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Offline jeepguy

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Winchester 59
« on: July 01, 2017, 09:57:08 PM »
Here's an odd one I ran across lately and had to take home. Produced from 60-65 it was a lightweight variant of the Winchester Model 50 auto-loader, which was designed in part by "Carbine" Williams . It had a alloy receiver with a fiberglass wrapped barrel, I think the gun weighs around 6 pounds.  The '61+ models were available with one of the first screw in choke systems but this one is a a first year gun with a four digit serial. It still retains some of the pre-64 workmanship, nice machined components and hand checkered stocks.

I think total production was only 80k or thereabouts, it wasn't a great success.  I would imagine people were skeptical of the fiberglass barrel and also Remington releasing some new automatic. 1100 or something.

Winchester really never would produce a good auto-loader until the Super X 1. That one unfortunately bankrupted the company .  My next find hopefully.




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Re: Winchester 59
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 10:05:58 PM »
Neat and interesting!   thumb1  I was not aware of those.

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Re: Winchester 59
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 08:33:03 AM »
neat find, thanks for sharing.  thumb1
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Re: Winchester 59
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
That is an interesting Winchester! Nice find  thumb1