What was the purpose of the Winchester commemoratives?
Each Commemorative was issued as a reproduction of a historically famous gun model or to honor a historically significant person, group, event or institution relating to U.S. or Canadian history.
Is the Winchester Model 1866 a unfired model?
It is meant to resemble the original Winchester Model 1866 that it commemorates. This Winchester is unfired and would be flat-mint if not for just a tiny bit of rust at the front of the loading port on the right side of the receiver (close-up picture provided of this spot).
What does a Winchester Centennial Model 66 look like?
The Centennial ’66 Model 94 features a gold-finished receiver, forend cap, and buttplate, with a blued steel 20″ octagon barrel, saddle ring, bolt, floorplate, and lever. It is meant to resemble the original Winchester Model 1866 that it commemorates.
What’s the serial number on the Winchester Centennial musket?
Winchester ~ 94 NRA Centennial Musket ~ .30-30 Win. Winchester’s NRA Centennial Musket commemorative rifle in .30-30 Win. Celebrating 100 years of the National Rifle Association 1871-1971. For the NRA Centennial Set with consecutive serial numbers, see …Click for more info Oliver Winchester Commemorative.
Are there any commemorative Winchester Model 94 rifles?
Listed below are all of the “official” WINCHESTER® commemoratives issued; that is, those actually constructed by Winchester / USRA as commemoratives. They are grouped by United States issues and Canadian issues. Many “commemorative” Winchester Model 94 rifles and carbines have been made for various organizations by aftermarket suppliers.
When did the Winchester Centennial Model come out?
Beginning with the ’66 Centennial models in 1966, these rifles and carbines have been provided in standard production boxes, but covered with a full color printed sleeve depicting scenes of the persons / events the gun commemorates.
When did the Winchester Repeating Arms Company start?
Since 1964 the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (now the United States Repeating Arms Company) has produced special, limited edition Model 94 rifles and carbines to commemorate significant events, people, places or periods in United States or Canadian history.