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April 25, 2024 - 1:20 am
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I think I overbid on this 75, but I liked it. Other than the non-factory checkering ( which I know is a killer for some of you) what do you guys think. I blame Jeffery for the book still not being available. Bid was $620. SN 44734.IMG_0669.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0668.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0670.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0671.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0672.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0673.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0674.jpegImage Enlarger

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April 25, 2024 - 1:59 am
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Steven-

I like it. I have a “shooter” 75 that Jeff helped me make viable and I have an original 75. Blondes really do have more fun!

 

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Steven Gabrielli said
Other than the non-factory checkering ( which I know is a killer for some of you) what do you guys think. 

Thoughtless, closed-minded, “follow the herd,” opinions always constitute the numerical majority; am I telling you something you didn’t know?  Problem with the checkering is not that it was done, but that it was not done well.  It’s a good amateur job (I’d be proud if I could do as well), but it’s not up to pro standards.  I don’t really follow prices on 75s, but what you paid seems about right.

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I agree, the checkering is amateur and I’d be proud if I did it, LOL. Maybe I can find an untouched stock around one day.

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Steven Gabrielli said Maybe I can find an untouched stock around one day.
  

No doubt you can, but at what price?  If you wanted one to lock up in a safe, you shouldn’t have bought this one.  If you wanted one to shoot, you bought the right gun.  Though the checkering isn’t cosmetically perfect, it still makes a better handling gun.  I’d like it better if the fore-end had also been done.

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Steven Gabrielli said
I think I overbid on this 75, but I liked it. Other than the non-factory checkering ( which I know is a killer for some of you) what do you guys think. I blame Jeffery for the book still not being available. Bid was $620. SN 44734.IMG_0669.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0668.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0670.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0671.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0672.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0673.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_0674.jpegImage Enlarger

  

Hi Steven,

I am reading my copy of the Winchester Model 75 book right now and according to it you purchased a catalog number G7501R2 which came equipped with the Lyman 58E rear sight and Winchester 105A front globe style sight mounted with a Winchester #4 (KK) adapter base.  This set of sights was only offered as a pairing on the Model 75 from 1946 until late 1947 when the Lyman 58E was replaced by the Redfield 75HW on the G7501R3.  The Winchester 105A front sight was Winchester’s in-house/less cost alternative to the Lyman 77.  Unfortunately, the aperture inserts are unique to the 105A and there are no aftermarket inserts currently made for it (although I keep hoping Lee Shaver will step up) so if the present aperture is not to your liking you may want to swap the sight out for a Lyman 17A or 77 where there are a plethora of aperture insert options.

Based on your serial number and photos your receiver was in the polishing room and serialized in 1942 but was not assembled into a rifle until post-WWII.  It appears to be all original and correct except for the checkering and probably has an excellent bore (most do).  Your rifle would have originally been supplied with a 1-¼” leather sling and 5 different inserts for the 105A and either a 5 round magazine or single shot adapter.

Congrats on your purchase and enjoy!

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Thanks for that highly detailed information. Waiting for the 75 book! Your books are unmatched in detail and completeness.

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Thanks for the kind words, I am working as fast as I can in my spare time to get the 75 book to the publisher.

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Thanks for the kind words, I am working as fast as I can in my spare time to get the 75 book to the publisher.

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What spare time?  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

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Big Larry said

 

What spare time?  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

  

As always, you drill right to the heart of the problem! Laugh

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JWA said

Big Larry said

 

What spare time?  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

  

As always, you drill right to the heart of the problem! Laugh

  

I know how busy you are. You have my admiration as your friend. I still have the sight and the original letter for the 22 M1885 you bought from me. Next time you are visiting.  Big LarrySmile

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Keep it safe for me, I will be by there for sure in July on my way to Cody (and hopefully sooner).

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Keep it safe for me, I will be by there for sure in July on my way to Cody (and hopefully sooner).

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Don’t forget the donuts. That last box was great. Many thanks, Larry

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