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Model 43 in 25-20 for survey
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October 15, 2023 - 12:52 am
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Bert,

I came home today with a new to me 43 25-20, ser. number 6556. No extra holes and nice stock. It has the beveled rear receiver ring and straighter bolt handle. If you need pics I can do that. What is your surveyed number of 25-20’s?

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Darrin,

Your Model 43 rifle in 25-20 brings the total to (98) in the survey which is 5.56% of the total I have surveyed thus far.  S/N 6556 was manufactured in early January 1949.

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Thank you Bert, was sure surprised to find it. I’m certain the seller was not aware of the scarcity of the caliber. 

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Darrin Smith said
Thank you Bert, was sure surprised to find it. I’m certain the seller was not aware of the scarcity of the caliber. 

Darrin

Both the 25-20 and the 32-20 are difficult to find, especially in unaltered condition.  The estimated total production for each is 3,500 and 2,800 respectively.

Winchester Model 43 Observed Cartridge Chambering Totals & Percentages
Caliber 218 BEE 22 HORNET 25-20 WIN. 32 WIN. 22 WMR Total
        32-20 WIN.    
Qty. 793 789 98 79 3 1,762
% 45.01% 44.78% 5.56% 4.48% 0.17% 100%

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