Winchester Model 74

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by rgrlaporte, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. rgrlaporte

    rgrlaporte New Member

    1
    Jul 12, 2011
    My grandfather gave me a Winchester Model 74, Serial # 1423. I cannot seem to find anyone who knows the year of this gun. Could someone please help me? Thank you
     
  2. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Looks like 1939 or maybe 1940. Couldn't swear to it, as I've bounced back and forth digging this up. They were made from 1939 to 1955. That sound you hear is my computer crashing and burning....Good Luck and ENJOY that rifle. Jim
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

  3. 3Dub

    3Dub New Member

    16
    Nov 20, 2010
    "The 321"
    Your gun may have a two digit year stamped on the bottom side of the barrel next to the receiver. You have to remove the stock to see it: take the inner magazine tube out first.

    1939 is listed for the lowest serial number of a model 74 at this site:

    http://oldguns.net/sn_php/winmods.htm

    Edit: I didn't see the previous answer; I was researching and composing mine.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Winchester Model 94 Nov 12, 2016
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum I have a Winchester Model 42 410 serial # L35368, would like to know what I can sell it for? Oct 16, 2016
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum I have a Winchester Model 42 410 serial # 35368, would like to know what I can sell it for? Oct 16, 2016
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Winchester pre 64 model 70 .308 win. STANDARD value Oct 2, 2016
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Winchester Model 94 32 Special.....any idea what it is worth?? Sep 20, 2016