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Old September 10, 2013, 07:19 PM   #78
PetahW
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The Winchester Polishing Room Records sugget the 172xxx SN range was processed in 1903; but a SN search indicates 172220 was made in 1899.

It's entirely possible that the receiver was made in 1899, but for some reason not assembled/finished until 1903.


IMO, age alone isn't sufficient reason for obtain a Cody letter - but if the gun has one or more Special Features, then a letter would be indicated, to find out in what config it left the factory. (IOW, to find out if the special features were added later by someone besides Winchester)



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