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Winchester 25 pump shotgun
June 16, 2020
2:32 am
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I just got a really nice condition, like new, actually it appears original finish model 25 modified choke, pump.  I have another, serial 50xx, this one is 121xx.  So do I likely have a first and last years models?  Have a bunch of model 12s and 97s, and love them, but the 25s feel especially solid, with the no take-down feature.

June 16, 2020
3:35 am
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If I understand you correctly, you have one Model 25 in the 5000 - 5099 serial number range, and another one in the 12100 - 12199 serial number range.  If that is correct, both guns are most likely first year guns.  A "last year" Model 25 would have a serial number in the 80000 - 87937 range.

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June 28, 2020
9:19 pm
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So one with serial number 64## is certainly a 1949 manufacture date?

June 28, 2020
9:53 pm
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The odds are extremely high that it was manufactured in 1949. Have you checked the barrel date?

Bert

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June 29, 2020
12:01 am
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No,didn't know it had one!  I'll take a look...

June 29, 2020
1:00 am
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I don't see anything on the barrel but I haven't taken it apart.  I do see what appears to be a "G1" stamp behind the trigger guard.

June 29, 2020
2:03 am
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The 2-digit year numb er is stamped on the bottom of the barrel approximately 1-2 inches forward of the receiver frame.

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