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Dating a Winchester 1400

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapman69, May 27, 2012.

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  1. trapman69

    trapman69 Member

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    Is there a site I can date a Winchester model 1400 and also tell if it was a trap model? Thanks Tom Reichert
     
  2. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Staff Member Supporting Vendor

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    I can't resist: "I guess you could try Match.com."

    Honestly though, someone on here should have some of that info. I have a link to something that may help, and I'll see if I have any luck and, is so, post it here for you.

    Whiz
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad gun ...I still have my dads from the 70's that bas Sears name on it and a Polychoke type adjuster on the barrel
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    Whiz you and I think to much alike ... lol ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. MisterHappy

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    There were several incremantal changes - early guns had a factory rubber recoil pad, a Milled, as opposed to stamped bolt handle, and a fore-end that covered the leading endge of the reciever.

    The firt two went away, I'm guessing due to costs, and the wood was changed, likely due to durability- my kid wore out a couple of the old style!

    There were a lot of incremantsl internal changes, too. Back in the mid 80's I had the trigger group crack, and I called Winchester for help. Service rep groaned when I told him what I had..."there's been too many changes on that one...I have no clue!"

    Damn. then he transferred me to the shop floor. I spoke ot someone that was in a machine-filled area (from the background noise) and he agreed that guessing what was the right part was too tough - so he sent me a complete trigger group, free, saying, "Thanks for shooting winchester!"

    So....If it's parts, where in the production run may make a difference, but there's a lot of cross compatability.
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Whiz beat me to the punch too.

    HM
     
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