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Old August 22, 2000, 09:08 PM   #1
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This single-shot bolt action Winchester .22 rifle was given to me when I was 9 or 10. It stayed in a closet until I was 13, when I "came of age" (plinking-wise, that is). I'm 67 now (for your time-line assistance).

The rifle has four parts: barrel, bolt, stock (with trigger and a scrolled trigger guard), and a part (unknown noun) that interfaces between trigger and bolt. The sights are hard set - dovetailed in.

It shoots. Has been a decent squirrel and tin can gun.

All information - age, value, etc. is appreciated.

Data below.
Thanks AndyB

LOA 33-3/4";

Barrel - dark mottled (nickel steel??) - 18" to breech, (21-1/4" w/bolt);

Stock 21-1/2" - (wood, one piece w/forearm, Winchester logo butt plate);

Stampings:
(1) (Barrel), left side - "Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven Conn. USA Patented August 29,1899." Also: "MOD 02-22 SHORT - LONG OR EXTRA LONG - Trademark Reg. U.S. Pat Off, & Fgn".

(2) (Barrel), behind back sight - an oval containing a centered letter "W", with vertical line through it, forming what appears to be a very long letter "P".

(3) (Bolt), left side - same as above.
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Old August 23, 2000, 02:37 AM   #2
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Andy, the Model 1902 was a modification (just slight improvements made by T.G. Bennett) of the Model 1900, which was based on a patent purchased from Browning. they were made from 1903 until 1914 and over 355,200 were sold for $5.00. I don't have any idea what they are worth now.

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Old August 23, 2000, 08:11 AM   #3
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Just to expound upon TexasVet's answer;
From The Standard Catalog of Firearms- "...this model was of the same general design as the Model 1900 with several improvements: a special shaped metal triggerguard was added, shorter trigger pull, a steel buttplate, a rear peep sight, and the barrel was made heavier at the muzzle. The rifle was chambered for the .22 Short and Long cartridges until 1914 when the .22 Extra Long was added. In 1927 the .22 Extra Long was dropped in favor of the more popular .22 Long Rifle. All of these cartridges are interchangeable. The stock was a one-piece plain gumwood with straight grip (the metal triggerguard added a pistolgrip feel) and steel buttplate, which was changed to composition in 1907. This model was not serial numbered. About 640,000 Model 1902s were sold between 1902 and 1931 when it was discontinued."
So yours was made sometime between 1914 and 1927.
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Old August 23, 2000, 12:55 PM   #4
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TexasVet/Fal - thanks a lot - I agree - Thanks again.
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