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Winchester Model 56/57 Research Survey
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phillip said

I live in so. Vt.  and have s/n 13051  model 57   in good condition it was mishandled by previous owner but still good  

 

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I added yours to the survey. I assume it is .22 LR instead of .22 Short?

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JWA said

The Kerr Adjustable Strap Co. was the supplier to Winchester for the original “NoBuckl” Model 57 slings.  They were a different length and width than the more common WWI USGI 1917 and 1903 slings.  There was also some variation in the slings shipped to Winchester from Kerr.  Some buckles were marked, some were unmarked, some were 1″ and some were 7/8″ wide.  In general, the commercial style Kerr sling that would be appropriate for the Model 57 are few and far between.  I need a couple myself. Wink

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Ok, I know this is a really late response but when you posted this about the NoBuckl slings I tried for an hour or so to post a picture and finally gave up. For some unknown reason today I loaded this picture at 1.3 meg. The stars have aligned! BTW – a 2 meg file would not load.

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Thanks for adding your picture, glad it was able to upload.

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I just realized I have an old model 57  22 short. Not sure how to find serial number or date. Only number on barrel is 2722. Would love to provide you with info if you can help me find it.   Thanks-    Mike

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Thanks for the info, the 2722 is probably the serial number but it should be located on the front, right side of the receiver ring.  The 2 digit barrel date is located on the underside of the barrel near the receiver but it would require you to remove the barreled action from the stock (which is not recommended).

If 2722 is in fact your serial number your barrel date is most likely 1926 and is a first year of production.

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……. your barrel date is most likely 1926 and is a first year of production. YOU LUCKY DUCK!!!!

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Why am I a lucky duck?

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Mroyle said

Why am I a lucky duck?

I am not sure, possibly Vince meant that it is nice to have a first year of production of any Winchester although in this case it does not add much to the value of a 56 or 57 as there were few changes throughout the limited production.

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Heres one if you dont already have it.

m57

23707

22 Long R

 Bbl date 31

let me know if u want pic of chamber

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XLIV said

Heres one if you dont already have it.

m57

23707

22 Long R

 Bbl date 31

let me know if u want pic of chamber

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I did not have that one – Thanks!

Is it yours and has it been modified in any way?

I don’t need a picture of the receiver, it should have the recessed breech and not have the barrel flush with the receiver opening but if you can double check it that would be great since it is near the transition.  Thanks again!

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Recessed breech

mine

original condition 

mag

shooter grade 

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Very nice – Thanks again 44!

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Found your site when I was trying to determine how old my fathers Winchester model 57 is. Three generations of my family all learned to shoot with this rifle and God willing I will teach his great grandchildren.  It has a checkered stock and the Lyman rear peep site & an unusual front site that has different Lyman inserts which are in a very small orange tin , there are abut 10 different options.  The serial number is  21168 made in 1930. The barrel is stamped with the usual but has a second line  Patented Nov 25 1919 Fev 17 1920 March 30 1920  March 27 1923 , it was only when I looked at it under magnification that I noted this info. If you would like I can send you pictures from my cell phone. It hold a special place in my heart.

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Chris,

Thank you very much for posting the information!  It sounds like your 57 has a Lyman 17 front sight with interchangeable inserts.  You did not mention the chambering of your 57, is it .22 Long Rifle or .22 Short? 

Thanks again for posting and enjoy your treasured heirloom, they are great rifles!

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JWA said

Mroyle said

Why am I a lucky duck?

I am not sure, possibly Vince meant that it is nice to have a first year of production of any Winchester although in this case it does not add much to the value of a 56 or 57 as there were few changes throughout the limited production.

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Exactly, just my preference to have as early a serial number when there are no design changes. Otherwise, since I only pursue a single sample of each model in my collection, I end up with what I can afford.

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Lemme know if someone is interested in buying this 1926 model 57. I have no attachment to it and don’t even know where I got it. What’s it worth.

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Hi Mike,

I am interested! The value is dependant upon condition and originality but I am interested in it in any case.

Let me know how to contact you so we can discuss it.

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Email sent – Thanks!

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I have the following: Winchester model 57 .22 Long Rifle S/N 21838

                              Winchester model 57 .22 Long Rifle S/N 10051

                              Winchester model 57 .22 Short S/N 2497

                              Winchester model 56 .22 Long Rifle S/N 13864

                              Winchester model 56 .22 Short S/N 2374

I would be interested in knowing what percentage of the production of each were in the .22 short caliber.  Thanks, Mick

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