Questions about old Winchester cal 22 riffel.

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by sprogvo, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. sprogvo

    sprogvo New Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Hi there
    I'm new here in this forum ( from Denmark ) hoping there is some clever guys out there which can help me!!
    My grand father have given me a very old but 100% intact cal.22 riffel.
    Which again he's father have own from he's imigrations to US.
    Can anyone tell me anything about that riffel.
    on the side on the barrel there is stamp M / 71

    1) model year
    2) how many produced
    3) maybe the story about this riffel

    I will try attach some pictures

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  2. john323

    john323 Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Monterey Park ,CA
    Looks to be 1885 low wall.How long is the barrel?Does to frame look like it had been color cased? Serial number?

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    That is indeed a winchester low wall. Very similar to the Steves favorites and M44s.. esentially a very scaled down lever action breechloader, or falling block rifle. the original designs derived from the Sharps rifles of american civil war era.

    It looks to be in very good shape to boot.
  4. Conman

    Conman Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    NICE....................I like it!!
  5. sprogvo

    sprogvo New Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Hi guys
    Yeah it is a nice riffel.We tried shooting last night, and it shows on 50 yards only 5-6cm between each. I was just hoping find out how old it is.
    Only few things i remember from my grand father when he spoke about this riffel, He always says this riffel is so perfect in balance, and then again he explain that he's father brought it with him home from US as the only riffel which he want keep, it been around 1920-1930.

    Sorry my english not is perfect
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    youre good. We can understand perfectly. That date is on the later end. Im gonna guess that ones between 1900 and 1930 for sure. no way to tell for sure unless you have the serial traced if theres one present.
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