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WINCHESTER MODEL 275? IN .22 WIN MAG is this possible?
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Won this rifle in an auction, as you can see it is a pump, they say it is a model 275, now they also say barrel is marked Model 255, received it today and now i am curious was this common?

Did they mix parts when making the last run and used what ever was on hand?

As i believe the 255 would be a lever action, any ideas on this?

 

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Hi Bill,

Both the 275 and the 255 were offered in .22 Mag and the only place for the model marking was on the barrel so I would say it is a standard 255 in . 22 Mag (which is fairly scarce) and not a 275 but it is still part of the Winchester “200” family.  I don’t know much about post-1963 Winchester .22s but seem to recall the 255 in .22 mag is more rare than the 275 in .22 mag so you might be ok.

Remember, don’t believe everything you read on the internet……

Congrats on your purchase.

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Thank you, the thing that gets me is it is the pump rifle, which is supposed to be a 275, but if you had a 255 it would be a lever, but i see numrich gun parts, uses the same schematic for both, but show the two styles together, so they obviously share common parts.

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You have a mod 275 action and a replaced barrel from a 255. The factory would never use a barrel marked one model on an action of another. Someone replaced it. Too bad because the magnum versions are hard to come by.

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[email protected] said
Thank you, the thing that gets me is it is the pump rifle, which is supposed to be a 275, but if you had a 255 it would be a lever, but i see numrich gun parts, uses the same schematic for both, but show the two styles together, so they obviously share common parts.  

Aha! This is one of those cases where a picture would have been helpful since I was half-asleep when I posted, I missed the part of your post where you said it was a pump.  If it is a pump rifle then Vince is absolutely correct that it would be a 275 with a 255 barrel (and not a factory configuration).

Sorry for the confusion.

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