Win 74 22 cal


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briang2ad
November 6, 2008, 02:17 PM
Saw what I thought to be a pretty minty Win 74 today. Interesting gun. It looked to be in excellent condition. Bluing was deep and no rusting. Stock was not chipped or cracked - very nice, although it is varnished. Barrel looked perfect. Not as sleek as my Rem 552, but kinda neat.

What is it really worth?

(I didn't look at caliber - sorry). Seemed like a long enough ejection port for LR.

Are these hard to fix? Parts?

Are they normally reliable? (Is it a risk). Thanks.

(I want a shooeter, but to me, classics are cool too.

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MMCSRET
November 6, 2008, 09:04 PM
The 74 is a very nice shooter. Nothing special, just good solid steel, unlike the semi autos of today. I have only seen them in 22LR, but, I suppose there could be some in 22 Short. Good gun.

briang2ad
November 6, 2008, 10:05 PM
a Remington 550-1???

pinstripe
November 7, 2008, 09:37 AM
I own a winchester model 74. It is .22LR. It was made in 1946 and shoots just fine. I have taken it apart and it is a simple gun. The only problem that mine has is that it doesn't load the last 2 rounds into the receiver. That is probably due to the spring in the stock becoming weak. The approximate value is in the $200-$300 range. Good luck

Savage Shooter
November 7, 2008, 07:01 PM
I have one made in 1948 and they are defenitly shooters they are easy to take a part. It could be a .22lr or .22short what mine is a .22lr they are great. Yours should if it is in mint condition be in the 375-400 range mine is worth about 350. Here is an add copy its pretty interesting I thought. http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm80/Johndeereman19/model74add.gif

briang2ad
November 7, 2008, 09:53 PM
How accurate are they compared to a modern 22 - like a Marlin 60, or a new Speedmaster?

Savage Shooter
November 8, 2008, 02:15 PM
Mine is just as accurate as my marlin 60 maybe more thanks to that nice front sight. they both shoot good and the win 74 was my grandfathers so it will never be sold.

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