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Old 10-11-2019, 03:38 PM
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Model 67A "Boy's Rifle"



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My LGS continues to have gems at fair prices that I can't resist. Today they had a 67A "Boy's Rifle" on the rack. It's here now. Looks to be original and not a cut-down 67A. Trying to guesstimate it's age. Any recommendations on clues? It sure shoots/extracts/ejects quite nicely. Decent groups at 25 yards as well.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:23 PM
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My LGS continues to have gems at fair prices that I can't resist. Today they had a 67A "Boy's Rifle" on the rack. It's here now. Looks to be original and not a cut-down 67A. Trying to guesstimate it's age. Any recommendations on clues? It sure shoots/extracts/ejects quite nicely. Decent groups at 25 yards as well.
How much is reasonable? Inquiring minds gots to know. Looks like a nice one. Big Larry
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:33 PM
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$250 Larry. I thought it fair here in my area. Plus, I really wanted it. :-) Thoughts on age?? I'm thinking late 1940s-mid 50s. It does have the exposed take down screw, which makes me think earlier--but the stock has the tapered end, which makes me think later. Dunno.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:01 PM
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I have 3, but no boys rifle. I think you did very well at $250. JWA can tell you more. Big Larry
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:31 PM
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USCGret,

Nice looking M67A Boy's Rifle.

Great looking stack of split firewood!

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Old 10-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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I've had two 67 boys rifles (not 67a). Both had the recessed takedown screw and blunt end at the end of the forearm.
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:02 PM
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Tnx JohnyMango. This one has a raised/knurled take down screw, tapered end, and no finger grooves. I'm guessing its Post-War to early 1950s. I don't think its an earlier bolt since its a 67A.
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:04 PM
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Aye Capt Jolly Bill! Tnx!
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:36 PM
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The 67A started in 1949. If it has the chrome trigger guard makes it late 1950's. It shouldn't have the exposed take down screw. they were discontinued with the finger grove stocks. they stuck down about a 1/4 inch.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:50 PM
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Nice gun. I have a rifle marked 67A on the barrel with the regular stock without fingergrooves. It also has the knurled takedown screw, not the one that is flush with the stock. I assumed it was early post-war because of these features too. Maybe Winchester using up the older screws.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:04 PM
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I'm thinking along the same lines as you JerryRay. Thanks for the reply and thoughts.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:07 PM
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Tnx Cranky. Trigger guard is blued, but the takedown screw is knurled and exposed. I'm thinking that JerryRay has a good point...this 67A may be early Post-war. But I'm not sure, that's for sure. :-)
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:52 AM
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The 67A did not come out until 1949 with the change of the mainspring. It went from going through the barrel stud to going around it. The blunt stock replaced the finger grove stock in the late 1930's to early 1940's. Next was the post war model 67 stock of the slimmer design. From what I can see of your rifle it doesn't look to me like it has the exposed take down screw. The screw on all models after the finger grove had a flush fitting take down screw not always recessed with a slot that you used a coin to loosen. My internet makes it hard for me to post pictures but if you look at a few finger grove types you will see the difference. I will look up the paper work that JWA found that proves the date change from 67 to 67A tonight when I get home.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:31 PM
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Here are two more pics Jay. Thank you for helping me research.

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Old 10-17-2019, 06:50 PM
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That is the second style take down screw. Sometime 1949 to the mid to late 1950's. Great looking rifle. Thanks for the pictures. Wish I knew what happened to Pastor Robbie he was the one who taught me a lot about the model 67. Haven't seen him post in a while.
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