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New member, looking for info for buying another model 1906
March 26, 2021
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Hello everyone, I have 2 Winchester 69a’s and a model 72, and just bought a 1906 and a 74. I am looking for another 1906 and I see alot about the replacement barrels and double proofs and different writing on the barrel etc.

 

Can someone tell me a little like when the smooth pumps were phased out, and what to look for besides double proofs to tell if the barrel was changed?

 

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March 26, 2021
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We need to know what the serial number is t determine which barrel markings are correct. Post a clear picture of all the factory markings on the barrel.

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Bert H. said
We need to know what the serial number is t determine which barrel markings are correct. Post a clear picture of all the factory markings on the barrel.  

Sorry that isn’t what I meant. I am not talking about the pictured 1906. I am talking about model 1906’s I am shopping for, how can I identify if the barrel has been changed on ones I am looking at.

March 27, 2021
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If the barrel has a Circle with a P on it instead of the Winchester oval w-p proof mark it definitely has been changed. As far as original barrels that have been swapped around you will need to pick up a copy of Ned Schwings book on 1890’s/1906’s to see the varying barrel nomenclature throughout the production periods.

If you shop around they can be found a bit cheaper….. For what you are looking for, volume 1 is all you need.

Winchester Slide-Action Rifles: vol 1 and 2 , Schwing, Ned, excellent 9780873412346 | eBay

 

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Erin Grivicich said
If the barrel has a Circle with a P on it instead of the Winchester oval w-p proof mark it definitely has been changed. As far as original barrels that have been swapped around you will need to pick up a copy of Ned Schwings book on 1890’s/1906’s to see the varying barrel nomenclature throughout the production periods.

If you shop around they can be found a bit cheaper….. For what you are looking for, volume 1 is all you need.

Winchester Slide-Action Rifles: vol 1 and 2 , Schwing, Ned, excellent 9780873412346 | eBay

 

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Thank you that does help!

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Delasangre@gmail.com said

Thank you that does help!  

Not sure about the handles. My 1909 rifle has the smooth handle and my 1928 has the grooved handle. I do know they were used concurrently as Winchester never threw anything away. A rifle can and was rebbld, using pieces and parts of other rifles. There is a site on the Net right now showing M06 bbls for sale. pretty common to find these rifles with a bad bore

I just bought a real nice 1909 vintage M1906. Minty bore and a good 95%. I already had a 95% M06 in my collection, with the M90 receiver from late production.

Real nice unaltered M1906’s are fairly hard to find. I have seen several in 95%+ condition, and most all had bad bores. I am a bore freak. Prepare to pay $1,000 for a real nice rifle. Both mine were near that price. The last one, the M1906, came with a Lyman A-1, but I took it off as I do not care for the tang sights. Good luck to you.  Big Larry

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