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Model 55 Solid Frame
December 17, 2019
1:44 am
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Picked up a Solid Frame Model 55 in 30 WCF.  Barrel info: date is 31, Cal 30 WCF, and the initials MNS. No special order features.  SN# 1079606.  Honest gun, nothing special except the solid frame.  Bore is sharp, so I hope it shoots.  Up next is a good cleaning.

Thanks Bert for the Winter 2012 article; it helped me decide to purchase.

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December 17, 2019
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Thanks for posting it!

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December 17, 2019
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Congratulations on a nice Model 55.

December 17, 2019
4:24 pm
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rwsem said
Picked up a Solid Frame Model 55 in 30 WCF.  Barrel info: date is 31, Cal 30 WCF, and the initials MNS. No special order features.  SN# 1079606.  Honest gun, nothing special except the solid frame.  Bore is sharp, so I hope it shoots.  Up next is a good cleaning.

Thanks Bert for the Winter 2012 article; it helped me decide to purchase.  

I have # 1076415, PR date of 7-6-1931. A very nice solid frame M55 as they go. Many have been ravaged by the ugly blue flaking as do many M55's. I have never fired either of my M55's. The other is a takedown. Have fun with your new treasure.   Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

December 17, 2019
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 I have a Winchester Model 55 in .30 WCF as well.Have not shot it for awhile now,but it shoots quite well,when I do.:)

December 17, 2019
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Hey Bert. I sold a solid frame 55 a year or so ago. In .30 WCF. Number 1076053. 

Shoot low boys. They're riding Shetland Ponies.

December 17, 2019
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Hey Bert. I sold a solid frame 55 a year or so ago. In .30 WCF. Number 1076053.   

Interesting... when I saw the rifle (serial number 1076053) it was a 32 W.S.  Serial number 1076035 is a 30 WCF though.

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December 18, 2019
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Bert H. said

Interesting... when I saw the rifle (serial number 1076053) it was a 32 W.S.  Serial number 1076035 is a 30 WCF though.

Bert  

I just checked 4 different places I have the number recorded. All 4 say 1076053 and .30WCF

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December 18, 2019
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Old Logger said

I just checked 4 different places I have the number recorded. All 4 say 1076053 and .30WCF  

That means that more fakery has recently occurred. Apparently, it has been rebarreled in recent times.

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December 18, 2019
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 I wonder why someone would go to the trouble of rebarreling a Model 55 from .30 WCF to .32 Winchester Special?Is the value of a Model 55 in .32 WS that much more than a .30 WCF rifle or perhaps the old .30 WCF barrel was in rough shape?

  Is it possible ,this could be a case of Winchester having several rifles put out with the same serial number,by mistake?Have heard that has happened from time to time.

December 18, 2019
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28 gauge said
 I wonder why someone would go to the trouble of rebarreling a Model 55 from .30 WCF to .32 Winchester Special?Is the value of a Model 55 in .32 WS that much more than a .30 WCF rifle or perhaps the old .30 WCF barrel was in rough shape?

  Is it possible ,this could be a case of Winchester having several rifles put out with the same serial number,by mistake?Have heard that has happened from time to time.  

It's possible the .30WCF barrel became a doner for a different receiver. 

Shoot low boys. They're riding Shetland Ponies.

December 18, 2019
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The .30 WCF was in great shape and had a perfect bore. The receiver of the rifle it was on had a receiver sight on it. I don't know if that vintage rifle would have been factory drilled for the sight. It's possible that the someone wanted to upgrade or repair a rifle they already had. 

Shoot low boys. They're riding Shetland Ponies.

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