View Full Version : How do I find the date of my Winchester?

N.Y.G MP Pvt
January 19, 2000, 09:04 PM
I have a Winchester 94 serial # 1,290,312 is there a way to find out when this rifle was made?

January 19, 2000, 09:15 PM
I have a 94 manufactured in 1950. Serial #1646707. So yours is probably a 47 or 48 model? I've got a Winchester dating book somewhere. If my wife would quit putting my stuff away I'd know where it is.

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Steven Mace
January 20, 2000, 01:54 AM
Muleshoe, you have a pretty good memory! A Winchester Model 94 with serial number 1290312 would have been made in 1948. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

After today, its all historical

January 20, 2000, 06:54 AM
I read onetime that Winchester recievers were not assembled in order of serial number. This means that a low number is not always a old gun. maybe someone knows more about this i dont even rember where i read it.

N.Y.G MP Pvt
January 20, 2000, 07:06 AM
Thanx for all the help I was just curious.