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new member  I need help dating my 53 32 WCF serial # 975446

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Based on my research survey, if was manufactured in late November or early December 1928.  It should have a “28” date stamped barrel.  Is it a Solid frame or a Take Down?  Can you post (or send me) pictures of the rifle?  Does it have a Type 6 or a Type 7 upper tang marking?

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Can you add a picture showing the Winchester marking on the upper tang (behind the hammer)?

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20240402_210200.jpgImage Enlarger   Hope this helps. Thanks, Tommy

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20240402_210200.jpgImage Enlarger   Hope this helps. Thanks, Tommy

  

It does… it has the Type 6 marking.

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The Model 53 and its successor the Model 65 can be the most difficult to find guns with condition of all the lever action models. I collected for over 50 years and never found a checkered 53 that was right – they are out there but I was never at the right place at the right time. The number of Model 65’s produced was low and those with condition have been tucked away over the years and do not surface very often. Keep an eye out for them and if the opportunity presents itself, add one to your collection. The Model 53, was made in both solid frame and take down with the takedown being the most dificult to find. The Model 65 was only made in solid frame. If you are a new collector and thinking about a theme, the Model 1892 family (92/53/65) could be an interesting and rewarding endeavor. It would open up a lot of possibilities considering all the variations, calibers, barrel lengths, etc. Keep Bert on speed dial because a lot of them have been messed with. 

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53models.JPGImage Enlargertwo 53 models – both over 70 and holding up fine – slowly selling off the Winchesters – keeping these

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Nice tractor Burt.  My Dad had a 48.  It sits in the front yard of the farm across from where my Dad’s was.  Does your wife know you posted this picture?

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Nice tractor Burt.  My Dad had a 48.  It sits in the front yard of the farm across from where my Dad’s was.  Does your wife know you posted this picture?

  

Yep – she’s a good sport – ole farm girl that spent her life around tractors. The old tractors have gotten very collectible but like cars, they take up a lot of room.

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Burt Humphrey said

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Nice tractor Burt.  My Dad had a 48.  It sits in the front yard of the farm across from where my Dad’s was.  Does your wife know you posted this picture?

  

Yep – she’s a good sport – ole farm girl that spent her life around tractors. The old tractors have gotten very collectible but like cars, they take up a lot of room.

  

…and just as much money!

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 All this talk about 53’s made me dig these out. One of my 53’s, this one is in 32-20 and pairs nicely with this S&W model of 1905 in 32-20 also.IMG_0468.JPGImage Enlarger

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I wasn’t sure if you were keeping the tractor or the wife. IMO both take up a lot of room!

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Ok, I’ve never owned a tractor so I’m not going to follow off topic on this thread anyway.  

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At least M53’s are the topic:

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At least M53’s are the topic:

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one take-down, one solid frame – wish I could show you a deluxe but I was never fortunate enough to own one. The take down is 44-40 – always a hard gun to find, especially with condition.

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Ok, I’ve never owned a tractor so I’m not going to follow off topic on this thread anyway.  

  

Here, they are called “yard art”. Lots of them here in front yards. Big Larry, Cedar City, Utah.

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Big Larry said

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Ok, I’ve never owned a tractor so I’m not going to follow off topic on this thread anyway.  

  

Here, they are called “yard art”. Lots of them here in front yards. Big Larry, Cedar City, Utah.

  

“Ole Green” is mint, will start at 30 below and runs like a new one. It is kept inside – biggest issue is space – sorry to be off topic – in my opinion, a nice Winchester lever makes a lot more sense to collect.

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Burt Humphrey said

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At least M53’s are the topic:

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one take-down, one solid frame – wish I could show you a deluxe but I was never fortunate enough to own one. The take down is 44-40 – always a hard gun to find, especially with condition.

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A deluxe .44-40 would be super cool.  My takedown M53 is equipped with a rifle butt – not commonly found.

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Burt Humphrey said

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Ok, I’ve never owned a tractor so I’m not going to follow off topic on this thread anyway.  

  

Here, they are called “yard art”. Lots of them here in front yards. Big Larry, Cedar City, Utah.

  

“Ole Green” is mint, will start at 30 below and runs like a new one. It is kept inside – biggest issue is space – sorry to be off topic – in my opinion, a nice Winchester lever makes a lot more sense to collect.

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There you go again Burt with a teaser on the 86 with a matte barrel and Berringer sight!

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oldcrankyyankee said

Burt Humphrey said

Big Larry said

steve004 said

Ok, I’ve never owned a tractor so I’m not going to follow off topic on this thread anyway.  

  

Here, they are called “yard art”. Lots of them here in front yards. Big Larry, Cedar City, Utah.

  

“Ole Green” is mint, will start at 30 below and runs like a new one. It is kept inside – biggest issue is space – sorry to be off topic – in my opinion, a nice Winchester lever makes a lot more sense to collect.

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There you go again Burt with a teaser on the 86 with a matte barrel and Berringer sight!

  

Tom – just like to torment you a little. I first saw that 86 at a gun show in Billings, Montana in the mid 80’s – it was not for sale but I told the owner if he would ever part with it I would like a shot. He called me about 3 years later and said he was putting together a deal on a Sharps with Montana history and needed money to make it work – I have had it ever since.

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