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Age of Winchester collectors
June 5, 2021
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1958 – 62

June 5, 2021
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Must admit I’m surprised how young the respondents are!! I wonder if it’s a product of electronic/on-line communications. Trust me, I’m 60 and still struggle to load pictures etc. so my comment is not meant to be discriminatory. 

June 5, 2021
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foxfire said
Trust me, I’m 60 and still struggle to load pictures etc. 

I quit struggling…by giving up trying to do it.

June 5, 2021
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Just turned 44. 

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I have been pleasantly surprised at the younger ages popping up on here.  From watching at Cody, it seemed I was one of the younger collectors at a spry 71 going on 72 in a few months.  It has been gratifying to find otherwise.  There is some hope!  Tim

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I have been pleasantly surprised at the younger ages popping up on here.  From watching at Cody, it seemed I was one of the younger collectors at a spry 71 going on 72 in a few months.  It has been gratifying to find otherwise.  There is some hope!  Tim  

My sentiments exactly!

June 6, 2021
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Bert H. said

I knew you were one of them… Chris Hartman is another.  

Yep, 1967 vintage.  

 

Manuel said

My wife laughs at me because most of my “friends” that i’ve met through collecting are nearly twice my age.  

 Mine used to tell me the same thing. 

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I’ll be a spry 68 y.o. in a couple days. Started buying my first guns as a teenager.

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In 1974, the National Speed Limit changed to 55. This year, I finally caught up. Good to know, I’m finally “average” in a group.

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35 here. I’ve been interested in Winchesters since I started shooting (about 4-5 years old). My grandfather had a nice collection of Winchesters that gave me the itch at a young age. It hasn’t gotten any better!

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I’m only 73, the same age as My newest Winchester, yes and it still looks pretty good too. I tell everyone I’m planned out to 114, I see some make it and I see some 114 year old Winchesters stilll in pretty good shape. If they can do it, so can IWink

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Born in a house in Cambridge,Vermont in 1947. Only one of my Winchesters is younger than me!

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35 here. I’ve been interested in Winchesters since I started shooting (about 4-5 years old). My grandfather had a nice collection of Winchesters that gave me the itch at a young age. It hasn’t gotten any better!  

And here I was thinking I was going to get a prize for being the youngest and you got me beat. I’ve got a much younger little brother who is only 26, but hadn’t convinced him to join WACA yet. He’s currently only really into knives and blacksmithing. He thinks “Forged in Fire” is a Godsend!

He’s always had a hankering for knives.  Once we were at a gunshow, he was only 5 years old got slightly ahead of dad down the row and snatched up the largest Bowie Knife off of the table. Started to weld it like he was Bruce Lee and I thought the 85 Year Old Knife Dealer was going to have a heart attack. He was literally grabbing his chest, until my father was cautiously and gracefully was able to remove it from my baby brother’s hands. He learned that day to never do anything like that again! We look back at that now with fond memories. Especially now that he’s building and selling his own knives. He just got back from the Atlanta Georgia Knife show and did way better than I expected. 

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Maverick said

And here I was thinking I was going to get a prize for being the youngest and you got me beat. I’ve got a much younger little brother who is only 26, but hadn’t convinced him to join WACA yet. He’s currently only really into knives and blacksmithing. He thinks “Forged in Fire” is a Godsend!

He’s always had a hankering for knives.  Once we were at a gunshow, he was only 5 years old got slightly ahead of dad down the row and snatched up the largest Bowie Knife off of the table. Started to weld it like he was Bruce Lee and I thought the 85 Year Old Knife Dealer was going to have a heart attack. He was literally grabbing his chest, until my father was cautiously and gracefully was able to remove it from my baby brother’s hands. He learned that day to never do anything like that again! We look back at that now with fond memories. Especially now that he’s building and selling his own knives. He just got back from the Atlanta Georgia Knife show and did way better than I expected. 

Sincerely,

Maverick   

I received a wide range of interesting reactions when I was in my pre-teens up to about my early twenties at gun shows and gun shops when I’d show interest in a particular older or more obscure piece and start rambling about it with enthusiasm… I think most of the dealers and vendors expected another punk kid who was more interested in slingshots and trinkets than old Winchesters. 

I like blades too, but end up spending the bulk of my money on guns😀

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Easty308@gmail.com said
Born in a house in Cambridge,Vermont in 1947. Only one of my Winchesters is younger than me!  

I was in Underhill yesterday picking up a savage 99 in 358. Just one town over from Cambridge I believe. A little over an hour drive from my place!

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Congrats on the 99. You were indeed real close to me as I live in Fletcher about a mile from Cambridge. I was in Bakersfield shooting my 1894 38-55 and my model 1892 38-40 when you picked up your 99. Let’s get together and shoot some old guns!

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jsgwoodsman said

I was in Underhill yesterday picking up a savage 99 in 358. Just one town over from Cambridge I believe. A little over an hour drive from my place!  

What vintage is the Savage?

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Easty308@gmail.com said
Congrats on the 99. You were indeed real close to me as I live in Fletcher about a mile from Cambridge. I was in Bakersfield shooting my 1894 38-55 and my model 1892 38-40 when you picked up your 99. Let’s get together and shoot some old guns!  

I’m all for it. 

I don’t know if I’d rather be shooting or buying – it’s a pretty close tie for me!

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steve004 said

What vintage is the Savage?  

You know, I haven’t even peeled out the book to narrow down the DOM. 
It’s a A with the tang safety, brass counter, and finger groove forearm and strait gripped buttstock with what I call the “ugly factory pad”. My guess would be late 70s but I’ve been wrong before. 
I’ll remedy my lack of knowledge before the weekend ends.
It came with a tang mounted peep and 17 boxes of newly manufactured ammo – which were a welcomed surprise. 

Anyways – sorry to derail the OPs post. 

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You know, I haven’t even peeled out the book to narrow down the DOM. 
It’s a A with the tang safety, brass counter, and finger groove forearm and strait gripped buttstock with what I call the “ugly factory pad”. My guess would be late 70s but I’ve been wrong before. 
I’ll remedy my lack of knowledge before the weekend ends.
It came with a tang mounted peep and 17 boxes of newly manufactured ammo – which were a welcomed surprise. 

Anyways – sorry to derail the OPs post.   

The tang safety dates it close enough for me.  My interest in Savage was mainly the much older rifles but in my active Savage collecting days I could have been interested up to a rifle made in the 1950’s.  There were some .358’s made during that time frame.  They became quite collectible.  Wow – 17 boxes of ammo with it – I would think .358’s are selling for at least $50 a box now?

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