May 2, 2009
It tends to turn off some collectors since the gun is no longer a gun that could of went West.
WACA Life Member--- NRA Life Member---- Cody Firearms member since 1991 Researching the Winchester 1873's
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February 4, 2008
Are you able to post any photos of the rifle and of the proof marks?
Given the serial number it seems to be made in a period of time I have been researching a fair bit, 1940/42, with British commercial proofs.
I hope to do an article for the quarterly magazine, on the supply of these Model 1894’s to the UK in this time period.
Bert may be able to give a better idea of its DoM from the polishing room records, I just looked it up on the internet which is not accurate.
the complete serial # is 1227389. and yes it has a W below the serial number.
I will try to post pics of the Markings.
The DOM was May, 1940. The Winchester you found is one of nine that I have documented in my research survey that were WW II Lend Lease guns. All of them are in the 1223856 – 1227737 serial number range.
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