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May 7, 2022 - 6:30 pm
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Greetings,

Can anyone please tell me from where did Winchester obtain the steel they used for barrels and receivers and parts in general.

if the answer is readily out there somewhere, I can’t find it.  

Thank you,

Mike 

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Mike,

Winchester had many different sources (manufacturers) of the steel they used for there barrel steel. I suspect they bought the steel from whomever had the best price on the day they placed the order. Just for the Nickel Steel barrels alone, I know of at least three different companies;

M.N.S. (Midvale)
C.N.S. (Crucible)
B.N.S. (Bessemer)

Bert

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Very appreciated. 

Thank you as always Bert. 

-Mike

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