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Model 67
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November 10, 2022 - 9:37 pm

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Hello

I have a model 67. The rifle has been in my family for a long time. I can I determine an approximate age of this 67? Since it has no serial numbers I am lost.

Thanks

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November 10, 2022 - 9:53 pm

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Made before WW II.  Post-war models are marked 67A.  Is the take-down screw recessed into the stock?  If so, it was built between 1937 & the end of pre-war production sometime in 1942.  If the screw isn’t recessed, then of course it pre-dates 1937, but isn’t one of the first few yrs of production, which had finger-grooves in the fore-end.

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November 10, 2022 - 9:58 pm

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The take down screw is recessed into the stock

 

Clarence Thank you for the information. My children learned how to shoot with this rifle.

Jim

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November 11, 2022 - 1:10 am

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Jim, There’s a terrific little piece on 67s on Page 76 of this year’s March Rifleman; only one page, but packed with great info.  Maybe you can find it on line.  What I’m looking for is a smoothbore 67 I can afford…but I’m not holding my breath.

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November 12, 2022 - 8:39 am

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Clarence

Good luck on your search.

jim

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November 13, 2022 - 3:29 pm

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james alfano said
Hello

I have a model 67. The rifle has been in my family for a long time. I can I determine an approximate age of this 67? Since it has no serial numbers I am lost.

Thanks

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Hi Jim,

The Model 67 was made between 1934-early 1949 and the updated 67A was then produced until 1963.  The 67A changes were designed in late 1948 and the barrel drawing was updated with the new 67A roll-marking in June of 1949 (probably updated after-the-fact).  So, there are quite a few post-war 67s produced prior to the introduction of the 67A.

Typically, the 67 (pre-67A) can be lumped into 3 eras based upon the stock profile and then further narrowed-down by date using changes to the individual components. 

1) Finger-grooves on forestock – 1934-1937

Note: there is previously published erroneous information that states FG stocks were only the first year, that is not the case.

2) Semi-beavertail “blunt” forend – 1938-1942 (no production from 1943-1945)

3) Semi-beavertail tapered/angled forend 1946-1948 (after that, 1949-1963 changes are then reflected in the 67A stock drawings)

The stock on your rifle has been customized so I can’t tell for sure if it has a pre-war “blunt” forend (1938-1942) or the post-war tapered forend (1946-1948) that has been blunted/shortened.  An overall stock length dimension will answer that question (measure the heel to the forend tip and subtract the added white spacer). 

Best Regards,

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November 16, 2022 - 11:43 pm

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Hello JWA

I just measured the stock the length from the heel is approx, 27 1/2 inches I refinished the stock maybe 30 plus years ago  I  do not remember what finish I used it could have been tru oil or a spray on poly The finish is not correct way too shiny One day I may strip that off that finish and make the 67 look as it should I tried to spiffy up the rifle so my kids would enjoy shooting the rifle that worked out well they enjoyed shooting the model 67

Thank You in Advance

Jim

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