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November 28, 2021 - 5:36 pm
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I don’t know if this thread is still active but maybe this information will be useful.

My Winchester 53 has a serial # of 966618, solid frame, 32 WCF, Barrel date stamped 26 with a VP proof and a MNS.

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Hello Ken,

Yes, it is still alive a doing well. Your Model 53 rifle is the 1,027th documented specimen in the research survey. Of possible interest to you, the receiver frame was manufactured in late April or early May of the year 1928. Can you send me a clear digital picture of the barrel date marking?

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Hello Bert,

Will do, email on the way.

Ken

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KennethC said
I don’t know if this thread is still active but maybe this information will be useful.

My Winchester 53 has a serial # of 966618, solid frame, 32 WCF, Barrel date stamped 26 with a VP proof and a MNS.

Ken  

Ken

Does the upper tang stamp match the enclosed image exactly?

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Michael,

 

Yes, the upper tang is marked exactly as the one you pictured, except for the lack of blueing on mine.

 

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KennethC said
Michael,

 

Yes, the upper tang is marked exactly as the one you pictured, except for the lack of blueing on mine.

 

Ken  

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Model 53 #3648,  25-20 WCF,  takedown. 

I appreciate the time you put into these surveys and I hope this is a new entry. 

Thank you, Kevin

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Model 53 #3648,  25-20 WCF,  takedown. 

I appreciate the time you put into these surveys and I hope this is a new entry. 

Thank you, Kevin

  

S/N 3648 was already in the survey, but with no barrel date.

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Stainless steel M53 .25-20 up in Canada at Switzer’s auction.  Serial number 984844

https://bid.switzersauction.com/6-10-WINCHESTER-MODEL-53-STAINLESS-STEEL-CALIBER-25-20-WCF_i49822684

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Stainless steel M53 .25-20 up in Canada at Switzer’s auction.  Serial number 984844

https://bid.switzersauction.com/6-10-WINCHESTER-MODEL-53-STAINLESS-STEEL-CALIBER-25-20-WCF_i49822684

  

Thanks… that is now (1) of (22) documented Stainless steel barreled Model 53 rifles in the survey.  In total, the survey now has 1,106 model 53 rifles documented.

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