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Old 03-20-2021, 02:58 PM
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At the most recent local gun show, I had a table selling pristine S&W revolvers out of a collection.

HA..............I ended up buying more than I sold!! Purchased 4 .22 bolt rifles (3 of them antique) and a 1928 Lefever .410 double. So much for making more room!!!

One of the purchases was a fairly nice 90% or better model 75. Since Blue Book does not seem to cover these serial numbers, could I beg help for
manufacture year?

Serial number: 4988x

THANKS in Advance, Bo in NC
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Old 03-20-2021, 04:36 PM
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Try winchestercollectors.org
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At the most recent local gun show, I had a table selling pristine S&W revolvers out of a collection.

HA..............I ended up buying more than I sold!! Purchased 4 .22 bolt rifles (3 of them antique) and a 1928 Lefever .410 double. So much for making more room!!!

One of the purchases was a fairly nice 90% or better model 75. Since Blue Book does not seem to cover these serial numbers, could I beg help for
manufacture year?

Serial number: 4988x

THANKS in Advance, Bo in NC
Hi Bo,

Your Model 75 was manufactured in 1946.

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Old 03-20-2021, 09:14 PM
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THANKS JWA!

Perfect, so can now add the date to my personal computer records.

AND thanks too, Lardabear................ will check that Winch. site out.
Did not know it existed.

Y'all have a safe and great weekend, Bo
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:19 PM
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THANKS JWA!

Perfect, so can now add the date to my personal computer records.

AND thanks too, Lardabear................ will check that Winch. site out.
Did not know it existed.

Y'all have a safe and great weekend, Bo
You're welcome and welcome aboard.
These are lot's of nice folks here on RFC, many have helped me out numerous times, I'm always glad if I can help someone else out.
BTW, JWA has written two very fine definitive books on the Winchester 69 rifles and on the Winchester 75 rifles and he really knows his stuff on these fine old firearms.
If you can manage to post photos here of your rifles photos are always much appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:05 PM
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THANKS again!

Always love to learn, maybe comes from the old school teacher in my blood.

I also picked up a nice example of a Win. 69A 3 years ago. Seems I could not find a serial number but characteristics of that one dated it 1938-41 by someone who saw a photo of it on this forum.

PHOTOS may have to come later............too much going on. One would think a guy retired for 20 years would have PLENTY of time??

Always appreciative. Y'all take care, Bo in western NC
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BTW, JWA has written two very fine definitive books on the Winchester 69 rifles and on the Winchester 75 rifles and he really knows his stuff on these fine old firearms.
The book on the Model 75 is in progress, I hope to have it in print sometime before next year.

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Old 07-17-2021, 08:40 PM
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THANKS JWA!

Perfect, so can now add the date to my personal computer records.

AND thanks too, Lardabear................ will check that Winch. site out.
Did not know it existed.

Y'all have a safe and great weekend, Bo
Yo' Bo,

I recently bought a '46 Win 75. Swell rifle, like it a lot!

I wonder if you can tell me the type of sights installed on your Target? Mine has the Lyman 47E peep and a blade front. Thinking these might be original.

Dave
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:49 PM
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Howdy Dave,

Upon advice from a Winchester pro on this forum, I ordered a model 69 rear sight and installed. It came from a Winchester parts dealer whose name escapes me. Maybe no help here because it is a leaf sight, not peep.

The blade is much higher and exactly what I needed to replace a sight blade that was so low, I could not sight it in. A strange design to me because rather than having a typical "U" notch, it has a straight vertical slit that goes down into an oval opening that appears to be a peep sight within the lower blade. However, I set the sight by placing the front bead right in the top of that slit and align on target. There is no daylight between front bead and edges of the narrow slit, but it works fine.

By the way, the trigger on this 75 is light, almost scary light, but a fine trigger.

Wish I could help more, Bo in NC

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Old 07-18-2021, 06:41 AM
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I know what you're saying. Shooting mine from the bench I have to really scrunch to align the sights. Off hand standing they're ok.

Enjoy your 75, I'm happy I found mine. And it's only 75 years young.



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Howdy Dave,

Upon advice from a Winchester pro on this forum, I ordered a model 69 rear sight and installed. It came from a Winchester parts dealer whose name escapes me. Maybe no help here because it is a leaf sight, not peep.

The blade is much higher and exactly what I needed to replace a sight blade that was so low, I could not sight it in. A strange design to me because rather than having a typical "U" notch, it has a straight vertical slit that goes down into an oval opening that appears to be a peep sight within the lower blade. However, I set the sight by placing the front bead right in the top of that slit and align on target. There is no daylight between front bead and edges of the narrow slit, but it works fine.

By the way, the trigger on this 75 is light, almost scary light, but a fine trigger.

Wish I could help more, Bo in NC
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:43 PM
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...and ps, the trigger is adjustable!
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:40 PM
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Yo' Bo,

I recently bought a '46 Win 75. Swell rifle, like it a lot!

I wonder if you can tell me the type of sights installed on your Target? Mine has the Lyman 47E peep and a blade front. Thinking these might be original.

Dave
I meant 57E.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:03 AM
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My 1939 catalog lists the Lyman 58E for the standard model 75 and the 57E for the Sporting model as options. I can't say what they offered after the war though.
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The Model 75 Target (G7505R) was offered with the 93B "sharkfin" front sight and Lyman 57E rear sight from 1941-1946/1947. This was the US Military contract training rifle but was then offered to the civilian market post WWII until the existing stock was exhausted.

Someone should finish writing the book on these great rifles....

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Old 07-21-2021, 10:14 PM
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