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Does any one know exactly what the stamped "w" means on the bottom of my model 64 receiver? I have heard several different reasons for it being there.

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Yes, I do.

From February 1939 through February 1941, Winchester stamped a "W" on the bottom of the Model 94 and Model 64 receiver frames as a quality control check of the bluing (verifying that it did not flake off).

In my research survey of the Model 64, I have documented (21) of them with the "W" stamp, all in the 1207640 – 1255305 serial number range. For the Model 94, I have documented (194) with the "W" stamp on them, all in the 1203590 – 1267031 serial number range.

I would like to add the Model 64 you found to my survey.

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To add to what Bert said, I find other models such as the Model 61 & 62 and Model 63 with the W as well. Only found during the years Bert mentioned however.

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Thanks guys for the information. And Bert, I will pass the Model 64 information on to you in an email.

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Thanks Bert for clearing up an old thought that the "W" stood for a re-blue.
This is great information. I assume you have my M94 carbine, # 1264772. Thanks, big Larry

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Big Larry said
Thanks Bert for clearing up an old thought that the "W" stood for a re-blue.
This is great information. I assume you have my M94 carbine, # 1264772. Thanks, big Larry

Larry,

You are welcome, and Yes, I have your Model 94 Carbine included in my research survey.

In addition to the Models 61, 62, 63, 64, and 94, I have documented several Model 65 rifles, and both Model 12 and Model 97 shotguns with the "W" stamp. In all cases, the guns were manufactured in the 1939 – 1941 time frame.

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Reference the above “W” marking, the subject of this dead/thread.
Offering up my model 64 serial number, 1209065 over (w) in event of any residual interest. If not, please simply ‘delete’ said number. If any updated info I’d appreciate being informed!
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Reference the above “W” marking, the subject of this dead/thread.
Offering up my model 64 serial number, 1209065 over (w) in event of any residual interest. If not, please simply ‘delete’ said number. If any updated info I’d appreciate being informed!
iskra/John  

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Which variation is your Model 64, and what caliber is it ?  The serial number makes it a July 1939 production gun.  I now have (71) verified Model 64s with the “W” marking, all in the 1207640 – 1264029 serial number range.

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I have a 94 model serial # 1227523 30 wcf with w under serial # not sure of DOM

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I have a 94 model serial # 1227523 30 wcf with w under serial # not sure of DOM  

The DOM is 1940 (May).

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Hi Bert,

I know this is an older post, but I ran across one of these and wanted to let you know, so you could add it to your list (if you don’t have it already).  It is a 1941 model 94, 30 WCF, serial #1265811.  I’ll email you a photo.

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Kelly,

Thanks, that is a new entry for the survey. It is also very close to the last serial number that was stamped with the “W” quality control marking.

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I will also add that some of the Model 75s are also found with the small “w” at the rear of the trigger guard in those years as well.

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I will also add that some of the Model 75s are also found with the small “w” at the rear of the trigger guard in those years as well.

  

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Please send me (or post) a clear picture of a “W” stamp on the Model 75 (and any other .22 models you have encountered).

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Bert H. said

JWA said

I will also add that some of the Model 75s are also found with the small “w” at the rear of the trigger guard in those years as well.

   

Hi Bert,

WILCO, I will be home in a couple of weeks (at the OGCA/WACA show this weekend) and will shoot some for you.  I will try to measure the size of the “W” for you as well.

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Bert H. said:  

Jeff,

Please send me (or post) a clear picture of a “W” stamp on the Model 75 (and any other .22 models you have encountered).

Bert

  

Hi Bert,

I finally made it back home to take some pictures.  This one is on a Model 75 Target at the rear of the trigger guard but I have seen the “W” on the trigger guards of some of the other .22 models also, just can’t remember off-hand which ones.  I will shoot some pictures as I run across them, they are in the same location as the 75.

Let me know if you would like any other info.

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Thanks… now I know where & what to look for.  Based on my detailed survey of the Model 94/64, Winchester began stamping the “W” in late February 1939, and discontinued it in mid February 1941.  Thus far I have documented nearly (700) of them with the “W” stamp.

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