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Winchester Model 63
March 11, 2019
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 Just wondering of those who have a Winchester Model 63, what do they think of the rifle?Do they jam or have any other problems?Smile

March 11, 2019
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I've put thousands of rounds through one of mine. Never had a misfire or other malfunction. Really fun to shoot at the little rimfire gallery at my local range.

 

All I can really say about that. 

 

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March 12, 2019
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I have a real nice one in my 22 collection. Personally, I don't think they balance well and are a little too heavy. I much prefer the M74 for a semi-auto. Big Larry

March 12, 2019
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I like my 63 carbine, fun little plinker. There’s a thread around here about it and a very unlucky fly.

 

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March 12, 2019
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I am fortunate enough to have two, one being a deluxe.

I like them so much, and have never had an issue, that I'm looking to grab another from a buddy!

March 12, 2019
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I have six model 63s. Two are carbines and two are deluxe. One has a low serial number 266. Two are new in the box. 

I agree with Larry, they are a bit heavy. I have a grooved receiver that I shoot all the time with no problems, however I like shooting the model 61 much better.

Gerald

March 12, 2019
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 Just wondering what just the carbine version is.Is it the earlier version with the 20 inch barrel?It is my understanding that the 20 inch barrel was dropped not long after the 23 inch barrel was introduced?

March 13, 2019
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Yes,  I was referring the 20 inch barrel as a carbine. They are more valuable than the 23 inch barrel.

March 13, 2019
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I think the carbine was only around about three years, if memory serves me....

March 13, 2019
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Here’s the old thread about my carbine and the story of the very unlucky fly.

 

https://winchestercollector.org/forum/winchester-22-rim-fire/63-receiver-sight/

 

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March 13, 2019
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 Thanks for the replies.Bought a Model 63 today.Hope to get it to the range,in the near future.

March 14, 2019
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Congrats, looking forward to hearing about your range trip.

 

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March 14, 2019
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 Thanks for that TX.Will post a report after the trip.Hope to take the rifle apart and give it a cleaning today ,before heading to the range when I can.

March 14, 2019
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March 15, 2019
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 Cool pictures.Thanks for posting.

 

  Had my rifle apart today and cleaned it.With a little luck ,I hope to get to the range tomorrow.Smile

March 15, 2019
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Very nice carbines, Gerald! Both very good condition. I can’t recall seeing a deluxe model, certainly not one as nice as yours. Did you see my straight stock thread? It’s a later gun but appears to be nearly new.

 

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March 15, 2019
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Mike, Yes I did and that is the only one I’ve seen in 50 years collecting. It’s a awesome rifle. It would have been special ordered. My deluxes have assembly numbers on the butt plate,stock and tang. Your stock may be stamped on the butt on the wood.

It sure would look good setting next to my other 63s. lol

Gerald

March 15, 2019
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 Had the Model 63 to the range today.Probably fired over 250 rounds through the rifle.Fun rifle to shoot.Had three fired shells catch and jam in the ejection port upon firing.One Super-X,one Blaser and one Federal.The rifle did not like Imperial cartridges at all.

 

 Always had good results with Imperial before,but the ones we had today, caused trouble in the Winchester Model 63,Browning SA and a Browning Trombone we were shooting.Perhaps a bad lot? 

March 16, 2019
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congrats 28 ga on your 63. love mine. last year 1958 vintage. Great shooter.

March 17, 2019
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28 gauge- 

Not familiar with Imperial ammo, is it standard or high velocity? I understand the 63 does better with high velocity and my little carbine is no exception. Which ammo grouped best? I haven’t found anything that works especially well in my carbine yet but I haven’t shot it much lately.

 

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