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Winchester 47... need advise
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March 14, 2014 - 6:37 am
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Hi All

I am in need of some advice from you Winchester Collectors…I figure you know more about this area than I do.

Many years ago I was given a Winchester 47, bolt action 22 rifle and has been hanging around for years.

The rifle has a 18 1/2 barrel round barrel (?) which is strange as I have read that the rifle should have a 25 in. round barrel.

Action/bolt works well, firing mech works good.

The barrel bluing is at 50% but no pits and the stock has a butt chip missing repaired with plastic wood and the whole stock painted in brown/tan varnish.

I intend to sell the rifle, my question to you all is should I sell the rifle as a complete unit and need to go through a FFL adding transfer fee costs or should I just sell the bolt and trigger parts and scrap the barrel and stock
The 47 was rare but I’m not sure about the barrel being original and its sure isn’t a collector piece. I am also sure this rifle is not worth much and the pieces would be easier to sell than the whole rifle .

As a small collector of other guns I hate it when some destroys a rifle for parts but just not sure if the barrel is worth the hassle of FFLing it for a sale.

Any thoughts???

As a way of thanks to you all for your advice, I will offer it to the members here for sale before I go the ebay/Gun broker route.


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May 29, 2014 - 6:37 am
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If I am not too late in responding, since the barrel has been shortened there is no collector value and you are probably better off selling the parts (the bolt alone should easily bring $100+).

If you do want to keep the rifle intact you can also sell it directly to a C&R (03 FFL) holder with no transfer fee since it is older than 50 years.

I can always use the bolt if you still have it.


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