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Firearms produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (later Winchester-Western Company and U.S. Repeating Arms Company), 1866–2006, by model:

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Year-model numbers 1866-1912[edit]

  • Model 1866 lever-action rimfire (later centerfire) rifle
  • Model 1873 lever-action centerfire rifle
  • Model 1876 lever-action centerfire rifle
  • Model 1878 Hotchkiss bolt-action rifle (US Army and Navy)
  • Model 1885 falling-block single-shot rifle
  • Model 1886 lever-action centerfire rifle
  • Model 1887 lever-action shotgun
  • Model 1890 slide-action .22 WRF rifle
  • Model 1892 lever-action centerfire rifle
  • Model 1893 slide-action shotgun
  • Model 1894 lever-action centerfire rifle
  • Model 1895 lever-action centerfire box-magazine rifle
  • Model 1895 Lee bolt-action rifle (US Navy/Marine Corps)
  • Model 1897 slide-action shotgun (Model 1893 variant)
  • Model 1900 bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 1901 lever-action shotgun (Model 1887 variant)
  • Model 1902 bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle (Model 1900 variant)
  • Model 1903 semi-automatic .22 Win Auto rifle
  • Model 1904 bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle (Model 1900 variant)
  • Model 99 'Thumb Trigger'[1] single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 1905 semi-automatic centerfire rifle
  • Model 1906 slide-action .22 WRF rifle (Model 1890 variant)
  • Model 1907 semi-automatic centerfire rifle (Model 1905 variant)
  • Model 1910 semi-automatic centerfire rifle (Model 1905 variant)
  • Model 1911 SL semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 1912 slide-action shotgun

Sequential Model Numbers (Rifles) 1919-39[edit]

In 1919 Winchester abandoned numbering models by the year of introduction and assigned two-digit numbers, sequential beginning with 51 for rifles. Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e.g. the Model 1912 shotgun became the Model 12. There was one exception: the unconventional 'Thumb Trigger' rifle, which was not previously numbered, was given the designation 99.[1]

  • Model 51 'Imperial' (1919) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 52 (1920) bolt-action .22 match rifle
  • Model 53 (1924) lever-action rifle (Model 92 variant)
  • Model 54 (1925) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 55[2] (1924) lever-action rifle (Model 94 variant)
  • Model 56 (1926) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 57 (1926) bolt-action .22 target rifle (Model 56 target variant)
  • Model 58 (1928) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 59 (1930) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle (Model 58 target variant)
  • Model 60 (1930) bolt-action .22 rifle (Model 58 variant)
  • Model 60A (1933) bolt-action .22 single shot rifle (Model 58 variant)
    • Available in standard and target models
  • Model 61 (1932) slide-action .22 WCF (later .22 rimfire and .22 WMR) rifle
  • Model 62 (1932) slide-action .22 rifle (Model 90 variant)
  • Model 62A (1940) slide-action .22 rifle (Model 90 variant)
  • Model 63 (1933) semi-automatic .22 rifle (Model 03 variant)
  • Model 64 (1933) lever-action rifle (Model 94 variant)
  • Model 65 (1933) lever-action rifle (Model 92 variant)
  • Model 67[3] (1934) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 677[4] (1937) bolt-action .22 rifle (telescopic-sight-only Model 67 variant)
  • Model 68 (1934) bolt-action .22 rifle (Model 67 variant)
  • Model 69 (1935) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 697[4] (1937) bolt-action .22 rifle (telescopic-sight-only Model 69 variant)
  • Model 70 (1936) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 71 (1935) lever-action rifle (Model 86 variant)
  • Model 72 (1938) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 74[5] (1939) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 75 (1938) bolt-action .22 target rifle

Non-sequential model numbers (rifles) 1949-63[edit]

  • Model 43 (1949) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 47 (1949) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 55[2] (1957) semi-automatic single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 77 (1955) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 88 (1955) hybrid lever-action rifle
  • Model 100 (1960) semi-automatic rifle
  • Model 250 (1963) lever-action .22 rifle
  • Model 270 (1963) slide-action .22 rifle
  • Model 290 (1963) semi-automatic .22 rifle

Non-sequential model numbers

  • Model 121 (1967) bolt-action single shot .22 rifle
  • Model 131 (1967) bolt-action .22 rifle (repeating Model 121 variant, box magazine)
  • Model 141 (1967) bolt-action .22 rifle (repeating Model 121 variant), butt stock tube fed rifle.
  • Model 150 (1967) lever-action .22 rifle (Model 250 variant)
  • Model 190 (1966) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 255 (1964) lever-action .22 WMR rifle (Model 250 variant)
  • Model 310 (1972) single shot .22 rifle
  • Model 320 (1972) bolt-action .22 rifle 5 or 10 round box magazine
  • Model 325 (1972) bolt-action .22 WMR rifle (Model 320 variant)
  • Model 490 (1975) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 670 (1966) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 770 (1969) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 9422 (1972) lever-action .22 rifle

Model numbers (shotguns) 1919-63[edit]

