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I have a 75 target. With a Winchester 8x scope with off set proof marks. By the ser # it was made in 1947. I only see scoped 75 catalogue tell 1941. Any help on this would be great. 

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You are correct, the scoped Model 75 Target, catalog number G7521R was only offered from 1938-1942.  ALL Model 75 Target rifles have the proof marks on the side and ALL were drilled and tapped for scope blocks so a Winchester 8X scope could be added to any Model 75 Target after it left the factory.

To determine if yours is original, what is the serial number?  The serial number charts in most places are not quite correct.  

Also, is the stock notched for a receiver sight on the left side at the rear of the receiver?

That info will help you determine if it is a correct G7521R.

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Ser # 42046. Also has no notch in the stock for a receiver sight. 

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Ser # 42046. Also has no notch in the stock for a receiver sight. 

  

The s/n on your rifle identifies it as September 1942.

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Thank Bert,

Some how when looking it up I kept putting an extra zero in. 

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Ser # 42046. Also has no notch in the stock for a receiver sight.   

Bert is correct with the September, 1942 date.  Since it is in the right serial number range and does not have the notch your rifle is likely a G7521R which came with the 8x scope only.  There should be a Winchester sight blank in the front sight dovetail.

The U.S. Government purchased 172 Winchester G7521R rifles with the 8X scope from an ordnance contract (W478-ORD-2371) dated September 22, 1942 which were the remaining G7521R rifles (scopes) on hand.  It is highly likely that your rifle is one of those 172 since commercial production of receivers had already ceased on January 13, 1942.  Wartime receiver production and rifles assembled after that date were to fulfill military and government contracts.

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The U.S. Government purchased 172 Winchester G7521R rifles with the 8X scope from an ordnance contract (W478-ORD-2371) dated September 22, 1942 which were the remaining G7521R rifles (scopes) on hand.  It is highly likely that your rifle is one of those 172 since commercial production of receivers had already ceased on January 13, 1942.  Wartime receiver production and rifles assembled after that date were to fulfill military and government contracts. 

Superskeet must be living right.  Only other thing that could possibly make it better is still to have the original sling.  But since this order was a special military purchase, would a factory sling have been supplied, or did the Army equip them with standard M1907s, which ought to be dated?

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The military contracts for the G7505R did not include the sling so I would assume the “clean-up” order for everything else Winchester had in stock in late 1942 did not either.  for the G7505R the military provided the canvas M1 sling for the Model 75.

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