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WTS OR Pre 64' Winchester Model 88

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by elkhunt58, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    I am selling a very nice 1960 Winchester Model 88. The metal is nearly flawless, the wood has normal wear for a 55 year old rifle. It's chambered in .308, no rust, action is tight, bore is shiny, lands and grooves are sharp. I have photographed the only area of concern on the stock, some scratches on the left side by the magazine. Either the prior owner wore a super bowl ring while hunting, or it was in some sort of truck rack that consistently scratched that area? The stock has not been cut down, the butt plate/grip cap are factory, as are the sling swivels, it has one detachable magazine. This is a great example for collection or a wonderful light weight classic hunter. $749 I prefer email at elkhunt58@gmail.com Thanks for looking. EDIT: All the talk on this thread about bad trigger/firing pins producing "full auto lever actions" (I think I'd keep that one... or donate it to the Chuck Connor's museum) was well intended but misplaced. Model 88's have no such problems. Buy with confidence.
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  2. RetiredLEO

    RetiredLEO Southern Oregon Coast Active Member

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    Conversation started.
     
  3. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    RetiredLEO, thanks for the interest and trade offer. The 88 is still available.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've seen the same marks on other hunting rifles and it was the brass sling buckle that was the culprit.
    It's the type with the two brass fingered prongs that are generally covered by a piece of leather, but they tend to slip and make that mark.
    The model 88 is a great shooting rifle and it was one of those that bagged the whitetail world record back in 1992.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...NPkf688wH9i-88w&bvm=bv.90491159,d.cGU&cad=rja
     
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  5. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    That makes sense... but I think I will keep the Super Bowl ring theory alive and well. Provenance.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You can call Winchester and find out if this rifle has had the firing pin recall done to it.
    If it hasn't, then they will send you a $50.00 gift card and the new parts to upgrade it.
     
  7. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    The recall was on the model 100.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You're right, I was thinking both the model 100 & the 88 had the firing pin problem.
     
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  9. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Yes Sir, I had one of those full auto M100's once-- YEE haw!
     
  10. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    She is a beauty !
    I like the Super Bowl Ring story ;)
     
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  11. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And outsider looking in It's a shame that when people have info like this they can't send it to the seller in a PM rather then post it to his ad then we find out that the negative info is incorrect all this could have been done in private rather the ruin and otherwise great ad for a nice vintage rifle
     
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