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Posted: 2/7/2006 1:00:21 PM EDT
i sometimes hear people referring to "pre-1964" guns. what is so special about guns made before that date?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:06:24 PM EDT
maybe pre-64 models seventies? they had a better extractor.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:07:39 PM EDT
Certain Winchesters. Not all guns.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:10:50 PM EDT
ah, got it. thanks
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:11:01 PM EDT
That refers to Model 70's mainly.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:18:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
Certain Winchesters. Not all guns.



Right. There was a change in desing and, I feel, a big change in quality right around then. I had a 1950s 94, and one could seee the difference. Yes, that is yet another "gun I shouldn't have sold" story.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:23:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:31:57 PM EDT
Also the pre 64 Model 88 and 100 Winchester have better checkering. I don't know when Winchester made the switch but the old checkering is desired more than the crappy basket weave.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:32:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigthicket:
That refers to Model 70's mainly.



And Model 94's as well. Differences were in especially apparent in the fit and finish of the rifle. I have a 1956 vintage Model 94 that needs to be reblued (the previous owner did not take care of it). Anyway, the gunsmith said he would rather refinish a pre-64 than a post-64 because the metal was treated differently back then and affects the way the rifle would be refinished.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:34:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:35:08 PM EDT by OBird]
Also, Winchester 94 lever actions made from 1964 - 1981 (I think) were of cheaper construciton that pre-64s, with cost-cutting production methods and troublesome bluing.

ETA: MC man kinda beat me
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