Re: Special Winchester Model 74
Thank you for your quick response to my inquiry. Oops.. I didn't enlarge the online M-75 pics to see it was a bolt action, so that was my mistake. However, this rifle is definitely a M-74 and it has the same unusual mag release on the left hand, forward of the trigger as the M-75.
I looked up a Model 77 with its streamlined receiver; it doesn't look anything like my M-74. Also, this stock has a plug where the tube mag would normally have been.
Your point referring to a factory letter is well taken so I guess the next logical step will be to approach Winchester to see if they can shed some light on this piece.
Thank you again!
Last edited by miazca; 03-02-2009 at 04:43 PM..