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muleshoe
January 24, 2000, 08:50 PM
I have a Winchester #37 in a 20 ga. Since they didn't serial number these is there any way of dating this shotgun? Also, instead of saying mod. or full it just says choke. Please enlighten me, does this mean full? I've got a 10 year old gun trader's guide that prices this at $150, is that about right? It's in excellent condition. Thanks....

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bullet placement is gun control

Harley Nolden
January 24, 2000, 09:02 PM
Muleshoe:
Your 37 was made from 1936-1963

Value=EXC=$300.00
I am not sure of the choke bore. It seems that for that shotgun it would mean full. this could depend on the bbl length.

HJN

muleshoe
January 24, 2000, 10:26 PM
Thanks Harley, it's worth more than I thought. FWIW it is a 28" barrel. I was hoping to be able to narrow it down a bit closer on the age, but probably impossible without serial #s. Thanks again....

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bullet placement is gun control

fal308
January 25, 2000, 09:46 AM
This is and isn't really an answer but they made over 1,015,000 of this model from 1936-1963. I would guess that the lower the number the older it would be. (That's not always the case though). No idea on around how many were produced each year.
There also were "Red Letter" models. These bring something like 10%+ premium. I assume this refers to red lettering?

muleshoe
January 25, 2000, 05:39 PM
fal, they did not put serial numbers on these guns at all. None, zip, nata, kinda cool huh? It's not a case of no records indicating when certain serials were produced. I was hoping that maybe they stamped differently during different time periods. thanks

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bullet placement is gun control

fal308
January 26, 2000, 09:15 AM
Looking back at my post I see where I wrote wrong. I saw the part about no SN in my reference but somehow I blew right it :o. Sorry about the confusion. That's what I get for posting at the end of my day. :)

Phil
January 28, 2000, 07:39 AM
Hi
Where was it made?
I'm just curious because I have a Model 37A, 16 ga, 30 inch barrel. I'm pretty sure it has a serial number (I'll have to check later) and says "full choke" on the barrel.I was suprised to see that it was made in Canada.

muleshoe
January 28, 2000, 08:48 AM
Phil, it was born in New Haven, Conn. Yours is a bit later model, born between 1973 and 1980.

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Phil
January 28, 2000, 11:43 AM
Muleshoe
thanks for the info. Mine must have been one of the first 37A's. My Grandfather traded for it and had it a 2-3 years before he died in '76.