They use these documents as a reference and the documents should be limited to that use.
Click the image below to download the PDF document containing the serial number date-range information on many Winchester firearms.
Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms.
These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms.
A few reasons cited are: There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them.
But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of.
There are a lot of '06s out there (both mine were), but far fewer .308s, .243s and magnum caliber GRIIs still around.You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file. THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER HISTORIC SERIAL NUMBER RECORDS.There are many “legends” about why the historic serial number records for Winchester rifles and shotguns are not complete or why they are not always verifiable.__________________ A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life.That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.I'm looking at a used BAR, serial # given me by seller is: 12515m7 That code doesn't seem to fit any of the codes listed by Browning.