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Just read a local classified add from a guy looking for Model 71’s in odd calibers to include 45-70 and 33. curious to the fact I thought that Winchester made them in 348 only. Any of the more knowledgeable collectors like to weight in on this? I am curious.

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Tom Harty said
Presents greetings

Just read a local classified add from a guy looking for Model 71’s in odd calibers to include 45-70 and 33. curious to the fact I thought that Winchester made them in 348 only. Any of the more knowledgeable collectors like to weight in on this? I am curious.  

Tom – if you can get a copy of the Summer 2021 Collector magazine there is a pretty extensive article by Bert Hartman which will tell you everything you will ever need to know about the 71 – including information on the odd calibers which I have never seen. If you are a WACA member, you can read the magazines under “publications” on this site – good enough reason to join WACA.

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Tom Harty said
Presents greetings

Just read a local classified add from a guy looking for Model 71’s in odd calibers to include 45-70 and 33. curious to the fact I thought that Winchester made them in 348 only. Any of the more knowledgeable collectors like to weight in on this? I am curious.  

Tom,

I just sent you an e-copy of the Model 71 article that was recently published.

Bert

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Bert H. said

Tom Harty said

Presents greetings

Just read a local classified add from a guy looking for Model 71’s in odd calibers to include 45-70 and 33. curious to the fact I thought that Winchester made them in 348 only. Any of the more knowledgeable collectors like to weight in on this? I am curious.  

Tom,

Hello,

Have a factory 71 in a take down 33

A 71 in 348 that came off the Yellow stone was owned by a Wildlife officer has the arrow head with 40 in stock 

And a unfired 71

Thanks

 

I just sent you an e-copy of the Model 71 article that was recently published.

Bert

  

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There was at least one Model 71 made in .33WCF – yes, I knew – but a M71 .33 WCF in a takedown version????

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There was at least one Model 71 made in .33WCF – yes, I knew – but a M71 .33 WCF in a takedown version????

  

No factory original Take Down Model 71 rifles were manufactured.  What I have seen is a Model 1886 Take Down with a modified Model 71 barrel installed.

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