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Model 60A Target.....but aint.
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March 23, 2022 - 3:30 pm
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Greetings All.

I’ve been given a Winchester hammer pump .22 LR, which is in sad, but functional, shape.

At first look I assumed it was one of the 1890 variants, but the barrel is clearly stamped Model 60A-Target.

Was there such a thing in slide action, or do you suppose that somebody put a Model 60 barrel on a hammer action?

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The barrel is not original to the receiver frame, and was without a doubt scavenged from a Model 60A bolt-action rifle.

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Somebody went to a lot of work to put a model 60a target barrel on a pump action. The model 60A did not have a threaded barrel. Some one cut the barrel off then had to thread it and get it indexed plus cut the dovetails for the tube hangers. A lot of work to just replace a barrel. Who ever did it wasn’t some guy in a workshop with a pair of pipe wrenches.

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Thanks for the responses, Gents.

Last night I cleaned off more of the gunk, and could then see that the bbl had been set into the receiver deep enough that the last 2 letters in “Winchester” were hidden into the receiver, so obviously a re-bbl. I should have noticed that earlier, but for the gunk. But, other than being in sad exterior shape, it appears functional, and the bore, after cleaning out a century or so of dirt, shows rifling.

We will see.

Thanks again.

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