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Addressed To The Stupid Question Dept.
January 5, 2020
10:43 pm
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First, yet spreading "HAPPY NEW YEAR" wish about unabashedly! May it be a grand & happy year for all of us! 🙂
Second, Thanks to all here for making this Forum both unique and great!!!! 🙂

The quickie question, at least in the asking. Concerning the 54 Carbine production period, anything more specific beyond year beginning & ending? Particularly such as SN range estimations 'as observed' for example?
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John

January 6, 2020
11:18 pm
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The best information available is in David Bichrest’s book on the Model 54. By carbine do you mean 20 inch barrels  as short rifles are found all the way through production even though not cataloged. Being made during the depression all parts were used and barrel and serial numbers on receivers do not align.

January 8, 2020
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Well, my question was stupid in several contexts and apology offered. First the "Stupid Question Dept" context might have suggested some kind of inference beyond my question. None intended. Second, coming in "Guest" status, rather than 'old hand' signed in, adding to the unintended inference. Third, feeling I had not fully done self research, and likely to find answer myself just wanted a quick answer.
Believe my several "Carbines" in question are termed such in contemporary product literature. Thanks Tom for the reference to which I'll seek reference. Never heard of the work, perhaps to purchase. Reading my post again and noting the "guest" status, need for apology overriding further research priority.

Widely off subject. But we live in a heavily populated Marine Corps area. Camp Pendleton, Ca., with some 40,000+ USMC population, many yet deployed. Now considerable of our troops, local friends and neighbors, deploying plus 'significant numbers' silently moving to imminent deployment alert status. Huge local retied military community, all services including myself, with great Base services for us. Many of us quietly 'step-in mobilization' to heap families suddenly left behind. The Corps does excellent job re family "readjustment/emergency funds", but the one area needing help from all... Prayer! God will that nothing heavy develops, but your prayers now highly appreciated! 🙂
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January 8, 2020
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Many years ago I was told there are no stupid questions just stupid answers. The book I referenced was just published this past summer and is reviewed and advertised in the fall issue of the Winchester collector magazine. Collecting 54 Winchester’s is real puzzle about the time you think you have it figured out another variation or piece of information comes forward . 

January 9, 2020
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Just ordered the Model 54 book today after email to the writer expressing interest, referencing my small largely mundane number of 54 rifles. Call back today from him. Pleasant almost half hour chat and concluded w/book order; forthcoming "check in the mail." He's compiling 54 data now and will be getting a data form to me for completion on each of mine. Mine, 'most' decent rifles, but as related, "...nothing to write home about." However, even Bubbas, Beaters, Beasts; he wants info on all!
His name (as referenced above) David Bichrest. Promised I'll offer a brief non-expert book review on this Forum, if OK.

His contact details within following Thread: https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14404931/model-54-book
> (Scroll to Post #5).
Big thanks Tom for the 'heads up' lead!
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John

January 9, 2020
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Maybe Bert can give us the history of David Bichrest and WACA for those who don't know him.

January 11, 2020
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I see that Bert has not responded so I will.  David Bichrest was at one time the WACA President, Executive Secretary and Club Historian. Maybe more??

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