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Model 50s 1961
July 27, 2019
4:04 pm
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I have two seemingly identical Winchester model 50s, both date to 1961.  One has serial number ending in an "A".  Both are Improved Cylinder.  I know the non-a one shoots great at informal clays, havent tried the a one yet.  Thinking of thinning the herd.  What would the difference be with the "a" one?  I cant find what the specific design difference is.  Both are excellent condition.

July 28, 2019
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I believe  it was 1958 when they started making a featherweight version of the model 50. And I am about 95% sure the  letter ‘A’ after  the serial number is how they denoted that. I can not find the source where I read it,but I am pretty sure they marked the feather weights with an a or an f after the serial number. I will add the source if/when I find it

July 28, 2019
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Thanks, It's not the model 59.  Had one of those too, Winlite barrel, etc., these model 50s appear identical to be except for the A ending serial number.  Just curious.  It came with an original shop manual when I got it.

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