, Winchester Rifle & Shotgun 1969 , Winchester Shotguns.
The chart in this thread for serial # id show a lapse between 64 and 65 models.
Winchester, by far, is the most famous name in firearms.
Whether it be the famous Winchester Repeating Rifle, the Model 70 bolt action hunting rifle or any other make of firearm, owning a firearm is owning a piece of history.Thanks Winchester made a lot of changes in their guns in 1964, mostly to cut manufacturing costs.They put a big jump in their serial number sequence which shows the restart with what are really new models, even though under the same old names.You can read an extensive shooting review of the new gun by picking up a copy of the May/June issue of Rifle Shooter magazine available on newsstands now.The most collectable Model 70s and 94s are the "pre-64" guns, manufactured before a significant production change in 1964.