Mounts and points like a dream for me! A large number of serial numbers were skipped after number 115,170. Yet, even they only had numbers up to 1971 for the 101. The single barrel set weighs 4lbs 4oz, the double weighs 4lbs 10oz and the receiver set is 3lbs 14oz. Could start putting together a bit of a timeline if we could get some data from original owners although it won't be exact for manufacturing date, it will approximate. You will need a hands on assessment from someone that knows Winchesters- Sorry, but can't make an educated guess without a lot more info. Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. The model is usually marked on the barrels.
Not sure if this will be any help, as all information I have is sketchy, if not contradictory. We have not fired this shotgun. Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e. I've been looking at 101s for some time trying to find the right one. A five year old Chevy with only a few hundred miles on it will sell closer to the price of a new one than one with 100,000 miles even if both still look nearly new. Miroku Japanese Brownings give up nothing in quality to anyone. The Winchester 101 model is a shotgun that began manufacture in 1959.
Old Winchesters are very much like old classic automobiles. At 64,856 serials of the Model 1901, a continuation of the Model 1887, begin. To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information e. Total production of the model 1897 reached 1,024,700, when the parts clean-up began, resulting in 2,000 more guns assembled. This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000. In the 1974 catalogue they introduced the Model 101 Pigeon Grade Trap Gun.
Hi guys, I just registered onto your site and I may be able to shed some light on the 101. The upper barrel of the double set is fix choked Full 0. About 39,963 of these rifles were made from 1928 to 1934. Are there rust spots or pits in the metal? The 20-gauge version of the Winchester 101 was introduced in 1966. Serial numbers for the 20-gauge, 28-gauge and. These rifles, although seemingly out of numeric sequence, can be accurately described as variants rather than separate models.
The Skeet set, a 20-gauge frame with three sets of 28-inch skeet barrels in 20-gauge, 28-gauge, and. Don't forget the sentimental value when looking at an offer to buy. Introduced in 1932, discontinued due to World War Two. All parts listed in this category are specific to the Winchester Model 101 Shotgun unless otherwise noted. I believe all 101's are made the same, so my up-graded Diamond-grade is immaterial, except for appearances.
Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s. Overall Condition: The barrel sets have small marks and rubbing from contact with the receiver and forends, these areas are mostly covered with the forends installed. Figures for 1955-1956 were rounded off. Letter F after serial number. The single Underbarrel has a high rib, which is about 1. Pigeon Grade Skeet Guns with blued receivers, and higher grades with gold inlays, etc. If you mean my post in the model 90 question, the statement, No one really knows the exact answers to these questions.
Personally, I prefer a Super to a 101, but it is nothing but personal preference, not based on anything substantive. Just looking at the 1970 Winchester catalogue, the only difference between a Field Gun and a Skeet gun were the chokes. But that's not enough to tell you the value. George Madis, Ned Schwing, etc. Are they still on the gun or have they been replaced with a scope? This is considered the most accurate source book for gun values. Total production approximately 13,500 guns, including the numbers skipped. From 1932 to discontinuation due to World War Two, 6,363 rifles of this model were made.
The serial number chart is totally wrong. Re-introduced in 1973, as the model 37-A, discontinued in 1981. Some may say it is even better than before. If you just want a basic estimate, buy yourself the current Blue Book of Gun Values. Is the grain very straight or very curly? None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms. It is kind of semi-retired, but I think I will have to take it out for a breath of fresh air.