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Bbl. on my new to me M06 Winchester
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I have 5 of these rifles in my collection now. Putting the latest one away, a 98%++, 1917, kids toy, I noticed it has a Crowned bbl. The others are all cut flat and polished. One of the later rifles has the flat cut. Both my M62’s have crowned bbls., a late one and early one. I’m thinking this one was late on the assembly line when they started using later parts for cleanup. There are a few years between the two. Big LarryM1906-1917.jpgImage Enlarger

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Very nice, amazing condition. 

 

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Larry,

If the barrel on a 1917 production Model 1906 is crowned & blued, it is not original to that rifle.  Winchester did not crown any of the Model 1906/06 rifle barrels manufactured during the regular production run (1906 – 1932).  Exactly what is marked on the barrel of that rifle?

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Larry,

If the barrel on a 1917 production Model 1906 is crowned & blued, it is not original to that rifle.  Winchester did not crown any of the Model 1906/06 rifle barrels manufactured during the regular production run (1906 – 1932).  Exactly what is marked on the barrel of that rifle?

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Considering the near-mint cond of the rcvr, very strange if the brl was replaced.

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Larry,

If the barrel on a 1917 production Model 1906 is crowned & blued, it is not original to that rifle.  Winchester did not crown any of the Model 1906/06 rifle barrels manufactured during the regular production run (1906 – 1932).  Exactly what is marked on the barrel of that rifle?

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Outside or underneath? I won’t be able to tell you until tomorrow on the outside and Wednesday on the bottom. I really do not want to take it apart, to many things can happen.  Thanks, Big Larry

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Big Larry said

Bert H. said

Larry,

If the barrel on a 1917 production Model 1906 is crowned & blued, it is not original to that rifle.  Winchester did not crown any of the Model 1906/06 rifle barrels manufactured during the regular production run (1906 – 1932).  Exactly what is marked on the barrel of that rifle?

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Outside or underneath? I won’t be able to tell you until tomorrow on the outside and Wednesday on the bottom. I really do not want to take it apart, to many things can happen.  Thanks, Big Larry

  

Both… the markings on the visible part of the barrel can tell us approximately when it was made.  The 2-digit year number on the bottom of the barrel will tell more precisely when it was manufactured.

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My buddy Tom is taking the rifle home today and taking it apart. He is the closest thing to a gunsmith that I know. BTW, it does have a proof mark struck through the bluing on the bbl. and receiver. Both are bright. More later on this bbl. The fact that it so nice is a mystery. Most and I think around 98% of these little rifles are junkers, with no finish and bad bores. I have a early 1st model with 98% blue and a rough bore. It’s a 22 short and I kept it as it is a very pretty M1906. When Tom gets it apart, he will call me. He will also take pics.   Big Larry

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