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August 18, 2023 - 7:00 pm
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I HAVE WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION MODEL 55 AND I USED THE DATE MY WIN AND ACCORDING TO MY SER, NO IT DATES 1895.

NOW THAT CAN NOT BE RIGHT BECAUSE GEORGE MADIS BOOK SAYS IT WASN’T MADE UNTIL 1924 THE SER, NO  IS 4 DIGITS

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August 18, 2023 - 7:23 pm
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Rodger,

Did you use the correct look-up resource on the WACA website?  What is the serial number on your Model 55 rifle?  If it is in the 1 – 12002 serial range, you need to scroll down and select the “Model 55” serial number look-up.  If your Model 55 has a serial number that is greater than 12002, you will need to select “1894 55 & 64” model selection.

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BERT YOU WERE RIGHT I SCROLLED DOWN AND IT CAME UP WITH

A BETTER DATE 1926. THANK A LOTS

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Roger Hayden said
BERT YOU WERE RIGHT I SCROLLED DOWN AND IT CAME UP WITH

A BETTER DATE 1926. THANK A LOTS

           ROGERSmile

With the serial number I can provide you with the exact month in the year 1926 that it was manufactured, and with the S/N & caliber, I can add it to my research survey.

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OK, ser number 6354 cal is 32sp

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Roger Hayden said
OK, ser number 6354 cal is 32sp

Roger,

That is one of the Model 55 rifles that I had already entered in my research survey document.  Per the factory records, it was manufactured on 11/11/1926.

Of the 1,523 Model 55 rifles I have documented in the survey, 359 of them are 32 W.S. (23.5% of the total production).  After I finish writing the article on the late production Model 1886s, I am planning to write an updated (revised) Model 55 article to supplement the article I wrote and published back in the Winter 2012 Winchester Collector magazine.

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