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Old September 29, 2004, 12:47 AM   #1
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need help dating a win model 52

my grandpa used it for competitive shooting, .22 target rifle. i know he used it in the 1953 NRA nationals at camp perry, oh. i assume its a 1951 or so. it would be cool to know what year it is

the serial number is 83632C


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Old September 29, 2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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http://armscollectors.com/sn/windates.htm

Plugging the number in without the C, because it won't take letters, returns 1955.

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Old September 29, 2004, 09:56 AM   #3
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You know, on second thought from what I read years ago, I don't believe Winchester produced guns in precise order of serial number.

Please consult an expert, YMMV, etc. You could always call FN/Browning/Winchester and ask.

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Old September 29, 2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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Winchester Model 52:
Covering numbers: 1 - 125451.




The year of manufacture for serial number 83632 is 1955.


this is what i got when i typed the serial number in that website. it makes no sence to me im pretty sure he had it befor then. i know my grandpa bought it around 1951-52, new or used i dont know.


i also have his model 70 .270 and i typed that serial number in also, 151911...it came back as a 1949. im pretty sure it is newer, because he bought it in california when they lived there in the early 60's...i supose it could have been used though. i think that dating thing is inacurate.
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