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Model 43 survey
January 26, 2019
1:36 pm
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Wilson, Ks.
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Bert, I have two 43's I'd like to add to your survey. 

.22 hornet #37331 standard configuration

.218 bee #43854 standard configuration

Any info. you could share would be appreciated.

Darrin 

January 26, 2019
10:47 pm
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Darrin,

I already had both of them listed in my survey (I previously found them listed in auctions). Both rifles were manufactured in 1951, though the 22 Hornet probably has a "50" dated barrel. The 218 Bee should have a "51" dated barrel... can you please verify the barrel dates on each of them for me?

Based on when they were manufactured, both rifles were factory drilled & tapped for mounting a scope (a definite plus to the value).

Thus far, of the (929) Model 43 rifles I have recorded in the survey, 45.75% are Hornets, and 44.46 are Bees. The 25-20 WIN and 32-20 WIN only account for 9.8% of the total production.

Bert

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January 27, 2019
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You are right Bert,

the Hornet is a '50 date barrel & the Bee is dated '51. Both guns are in nice cond. inside & out. The .218 bee had a small piece, 1/2"x3/8", of what appeared to be masking tape on the forward part of the barrel which bedded against the stock as well as a shim washer between the stock screw hole & lug. The Hornet had not been apart before as near as I could tell.

One more question, neither magazine has a caliber stamping except on the Bee there is a capital "B" stamped on the follower. I noticed pictures you had posted of these mags with caliber marks. Was there a difference in years of manufacture? Are mine correct/original?

Thank you kindly for your information & attention. 

Darrin

January 27, 2019
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Darrin,

I believe that both your magazines should be marked on the lower right-hand side of the magazine.  The factory magazine for my 22 Hornet (serial number 47042A) is marked.  I have had various collectors tell me that Winchester did not mark all of them, but in my experience, that has not been the case, especially with the 22 Hornet magazines.

Bert

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January 27, 2019
10:33 pm
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Thank you Bert.

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