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Model 25 pump action Date?
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April 23, 2022 - 2:49 pm
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My grandpa Turk had this shotgun, which I ended up with, my dad tells me he bought it for him in the mid 50’s.

It has a 28″ bbl, 2 3/4″ chamber, a date of manufacture would be appreciated.

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Winchester only made the Model 25 for a few years — from 1949 to 1954.

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Somehow I managed to forget to add the serial number to my original post, I must be getting senile.Yell

Serial number “77177”

 

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Mike,

The listed (documented) production total for the Model 25 was 87,937. The first batch were sent to the warehouse in March, 1949, and it was discontinued in December 1954. I suspect that your Model 25 was manufactured in late 1953. It should have a 2-digit year number stamped on the bottom of the barrel near the receiver that will tell you when the barrel was manufactured and provide a clue as to when the gun was assembled.

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It was hidden deep, but I think I found an angle to get a peek at the top portion of a “5” and just the peak of the top of a “4”.

Here’s a link to some pictures I took of the shotgun.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1JcECUgJDUDScFiW8

 

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