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Model 55 takedown
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April 29, 2024 - 6:15 pm
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Winchester takedown model 55 with Lyman 6 rear sight. Serial number 9576 with a manufacture date 1928. The dealer said it was a family gun and his dad had bought it new at a Show room. He said his dad took many deer with the rifle, and kept the family feed. The rifle shows evidence of having a tang sight at one time or another. Has evidence of being used as hunting rifle, as the wood has battle scars from being used in the field. The Lyman 6 sight support my theory of having a tang sight at some time. Being a 30 WCF makes it a go to deer hunting gun, looking forward to my own hunting stories to add to this rifle’s story. 


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April 29, 2024 - 6:24 pm
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Your Model 55 was actually manufactured in May of 1927.  If you inspect it, you will also find that it has a “27” barrel date.

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That rifle surely has some stories to tell.  Glad to hear it’s going to have a chance to be a part of some more.  I’m sure it’s up for it Smile

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