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Tell me about my Win 47

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I picked one up dirt cheap yesterday and don't know anything about their history. Did the receiver get used for any other models?
The receiver has been drilled and tapped and the metal is all brown with a minor crack in the stock. I will probably repair and refinish it. Mechanically it is in excellent shape. Any comments?
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model 47

Ralfus-the model 47 was essentially a single shot version of the model 69A, but unlike the 69 series, had an automatic safety, making it more advanced and theoretically safer than the 67 and 68 single shots. Winchester's advertising emphasized the auto safety feature as appealing to the "parents of younger shooters." This was, of course, during the era when the assumption was that all families were headed by two parents.
The 47 was made from 1949 to 1955 with a total production of a little over 43K. Bolts, safeties, and triggers were chrome plated, but not the trigger guard. The 1955 Win. catalog lists two variations: the 47 with a peep receiver sight (#80A) and the #97 bead front on a forged ramp for $24.25. The 47 with the #75 bead front and #32B rear was $22.05. The latter were not tapped for the receiver sight. The primary production change came in 1950 when the smooth, plain trigger was serrated and thinned. With such limited production, the 47 is a fairly scarce model today. Hope this helps. -Asa
 

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I found one a couple months ago.....

like new,,just about as close to unfired as I could tell. Mine is the open sight model [the peep should be more desirable I'd say].
These are not common rifles from the few I've ever been able to find!
Alan in GA.


NOTICE the groove in the stock in the bolt travel way. Stem under bolt rides back and this groove is not in/on 69/69As. I have not looked, but I'm guessing it is part of the auto safety mechanism.
I have more pictures of this rifle if anyone's interested.
Alan in GA
 

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Alan,
I saw your post and had to check mine out....right port has something with a partially mark K next to it, serretted chrome trigger (yours is smooth) and swept bolt, is yours swept? Its hard to tell. Standard front (75C) and rear sights (32) on mine as well. Stroebles book on sights says it should have the 97 ramp front, and 32 rear..or optional 57E, or 80 rear, not on mine!
Wundudnee sent me instructions on how to post pictures....I have to try, I have a few nice ones, but some of the guys on here have some real beauties,and its nice to see them. Kevin
 

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posting pictures:

I just DID find the small icon on here...the yellow square in the small line of icons on the posting area [?!?].
Then,,I take my LARGE pictures in my files, most of which have been 'cropped' by me...and RESIZE them to a STANDARD size,,then they fit nicely in the posts here. This sight has some nice picture editing [automatic] that arranges the pictures as you see,,but I think you have to presize them first to a same size.
Just a guess,,but that appears to be what happens.
Now to take a picture of the 1885 made in 1909 I have. Has been relined [arghh],,,but NICE rifle as you'll see. Someone has chambered it to 22 Magnum and I think they used the .222" bore liner so cases don't come out easily [high pressure or rough chamber].
I'm going to drill out the liner and put a new one in.
QUESTION IS,,,,what chambering!!!?
my first choice it 22 SHORT MATCH
2nd is 17 Mach II
3rd is 17 HMR.

ok,,,22 SHORT,,only one a REAL 1885 should be made to. It was a 25RF from factory.
Alan in GA.
 

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What's it worth??? {Win 47 in the pictures}?

I'm guessing if auctioned,,this like new Win 47 would bring in excess of $325. The very few 47s I see on the auction sights are in much worse condition, and the sellers still want high $300s to $400s[!].
It seems I wanted to find one to tinker with,,possibly even using the action for my LONG OVERDUE 22 SHORT MATCH bench rifle. But wouldn't you KNOW it,,,I find an actual "minty" rifle that even has a tiny bit of figure in the buttstock [!]
I shot 5 CB Longs out the back yard and pulled a patch thru the bore after. The bolt is almost rough,,as the NEW bolts were before being cycled by youngsters a few hundred times. The 'wear' mark on the bolt base is not there. This is the point where Winchester bolt 22 rifle fans commonly look to see how many times the bolt has riden the action slot and locked down to firing position,,at least that's where I look at the 69/69As etc, I find.
The more valuable would be the 80A peep version of this rifle, I'm sure. This Win 47 must have hidden in a safe since the late 1940s early 1950s.
Too nice to 'make wear marks' I'm guessing,,and I'm a SHOOT IT kind of guy.
Alan in gA
 

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Kevin in NH said:
Alan,
I saw your post and had to check mine out....right port has something with a partially mark K next to it, serretted chrome trigger (yours is smooth) and swept bolt, is yours swept? Its hard to tell. Standard front (75C) and rear sights (32) on mine as well. Stroebles book on sights says it should have the 97 ramp front, and 32 rear..or optional 57E, or 80 rear, not on mine!
Wundudnee sent me instructions on how to post pictures....I have to try, I have a few nice ones, but some of the guys on here have some real beauties,and its nice to see them. Kevin
O.K. guy, what's the holdup? You don't know how long it took my one typing finger to type those picture posting directions. :D I want to see your pictures. :) :D :)

 

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wundudnee said:
O.K. guy, what's the holdup? You don't know how long it took my one typing finger to type those picture posting directions. :D I want to see your pictures. :) :D :)

There's mine!!! Now show me yours!!! :D
 

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There's mine!!! Now show me yours!!! :D
Ralfus, with all the Winchesters I've got, I still don't have a Model 47. It's all I can do to keep from calling Alaninga about buying his.

TR, you've got me, no 47. But if you want pictures, I've brought my thread "Support Diversity" to the top. I didn't want to step on Ralfus's thread with all my pictures. But here's the link if it falls off the page.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120750

I love pictures. :D
 

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my Win 47....

wundudnee said:
Ralfus, with all the Winchesters I've got, I still don't have a Model 47. It's all I can do to keep from calling Alaninga about buying his.

TR, you've got me, no 47. But if you want pictures, I've brought my thread "Support Diversity" to the top. I didn't want to step on Ralfus's thread with all my pictures. But here's the link if it falls off the page.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120750

I love pictures. :D
call [e mail] me. I'm thinking of reducing the "collection".
Alan in GA.
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I know, I know...

Wundudnee.......I know I got to get some pictures, and the girl that works for me is pretty sharp, and this week I will make it happen. A dealer friend of mine swears by the Yahoo mail thing, he sends me pictures all the time in a slide show no less, pretty good stuff, but I am just getting the hang of the picture thing. I can type pretty fast, but am learning the picture thing s-l-o-w

I could forward some pictures directly to you if you gotta have em!

Kevin
 
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