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January 27, 2024 - 10:24 pm
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Hello all,

I just bought two 37’s 16 ga and a 20 ga.  I was told they were part of a set..??  The 16 has a Number 3 stamped behind the trigger guard the 20 ga has a Number 2. (Stampings look to be factory)  Does anyone have any knowledge of the 37s sold as sets and numbered?

 

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Hello Mitch,

Winchester did not apply serial numbers on the Model 37.  The single digit numbers you are seeing are inspector stamps.  Every Model 37 shotgun manufactured has a single or double digit marking in that same location. The stamped digits can be numbers and/or letters.  You were sold a “story” about them being a “set”.

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Thank you so much for the clarification, Bert!  I was highly skeptical that’s why I asked the subject matter experts!  I really appreciate it.

 

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