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October 6, 2023 - 11:35 pm
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Are the two rib and three rib magazines interchangeable in the Model 69A?

Will both work in that model?

I have the terrific book on the Model 69 and the different magazines are described very well, but I can’t find a clear statement that they are interchangeable 

Thanks much as always,


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October 6, 2023 - 11:38 pm
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Yes, right up until the moment you sell the gun to a knowledgeable collector. Shoot and enjoy one of the best efforts of Winchester!




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Mike, this mag was the same one developed in 1919 for the Model 52, & used subsequently in every other bolt-action .22 repeater through the Model 69A.  There are different markings on the floor-plates, but they’re all interchangeable, inc. the excellent repros made by Wisner’s, which are the ones I usually use.

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 I had always passed on a two rib magazine thinking it wouldn’t fit.  I learn so much from this group. 

Thank you all for the clarity. 


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