First year Model 53 Winchester


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rcmodel
March 29, 2009, 12:37 PM
I just bought this little honey yesterday.

It's a Model 53, 25-20 WCF.

They were only made from 1924 to 1932, when the great depression ended production.
There were fewer then 25,000 total made.

This one is serial #23XX, made in 1924 according to the date on the barrel under the magazine tube, & shipped in 1925 according to serial number tables.

It is basically a Model 92 action, with a light 22" Nickle Steel barrel and button magazine.
OAL is 39" and it weighs just 6lb, 7oz..

It has a Marbles Tang sight, but other then that is perfectly stock and none of the screws have ever been buggered.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/Winchester53.jpg

rc

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30Cal
March 30, 2009, 12:57 PM
Nice! I've got one of those but dont' know what year it is. Great 75yd varmint gun.

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