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First year Model 53 Winchester

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rcmodel, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    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.


  2. 30Cal

    30Cal Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    Albany, NY
    Nice! I've got one of those but dont' know what year it is. Great 75yd varmint gun.
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