  • Model 20 (1920) single-shot shotgun
  • Model 21 (1931) double-barrel shotgun
  • Model 24 (1939) double-barrel shotgun
  • Model 25 (1949) slide-action shotgun (Model 12 variant)
  • Model 36 (1919) single-shot 9mm rimfire shotgun (Garden Gun) (Model 1900 variant)
  • Model 37 (1936) single-shot shotgun
  • Model 40 (1939) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 41 (1920) bolt-action single-shot .410-bore shotgun
  • Model 42 (1933) slide-action .410-bore shotgun (Model 12 variant)
  • Model 50 (1954) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 59 (1960) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 101 (1963) over/under shotgun

Model numbers (shotguns) 1964-2006[edit]

  • Model 23 (1978) double-barrel shougun
  • Model 37A (1973) single-shot shotgun (Model 37 variant)
  • Model 96 (1976) over/under shotgun
  • Model 370 (1972) single-shot shotgun (Model 37 variant)
  • Model 1200 (1964) slide-action shotgun (Model 12 replacement)

(Model 1200 variant)

  • Model 1400 (1964) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 1500 (1978) semi-automatic shotgun (Model 1400 variant)
  • The Winchester 1300 shotgun was first introduced in around 1981, when the US Repeating Arms Company (USRAC) took over production of the 'Winchester' brand guns from the Olin / Winchester corporation.
  • Model 9410 (2001) lever-action .410-bore shotgun (Model 94 variant)
  • Super-X Model 1 (1974) semi-automatic shotgun
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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ abFirst produced in 1904, this rifle was initially marketed simply as the 'Thumb Trigger' until February 1919, when it was assigned the number 99 for the year the design was patented. Winchester simultaneously dropped the initial 2 digits from all year-numbered models for advertising reasons, so the preceding '18' was omitted from the outset. Model 99s were never actually marked as such; the designation was used only in sales literature. Houze, p. 77 & p. 94.
  2. ^ abThe model number 55 was used twice; the two rifles were entirely dissimilar and were not produced concurrently.
  3. ^66 was not used, to avoid confusion with the Model 1866
  4. ^ abWinchester added the suffix '7' to the Model 67 and 69 when equipped with telescopic sights and no provisions for iron sights. These rifles, although seemingly out of numeric sequence, can be accurately described as variants rather than separate models.
  5. ^73 was not used, to avoid confusion with the Model 1873

Bibliography[edit]

  • Houze, Herbert G. To the dreams of youth: Winchester .22 Caliber Single Shot Rifle. Iola, WI, USA: Krause Publications, Inc. 1993. ISBN0-87341-237-0

External links[edit]

Winchester Model 120 Parts List

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Winchester Model 120 Serial Numbers

What year was my Winchester manufactured? (Serial Number Reference)

Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s

Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms. These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. In general, this information is the same that you would get if you called our customer service department and asked them for the information. They use these documents as a reference and the documents should be limited to that use.

Click the image below to download the PDF document containing the serial number date-range information on many Winchester firearms. You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file. Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe.

THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER HISTORIC SERIAL NUMBER RECORDS.
There are many “legends” about why the historic serial number records for Winchester rifles and shotguns are not complete or why they are not always verifiable. A few reasons cited are:

  1. A fire at the factory
  2. Inadvertent destruction (during office cleaning)
  3. Records simply lost in filing
  4. Records misplaced between ownership transitions
  5. Documents borrowed but not returned

There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them. But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of. But perhaps these pages can help you somewhat in your research.

Winchester Model 120 Serial Numbers

Please keep the following points in mind as you explore these pages:

  • Many of the Winchester brand firearms produced over the years are included, but not all. If your firearm is not listed, we probably do not have any additional information.
  • Before the 1990s the Winchester Repeating Arms firearms brand transferred ownership several times. Any information before the 1990s is always difficult to verify.
  • In general, only serial number ranges with an approximate year are provided in this document. There is no other detail beyond this that we can provide.
  • Since this information was provided through old documents (both official and otherwise), no representation is made that all serial number and year combinations are totally accurate.
  • In some exceptional cases, a more detailed, accurate determination can be made by calling the Winchester Repeating Arms Historian at the Morgan, Utah office. 800-333-3288. Ask for the Winchester Repeating Arms Historian.
  • For any other questions: 800.333.3288 or 801.876.2711. For Parts and Service call: 800.322.4626
  • For questions related to Ammunition don’t call us. Contact Winchester Ammunition directly.
  • No attempt has been made to determine the value of any guns listed.
  • The Cody Firearms Museum has more information on Winchesters produced before 1900.
  • This late historian George Madis compiled extensive histories on Winchester firearms. www.georgemadis.com

There are other outside resources – including the Cody Firearm Museum -- which can be excellent for determining date of manufacture and value: Click here to go to our gun values resource links.

Click below to download a PDF overview of Cody Museum serial number resources.

(Please remember that this information is a compilation over time -- collected from secondhand information. No confidentail records were used. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and make no claims as to accuracy. No attempt has been made to determine the value of any Winchester products.)

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