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Bert H - Model 42 question

longspur riderlongspur rider Member Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2011 in Ask the Experts
I got a model 42 win ser #1597xx. This is several hundred higher than the blue book says the serial # go. Any thoughts or comments?


  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes... the Blue Book of Gun Values is notoriously inaccurate in regards to all Winchester manufacture information. The DOM tables in the back of the book were derived from the poorly researched information published by George Madis back in the early 1960s. Winchester actually manufactured/serialized a total of 164,801 Model 42 shotguns.
  • longspur riderlongspur rider Member Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • The JaegerThe Jaeger Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The receiver was manufactured between 01/24/61 and 03/06/61 according to Ned Schwing's book The Winchester Model 42
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