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 Did the Model 64 deluxe rifle pre 64 ever come with a plain metal pistol grip cap?The ones I have seen all had a rubber/plastic pistol grip cap ,with raised letters  stamped Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

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There are quite a few standard rifles that have been modified to look like deluxes that do not have the cap on the pistol grip.  Every proper deluxe 64 that I have seen has a plastic grip cap.  They often lack the proper sling swivels, too.

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 Thanks for that.The rifle I am looking at,(pictures only )looks to be correct with the sling eye lets , checkering and what else I can see for a deluxe Model 64.Just does not have  the rubber/plastic pistol grip cap,having a plain metal one instead.

 

 Plain metal cap came with the rifle ,or a replacement ,or a  fake, I do not know?Thats why I am asking for the insight of others.Smile

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 Did the Model 64 deluxe rifle pre 64 ever come with a plain metal pistol grip cap?The ones I have seen all had a rubber/plastic pistol grip cap ,with raised letters  stamped Winchester Repeating Arms Co.  

All of the pre WW II Deer Rifles (deluxe) were equipped with the embossed black hard rubber grip cap, and with the engraved screw head.  Only in the very late production years (after 1954) will you find the blued steel cap w/plain screw.  Very few Model 64 Deer Rifles were made after 1954.  The same plain blued steel grip cap can also be found on the very late production Model 71 Special, and Model 43 Special rifles.

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 Thanks for that.The rifle I am looking at,(pictures only )looks to be correct with the sling eye lets , checkering and what else I can see for a deluxe Model 64.Just does not have  the rubber/plastic pistol grip cap,having a plain metal one instead.

 

 Plain metal cap came with the rifle ,or a replacement ,or a  fake, I do not know?Thats why I am asking for the insight of others.Smile  

What is the serial number and caliber ?

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 Thanks for that info Bert.Do not know the serial number,fellow says the rifle, a .32 Special was made about 1954.Have only seen pictures and there is no close up of the serial number.

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 Thanks for that info Bert.Do not know the serial number,fellow says the rifle, a .32 Special was made about 1954.Have only seen pictures and there is no close up of the serial number.  

You are welcome.

If you can get the serial number and a clear picture of the steel grip cap, I would really appreciate it.  The estimated “about 1954” production date fits nicely with the time period when Winchester first began using that style of grip cap.

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Bert H. said

You are welcome.

If you can get the serial number and a clear picture of the steel grip cap, I would really appreciate it.  The estimated “about 1954” production date fits nicely with the time period when Winchester first began using that style of grip cap.

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28 Gauge is a friend of mine. I actually ended up buying the rifle he was asking about. I will have it end of week, and forward you the info you need for your survey work. Yeah, the fellow said it was a 1954 gun – so that will be based on Madis numbers. This one still had the original sling and hangers, they are usually very long gone. 

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Matt,

I will look forward to seeing pictures of it.

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