Winchester Model 54
|Winchester Model 54|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Thomas Crosley Johnson|
|Manufacturer||Winchester Repeating Arms Company|
|Variants||Standard Grade, Carbine, Super Grade, Target|
|Weight||7¾ lb. (Standard Grade, 24 in. barrel), 11¾ lb. (Sniper's Rifle), 8 lb. (Super Grade), 7¼ lb. (Carbine)|
|Cartridge||various, see article|
|Barrels||24 in. (Standard Grade), 20 in. (Carbine), 26 in. heavy (Sniper's Rifle)|
|Feed system||Non-detachable box magazine, holding 5 cartridges|
Using a Mauser 98-type action, the 54 was a less-expensive derivation of the limited-production handmade Model 51 "Imperial" of 1919. The Model 54 was produced until 1936 when, with some modifications, it was reintroduced as the Winchester Model 70. The Model 54 had a relatively heavy two stage trigger pull, which was greatly improved in the Model 70.
Standard chamberings included the .22 Hornet, .220 Swift, .250-3000 Savage, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester, 30-30 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7x57mm Mauser, 7.65x53mm Argentine, and 9x57mm Mauser. Special order chamberings were made in .25-35 Winchester, .32 Winchester Special, and .35 Whelen.
- Bolt Action Rifles, De Haas and Zwoll, p. 576