List of Winchester models

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Firearms produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (later Winchester-Western Company and U.S. Repeating Arms Company), 1866–2006, by model:

Year-Model Numbers 1866-1912[edit]

Sequential Model Numbers (Rifles) 1919-39[edit]

In 1919 Winchester abandoned numbering models by the year of introduction and assigned two-digit numbers, sequential beginning with 51 for rifles. Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e.g. the Model 1912 shotgun became the Model 12. There was one exception: the unconventional "Thumb Trigger" rifle, which was not previously numbered, was given the designation 99.[1]

  • Model 51 "Imperial" (1919) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 52 (1920) bolt-action .22 match rifle
  • Model 53 (1924) lever-action rifle (Model 92 variant)
  • Model 54 (1925) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 55[2] (1924) lever-action rifle (Model 94 variant)
  • Model 56 (1926) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 57 (1926) bolt-action .22 target rifle (Model 56 target variant)
  • Model 58 (1928) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 59 (1930) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle (Model 58 target variant)
  • Model 60 (1930) bolt-action .22 rifle (Model 58 variant)
  • Model 60A (1933) bolt-action .22 single shot rifle (Model 58 variant)
    • Available in standard and Target models
  • Model 61 (1932) slide-action .22 WCF (later .22 rimfire and .22 WMR) rifle
  • Model 62 (1932) slide-action .22 rifle (Model 90 variant)
  • Model 62A (1940) slide-action .22 rifle (Model 90 variant)
  • Model 63 (1933) semi-automatic .22 rifle (Model 03 variant)
  • Model 64 (1933) lever-action rifle (Model 94 variant)
  • Model 65 (1933) lever-action rifle (Model 92 variant)
  • Model 67[3] (1934) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 677[4] (1937) bolt-action .22 rifle (telescopic-sight-only Model 67 variant)
  • Model 68 (1934) bolt-action .22 rifle (Model 67 variant)
  • Model 69 (1935) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 697[4] (1937) bolt-action .22 rifle (telescopic-sight-only Model 69 variant)
  • Model 70 (1936) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 71 (1935) lever-action rifle (Model 86 variant)
  • Model 72 (1938) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 74[5] (1939) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 75 (1938) bolt-action .22 target rifle

Non-Sequential Model Numbers (Rifles) 1949-63[edit]

  • Model 43 (1949) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 47 (1949) bolt-action single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 55[2] (1957) semi-automatic single-shot .22 rifle
  • Model 77 (1955) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 88 (1955) hybrid lever-action rifle
  • Model 100 (1960) semi-automatic rifle
  • Model 250 (1963) lever-action .22 rifle
  • Model 270 (1963) slide-action .22 rifle

Non-Sequential Model Numbers (Rifles) 1964-2006[edit]

  • Model 121 (1967) bolt-action single shot .22 rifle
  • Model 131 (1967) bolt-action .22 rifle (repeating Model 121 variant, box magazine)
  • Model 141 (1967) bolt-action .22 rifle (repeating Model 121 variant, tube magazine)
  • Model 150 (1967) lever-action .22 rifle (Model 250 variant)
  • Model 190 (1966) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 255 (1964) lever-action .22 WMR rifle (Model 250 variant)
  • Model 320 (1972) bolt-action .22 rifle
  • Model 325 (1972) bolt-action .22 WMR rifle (Model 320 variant)
  • Model 490 (1975) semi-automatic .22 rifle
  • Model 670 (1966) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 770 (1969) bolt-action rifle
  • Model 9422 (1972) lever-action .22 rifle

Model Numbers (Shotguns) 1919-63[edit]

  • Model 20 (1920) single-shot shotgun
  • Model 21 (1931) double-barrel shotgun
  • Model 24 (1939) double-barrel shotgun
  • Model 25 (1949) slide-action shotgun (Model 12 variant)
  • Model 36 (1919) single-shot 9mm rimfire shotgun (Model 1900 variant)
  • Model 37 (1936) single-shot shotgun
  • Model 40 (1939) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 41 (1920) bolt-action single-shot .410-bore shotgun
  • Model 42 (1933) slide-action .410-bore shotgun (Model 12 variant)
  • Model 50 (1954) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 59 (1960) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 101 (1963) over/under shotgun

Model Numbers (Shotguns) 1964-2006[edit]

  • Model 23 (1978) double-barrel shougun
  • Model 37A (1973) single-shot shotgun (Model 37 variant)
  • Model 96 (1976) over/under shotgun
  • Model 370 (1972) single-shot shotgun (Model 37 variant)
  • Model 1200 (1964) slide-action shotgun (Model 12 replacement)

(Model 1200 variant)

  • Model 1400 (1964) semi-automatic shotgun
  • Model 1500 (1978) semi-automatic shotgun (Model 1400 variant)
  • The Winchester 1300 shotgun was first introduced in around 1981, when the US Repeating Arms Company (USRAC) took over production of the 'Winchester' brand guns from the Olin / Winchester corporation.
  • Model 9410 (2001) lever-action .410-bore shotgun (Model 94 variant)
  • Super-X Model 1 (1974) semi-automatic shotgun

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although first produced in 1904, this rifle was initially marketed simply as the "Thumb Trigger" until February 1919 when it was assigned the model number 99 for the year the design was patented. Winchester simultaneously dropped the initial 2 digits from all year-numbered models for advertising reasons, so the preceding "18" was omitted from the outset. Model 99s were never actually marked as such; the designation was used only in sales literature. Houze, p. 77 & p. 94.
  2. ^ a b The model number 55 was used twice; the two rifles were entirely dissimilar and were not produced concurrently.
  3. ^ 66 was not used, to avoid confusion with the Model 1866
  4. ^ a b Winchester added the suffix "7" to the Model 67 and 69 when equipped with telescopic sights and no provisions for iron sights. These rifles, although seemingly out of numeric sequence, can be accurately described as variants rather than separate models.
  5. ^ 73 was not used, to avoid confusion with the Model 1873

Bibliography[edit]

  • Houze, Herbert G. To the dreams of youth: Winchester .22 Caliber Single Shot Rifle. Iola, WI, USA: Krause Publications, Inc. 1993. ISBN 0-87341-237-0