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Dating a WINCHESTER Ranger Compact SN???
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60320XX, on bottom of firearm and has the “push” safety. 

 

Where to get information?  Cal.: 30/30 Barrel Length: 20″

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Does it have the “cross-bolt” safety? If so, that was introduced in 1992.

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Bert, I think the O/P’s referring to a sliding tang safety which seems to be the current iteration of certain Winchester “safety mechanisms”.  Handier & bit less objectionable for me than levers with cross-bolts!  I just Googled and came up with the following Winchester factory “Owners Manual” PDF, ‘perhaps – ???’, correct for his rifles.  Within PDF, after the huge amount of red ink hazards & warnings worthy of perhaps a nuclear containment facility, there’s actually some useful, descriptive info.  🙂  Perhaps the “information” being requested??? 

https://winchesterguns.com/content/dam/winchester-repeating-arms/support/owners-manuals/2016/14-WRA-342_Model_94_OM_WEB.pdf

Sir, if this isn’t what you need, you really need to be more descriptive!!!   Enjoy that Winchester….   🙂 

Best & all do stay safe! Connotation as “mask & social distancing”!

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Bert, I think the O/P’s referring to a sliding tang safety which seems to be the current iteration of certain Winchester “safety mechanisms”.  Handier & bit less objectionable for me than levers with cross-bolts!  I just Googled and came up with the following Winchester factory “Owners Manual” PDF, ‘perhaps – ???’, correct for his rifles.  Within PDF, after the huge amount of red ink hazards & warnings worthy of perhaps a nuclear containment facility, there’s actually some useful, descriptive info.  🙂  Perhaps the “information” being requested??? 

https://winchesterguns.com/content/dam/winchester-repeating-arms/support/owners-manuals/2016/14-WRA-342_Model_94_OM_WEB.pdf

Sir, if this isn’t what you need, you really need to be more descriptive!!!   Enjoy that Winchester….   🙂 

Best & all do stay safe! Connotation as “mask & social distancing”!

John  

John,

The serial number the O/P mentioned is way too early for a Tang Safety Model 94.

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You’re the expert here Burt!  Perhaps my error in ‘assuming’ safety function descriptor as “sliding”. Perhaps the cross-bar safety would accommodate such serial as the O/P suggests. Likely about mid nineties???

Apologies if this made unnecessarily complex with erroneous assumption, please excuse! 

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Evening Gents,

 

Thank you for the replies.

 

It has the “right to left push button” safety.

 

Maple stock and forearm.

I tried the on=line “date” app here and no results.

 

thin plastic Buttplate has “under license to U.S. Repeating Arms Co.” 

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Evening Gents,

Thank you for the replies.

It has the “right to left push button” safety.

Maple stock and forearm.

I tried the on=line “date” app here and no results.

thin plastic Buttplate has “under license to U.S. Repeating Arms Co.”   

Based on the serial number, I suspect it is a 1992 or 1993 production gun.

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According “RECORDS AT The FACTORY, AND IN SOME YEARS, ESTIMATES, INDICATE The
FOLLOWING Serial NUMBERS WERE ASSIGNED TO GUNS AT TOO END OF THE CALENDAR
YEAR.”

 

1990 -5615397

1991 – 6008296

 

So, then 1992 should be; 603xxx

 

It’s getting a good detailing and lubing, then head to the range to get it ready for the MI deer season.

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So i would assume mine would be a 1990 also with a serial # 5646826?

Thanx for any info

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Most likely it is a 1990 production gun.

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