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January 25, 2024 - 5:20 pm
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New to me Winchester Model 63. 

Dates to 1947 per this website. 

It doesn’t appear to have been shot much. 

Picture quality is poor and doesn’t really do the wood grain justice, but here it is:

Overall condition is about 98-99%

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That is truly beautiful.

I wish I could find its twin!

BRP

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January 25, 2024 - 6:56 pm
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Thanks BRP,

I’ve only ever seen one other in person. 

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Unfortunately, the CFM records office only has the WW II period PR records for the Model 63.  From them, s/n 57994 was the last serial number recorded (on December 26, 1945).  Pauline Muerrle may have the post-WW II records.

It most definitely is a very gorgeous Model 63 Special!! CoolCool

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It is beautiful.

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Thanks Bert and cranky!

 

Bert, I figured you’d come along to correct me in calling it a “deluxe”. ?

 

I have Pauline’s contact info, I’ll reach out to her and report her response. 

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Pauline has polishing room records for the 63’s but they only include the date the serial number was applied to the receiver. 

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Nice score, Joel. I’ve never seen wood like that on a 63, you’re lucky you saw it before I did. I’m a sucker for a pretty piece of wood.

 

 

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Thanks Bert and cranky!

Bert, I figured you’d come along to correct me in calling it a “deluxe”. ?

I have Pauline’s contact info, I’ll reach out to her and report her response. 

You put it quotation marks… and I gave you a pass on it because you didLaugh.

I suspect that Winchester had it marked “Special” on the factory box that it came in.

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jsgwoodsman said
New to me Winchester Model 63. 

Dates to 1947 per this website. 

It doesn’t appear to have been shot much. 

Picture quality is poor and doesn’t really do the wood grain justice, but here it is:

Overall condition is about 98-99%

https://i.postimg.cc/3r9hCbvy/IMG-8482.jpgImage Enlarger

https://i.postimg.cc/hPjBCbL2/IMG-8480.jpgImage Enlarger

https://i.postimg.cc/jjVYdpG1/IMG-8478.jpgImage Enlarger

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I do have it’s twin……………NIB!!

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January 27, 2024 - 1:41 pm
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Beautiful eye candy!  There’s not any of my Winchesters that I wear gloves when I handle them.  I would on that one Laugh

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TXGunNut said
Nice score, Joel. I’ve never seen wood like that on a 63, you’re lucky you saw it before I did. I’m a sucker for a pretty piece of wood.

Mike

Thanks Mike!

I’m thankful I was able to snag it before anyone else did (including you ?).

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steve004 said
Beautiful eye candy!  There’s not any of my Winchesters that I wear gloves when I handle them.  I would on that one Laugh

Steve,

I have white gloves in one safe for 1 gun only, but this one isn’t it.

This one will be handled regularly and will be taken for a range day once in a while. MAYBE even hunted once or twice if a cherry of a day mixed with easy squirrel pickings presents itself. But, it will be babied and wiped down after each handling. 

I have actual anxiety about failing to preserve the condition of some of my nicer guns – so they all probably get more  care than necessary. 

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I do have its twin……………NIB!!

  

Of course you do !!!
I should’ve figured you were on this forum too. I responded to you over on RFC. 

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