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Just got a Model 67 handed down to me
November 10, 2016
10:21 pm
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My uncle recently passed away, and my aunt told me he had a “little rifle” that she didn’t want to keep in the house. So I went over for a visit, and picked it up.

It is pretty worn from a lot of use, but there is no major damage to the wood, and no real rust to speak of.

It has the finger groove along the length of the front of the stock, the chrome plated bolt, and the knurled screw is exposed. So, from my short investigation; I think it was made in 1934 or early ’35?

I haven’t cleaned or fired it yet. Not sure if I should just clean it real good and keep it to pass down to a grandson later on, or try to refinish it.

I also have an older Winchester Model 1400 MK II 12ga. semi-auto, that I bought at a pawn shop probably 10yrs ago. It had the “Mod.” barrel with no vent rib. I bought a “Skeet” barrel online that had a vent rib. It sticks up about an 1/8″ higher than the receiver, so I removed the vent, tapered the end from the underneath side, then bent it at a taper to blend with the receiver. it looks like it was made to fit. 

I’d like to figure out about when it was made. Serial # is N481425

Thanks!

November 11, 2016
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Ken,

Do nothing more than just clean the Model 67 rifle.

In regards to your Model 1400, the best I can do is to tell you that it was manufactured in or after 1968.

Bert

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November 11, 2016
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Thanks Bert!

November 11, 2016
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Yep, you have the first model of the M67 with the F/G stock. Clean it, shoot it, and give it to your Grandson. DO NOT REFINISH IT !!!!!! Big Larry

November 13, 2016
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Ken,

I agree with everyone else in that you should not do anything to the 67 except clean and oil it. 

The finger groove stocks were used on the 67 from 1934 through 1937 (some of the reference books are incorrect when stating the finger grooves were eliminated in 1935).

They are great little rifles and one of the best family heirlooms you can pass down.

Thanks for posting.

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November 13, 2016
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Thanks for the comments. I am excited about getting it cleaned up and checked out and take it out to shoot! Our first grandchild (boy) is just 9 months old. Me and my son-in-law just took him to his first Gun Show this w/e.

Looking forward to teaching him to love and respect guns…not fear them. And then eventually handing this rifle down to him.

November 13, 2016
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This AM, I took my 1948 vintage M69-A out with my F/G M67. We were busting rocks at the mine with them at over 100 yards. Both rifles are super accurate. Big Larry

December 3, 2016
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I just recently came across one 67 in %90+ cond. ,I think it’s pre ww2 slim stock  no finger grooves with chrome bolt. Super slim graceful 22.I have not shot it,but it looks perfect and correct. I thought $100 was a steal!

December 3, 2016
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