model 74 winchester

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  1. bo11

    bo11 New Member

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    I am looking at a Winchester modle 74 22 short simiauto.The gun is in good condition.I shot this gun and the accuracy is amazing.What can you tell me about this rifle,any info would be greatly appreciated.I beleave it was made around 1939.
  2. Jim K

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    The Model 74 was introduced in 1940 and discontinued in 1955. In spite of the lack of production in the war years, some 406,574 were made. They were made in either .22LR or .22 Short, not interchangeable as some semi-auto rifles are.

    There is some collector interest (as in anything made by Winchester); .22 Short versions bring around 25% premium. ANIB, one would bring around $500; in average condition, maybe $250. Pre-war guns (under # 128289) bring an additional 25% premium.

    Jim
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    Thanks Jim K for the reply to my post.This information is really helpful.Aim straight and have a good day.
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