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Auction win, M47 angled/swept back bolt
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Well, I guess I am able to post images just not sure how to get them playing well with text on the page… here is the other M47 I won.

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Condition of this one good enough to please Big Larry…which is saying a lot!

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We don’t see a 47 that nice very often. Nicely done!

 

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Very nice. Most M47’s I have seen have spectacular wood. One of mine has very pretty wood. I bought it off a well known person on this Forum.

May I ask what you paid for your new treasures? Knowing this may help another person who is buying one of these fine rifles. I think the most I paid for one was $550, and that was for the target model. The others were in the $300 range.

You will find these rifles to have exceptional accuracy. Enjoy.          Big Larry

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Good morning all, thank you for the replies. I don’t know much about these rifles but I am learning.

I have to look at the invoice to see what I got them for. This gun is obviously the “collectible” choice as it has no d&t holes, sling studs, etc. Not to mention it is a very pretty gun in very good condition. 

For those interested, I started a new thread inquiring about dating these guns and JWA has kindly offered to review additional phots to try to narrow the dates down. I am posting updated pictures in that post. Link

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Big Larry said
Very nice. Most M47’s I have seen have spectacular wood. One of mine has very pretty wood. I bought it off a well known person on this Forum.

May I ask what you paid for your new treasures? Knowing this may help another person who is buying one of these fine rifles. I think the most I paid for one was $550, and that was for the target model. The others were in the $300 range.

You will find these rifles to have exceptional accuracy. Enjoy.          Big Larry

  

 

Hi Larry, I have seen you make multiple references to a M47 target model but have not seen anything formally identifying one. Can you give more info on this?

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ShawnN said

Big Larry said

Very nice. Most M47’s I have seen have spectacular wood. One of mine has very pretty wood. I bought it off a well known person on this Forum.

May I ask what you paid for your new treasures? Knowing this may help another person who is buying one of these fine rifles. I think the most I paid for one was $550, and that was for the target model. The others were in the $300 range.

You will find these rifles to have exceptional accuracy. Enjoy.          Big Larry

  

 

Hi Larry, I have seen you make multiple references to a M47 target model but have not seen anything formally identifying one. Can you give more info on this?

  

Mine has the 80A rear sight and the hooded front sight. Former owner thought it was too heavy and installed sling swivels. Ruined it as far as I am concerned. Normally, I would not have bought it, but I have never seen another except one in the Redbook. I am still on the hunt for one with the straight bolt. You will be pleasantly surprised at the accuracy of these fine little rifles. FWIW, I do not have any pics of mine.  Big Larry

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Big Larry said

ShawnN said

Big Larry said

Very nice. Most M47’s I have seen have spectacular wood. One of mine has very pretty wood. I bought it off a well known person on this Forum.

May I ask what you paid for your new treasures? Knowing this may help another person who is buying one of these fine rifles. I think the most I paid for one was $550, and that was for the target model. The others were in the $300 range.

You will find these rifles to have exceptional accuracy. Enjoy.          Big Larry

  

 

Hi Larry, I have seen you make multiple references to a M47 target model but have not seen anything formally identifying one. Can you give more info on this?

  

Mine has the 80A rear sight and the hooded front sight. Former owner thought it was too heavy and installed sling swivels. Ruined it as far as I am concerned. Normally, I would not have bought it, but I have never seen another except one in the Redbook. I am still on the hunt for one with the straight bolt. You will be pleasantly surprised at the accuracy of these fine little rifles. FWIW, I do not have any pics of mine.  Big Larry

  

Were the sight options on that rifle from the factory? When you say you are on the hunt for a straight bolt do you mean like my other M47 (the one also “ruined” with mod’s unlike this one).

I am hoping to get these out to the range today!!

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Former owner thought it was too heavy and installed sling swivels. 

Or maybe he didn’t have 3 hands.  No matter how light the gun, if you’ve got to do something requiring both hands, being able to sling the gun over your shoulder is a big asset.

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ShawnN said
Well, I guess I am able to post images just not sure how to get them playing well with text on the page… here is the other M47 I won.

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Hi ShawnN,

This Model 47 is a Type 3b and was made from July, 1949 until the end of production and is the most common Model 47 variation encountered.

Winchester did not call the Model 47 with the 80A peep sight a “Target”, that is a Big Larry term.  The Winchester nomenclature for your rifle with the the 32B open sight was called the “Model 47, G4702R, Single Shot Bolt Action, .22 S,L & LR, 32B Open Sporting Rear Sight, 75C Front Sight”.  

The version Big Larry is referring to was called the “Model 47, G4701R, Single Shot Bolt Action, .22 S,L & LR, 80A Peep Rear Sight, 97B Front Sight”.

Gotta keep Big Larry straight or next thing you know he will be calling them “Winnies” Laugh

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Oh the humanity !!!!

 

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