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These s were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms. None of the scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program.
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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 date-range information on many Winchester firearms. You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file.
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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 s from forward that we are aware of.
But perhaps these s can help you somewhat in your research. Please remember that this information is a compilation over time -- collected from secondhand information.
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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. Take me to Browning International No. Take me to Browning North America.
Serial Reference. What year was my Winchester manufactured? A few reasons cited are: A fire at the factory Inadvertent destruction during office cleaning Records simply lost in filing Records misplaced between ownership transitions Documents borrowed but not returned There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them.
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Please keep the following points in mind as you explore these s: 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 s the Winchester Repeating Arms firearms brand transferred ownership several times. Any information before the s is always difficult to verify. In general, only serial 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 otherwiseno representation is made that all serial 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.
Ask for the Winchester Repeating Arms Historian. For any other questions: For Parts and Service call: 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 This late historian George Madis compiled extensive histories on Winchester firearms. for other Buffalo Bill Center museum resources.