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Old 05-04-2020, 04:52 PM
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Any feedback out there on one of these.. I saw one at the local gun shop for $250. in 100% condition.. Not a mark on it and no signs of wear.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:43 AM
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A well known gunsmith named J. B. Wood wrote a book in 1978 on gunsmithing problems associated with 87 common guns. He had little good to say about the Winchester 250. He reports that steel parts contact aluminum parts and that this causes excessive wear.
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Old 05-05-2020, 01:44 PM
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I have two of them and I've never had a problem.
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I've never owned one myself but Wood seemed to be a level headed guy and gunsmiths do see quite a few of each particular model whereas we shooters are generally only familiar with one or two. If somebody has good fortune with a Winchester 250 then that is just great.
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My brother has had one since the early 70's which has not seen much use. It is a reasonably accurate rifle and the action is not slick like a Marlin 39 or Winchester 9422. A weak point is the plastic front sight band that holds the tube magazine, they seem to crack. I personally would not pay more than $150 in the condition you described.

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The plastic front band and sight was replaced sometime in the 3rd production year, with metal components. Same with the rear sight and barrel skirt. Keep the bolt rails clean and the gun will last. Its the rimfire residue which acts like sandpaper and easily wears the softer alloy metal. I find all 3 of the 200 series to be fine guns .They were never meant to be target rifles, they were built for fun and they sure fill that roll still after near 50 years.Winchester 250_1588831958283.jpgWinchester 270_1588832020196.jpgWinchester 290_1588832059406.jpg
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