When was the Model 43 Winchester 22 Hornet made?
I have just recently acquired a model 43 in 22 hornet….with a serial number 15525 am I able to get a manufacture date and possibly a review on quality and aquracy….i have not yet had the chance to shoot it and would love to know what I can expect Your Model 43 rifle was manufactured in November of 1949.
Why did Winchester change the bolt on the Model 43 rifle?
Shortly after production began, Winchester changed the bolt design to a “swept” (bent) bolt handle, but it had nothing to do with the receiver being pre-drilled & tapped for mounting a scope. That is an urban myth that has been spread around for several decades (people use it to try explaining why a rifle that has been D after the fact).
What kind of ammo does a Model 43 Hornet use?
My Model 43 22 Hornet loves the Remington 45-gr HP factory load the best, and shoots 1/2-inch groups @100 yards with it. If I switch to Winchester 45-gr SP ammo, my group immediately opens to nearly 2-inches @100 yards.
When did the first Winchester rifle come out?
Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s
What’s the serial number on a Winchester Model 43?
FACTORY BLUE AND WOOD VARNISH. BORE AS NEW, BOLT MATCHING SERIAL NUMBER. NO MIDDLE SIGHT HAS …Click for more info Winchester model 43 with a 24 1/2 inch barrel chambered in 218 Bee with a bright & shiny bore. This gun is in excellent condition and is covered by Dury’s Lifetime Warranty.
Which is the best ammo for a 22 Hornet?
In general, the Model 43 is capable of very fine accuracy with the 22 Hornet cartridge, but they can be picky about the specific ammo to shoot in them for best accuracy. My Model 43 22 Hornet loves the Remington 45-gr HP factory load the best, and shoots 1/2-inch groups @100 yards with it.