Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Winchester Model 63 muzzle crown question
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
jwarren
Guest
WACA Guest
1
December 19, 2022 - 12:39 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I have a ’38 model 63 ser # 26### and the muzzle is flat with no crown. Can someone let me know if any of these were factory release during this time frame??

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11071
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
2
December 19, 2022 - 2:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Your Model 63 was manufactured with a pre-1938 production barrel. It was in the year 1938 that Winchester began crowning all “rifle” barrels. Prior to that time, the rifle muzzles were flat (uncrowned) and in the white.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
jwarren
Guest
WACA Guest
3
December 19, 2022 - 2:30 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thank you, this gun is pristine / like new condition, and I cannot find any evidence that it has been refurbished.  I was concerned that the barrel was replaced or modified which would have confirmed my concern.     

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11071
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
4
December 19, 2022 - 2:43 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

If you can, post pictures of the muzzle face, and the Winchester Proof mark stamps on the top of the barrel and frame ring.

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
jwarren
Guest
WACA Guest
5
December 19, 2022 - 3:25 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Sorry I will figure out how to post pictures and send as soon as can..

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11071
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
6
December 19, 2022 - 4:42 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

jwarren said
Sorry I will figure out how to post pictures and send as soon as can..

  

You can send the pictures directly to me – [email protected]

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 264
Member Since:
November 17, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
December 19, 2022 - 11:54 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

The flat muzzle face of some Winchester rifles was not polished to be all white. The rust blued solution slopped and dripped over the edge and got on the muzzle face. So you often see this effect with part white and part dark with the dark usually near the outer edges. 

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11071
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
8
December 20, 2022 - 2:02 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

In this case, the entire muzzle face is dark blue, including over the top of old cleaning rod nicks.  Further, the proof mark stamps on the barrel and frame ring have 100% bluing coverage.  The rifle in question has positively been reblued.

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6623
TXGunNut: 5263
Chuck: 4729
steve004: 4391
1873man: 4357
Big Larry: 2380
twobit: 2326
mrcvs: 1801
TR: 1738
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 13019
Posts: 113798

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1819
Members: 8995
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation