Winchester Model 65

Winchester Model Variations


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Top Winchester Model 53, middle Winchester Model 55, lowerWinchester Model 65
Top Winchester Model 53, middle Winchester Model 55, lower Winchester Model 65

Q: I am familiar with Winchester Models 1892 and 1894, but what can you tell me about the Models 53, 55 and 65? I’ve seen them mentioned in articles several times, but without any description. What calibres were they made in?
Ralph Harrison

A: The Winchester Model 53 was a takeoff of the Model 1892 introduced in 1924 and dropped in 1932.It was a light rifle and came standard with a pistol grip, full length tubular magazine and shotgun butt. It was made in solid frame and takedown and chambered in .25-20, .32-20, and .44-40. Nickel steel made it stronger than the 1892. The Model 65 replaced the Model 55 in 1933 and was a revamped version of the Model 55 with pistol grip and checkered shotgun butt, made in solid frame only. It was chambered in .25-20 and .32-20 but the .218 Bee was added in 1939. It was discontinued in 1947. The Winchester Model 55 was a special version of the Model 1894 made from 1924 to 1932. It was primarily a takedown model and had a shotgun butt, a short magazine and lightweight barrel. It was chambered for the .25-35, .30-30 and .32 Special.


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