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Win M67A with Gumwood Stock or ??
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I have been looking at a very high condition, minty Winchester model 67A single shot bolt action.  It has the chromed bolt and handle and the trigger guard and trigger are blued.

It does not have a walnut stock and my first reaction was it may be gumwood as used in some WW1 era Winchester’s: 1906, 92’s and others I suspect.

I posed this question over on Rimfire Central and received a couple comments.

JWA suggested it may be cherry as that was used in some later 55’s, 77’s and 67’s.  Cherry does look similar to gumwood so I’m thinking JWA is right on. Thanks JWA.

I’ll likely pursue it further and see if I can negotiate the price a little more favorable as I’m a fan of high condition Winchester .22’s.  I do have a minty M67A in the original box but that one has the more common walnut.

Any thoughts or comments.

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Jolly 

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I won’t be able to answer your questions but as an interested spectator I’d like to see some pics of this rifle. 

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I won’t be able to answer your questions but as an interested spectator I’d like to see some pics of this rifle.   

Absolutely!  If I end up buying the gun, I will post pictures of it.

And I would like to add to JWA’s observation of cherry wood being used on 55’s, 77’s, etc.  I dug out my minty Win M55 single shot auto loader and it has what looks like a cherry or gumwood stock.

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Jolly,

Use the wood as a deterrent to the gun ( inferior ); maybe the seller does not know it’s uniqueness as JWA pointed out ! Good luck on negotiating, and send us some pictures if you acquire it.

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Jolly Bill said 

JWA suggested it may be cherry as that was used in some later 55’s, 77’s and 67’s.  Cherry does look similar to gumwood so I’m thinking JWA is right on. Thanks JWA.

I’ll likely pursue it further and see if I can negotiate the price a little more favorable as I’m a fan of high condition Winchester .22’s.  I do have a minty M67A in the original box but that one has the more common walnut.
 

Hi Jolly Bill,

Glad to help.  If it is truly a high condition 67A then $250-$300 is certainly not out of line.  They have been creeping up in price lately for the nice ones.

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Thanks Gents for your comments.

I’ll certainly try to negotiate a better price and hope to get it.  Yeah, JWA, they’re not getting any cheaper.

Might be a couple days before I’ll be able to check out the gun again.

I’ll keep you posted.

And Thanks again.

Jolly

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I’m no expert on the 67’s, but I do have factory blueprints for the 67, as well as the 55.  The stock material on both drawings is listed as “Cherry”. The last revision on the 67 blueprint is 1958. It does not specify what that revision entailed, just that “drawing was brought up to date”. Hope that answers your question.

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I’m no expert on the 67’s, but I do have factory blueprints for the 67, as well as the 55.  The stock material on both drawings is listed as “Cherry”. The last revision on the 67 blueprint is 1958. It does not specify what that revision entailed, just that “drawing was brought up to date”. Hope that answers your question.

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Steve,

That’s great stuff to know and thanks so much for sharing that info with us.

Seems like that late 67A is right with the cherry stock and that would help date the gun as being post 1958.  Same for my single shot 55.

Next thing to do is try to make a deal on the 67A and if I’m successful, I’ll post some pictures.

Thanks again Steve.

Jolly

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