Winchester 37 Question


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kBob
November 14, 2012, 09:57 AM
I note that the winchester 37 was made in a variety of gauges and was wondering a few things.

Do they all use the same frame/reciever?

Will barrels interchange between differnt guage guns?

Will for instance the 12 guage accept a 16, 20, or .410 barrel?

Will a .410 ecept even a 28 or 20 barrel?

Are barrels drop in replace able? (like if I had a 28 inch long 12 guage and picked up a ratty spare barrel on an auction sight to shorten and rifle sight, would it likely be a drop in fit?

I have run into a few of the 37s recently at shows and pawn shops and was just wondering about flex ability.

I relize that with a 12 I can shoot anything smaller via chamber adaptors, but I am wondering if the 20 I have seen hanging around at one place ( a bit ratty and reblued) can be "upgraded" to a 12 or 16 via and auction sight barrel.

And yes I mean US made Model 37 marked guns not 37A or ferrin copies.

-kBob

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Milkmaster
November 14, 2012, 06:31 PM
EDIT!

Sorry! I completely missed the "Winchester" part of the question. Please forgive :)

12Bravo20
November 14, 2012, 06:44 PM
The OP is talking about the Winchester Model 37 single shot break open shotgun. I know that the 12s and 16s used the same size receiver but don't know about the 20 or even 28. The .410 is definitely a smaller receiver.

303tom
November 15, 2012, 07:03 AM
The OP is talking about the Winchester Model 37 single shot break open shotgun. I know that the 12s and 16s used the same size receiver but don't know about the 20 or even 28. The .410 is definitely a smaller receiver.
This is correct..............

JohnBT
November 15, 2012, 11:33 AM
www.nulineguns.com/category_part_115_3_31_115.php

Nuline lists 3 different part numbers for the 12/16, 20/28 and .410 frames.

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