Winchester Model 37 and 37A barrel steel questions.

arakboss

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I recently purchased a Winchester Model 37A 410ga shotgun from a member here. I read that the Model 37 barrel was forged steel and had the words Steel-Built on barrel. The 37A that I purchased has the words Winchester Proof Steel on the barrel. Does anybody know if the Model 37A barrel is forged steel?

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Andy54Hawken

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My model 37 ( 1950's era ) states : STEELBUILT
This stamping is referring to the receiver being made of steel instead of iron , like many other early models of single shot shotguns.

I would think that your 37A being of a later production , would have a forged steel barrel.
Andy
 
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arakboss

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My model 37 ( 1950's era ) states : STEELBUILT
This stamping is referring to the receiver being made of steel instead of iron , like many other early models of single shot shotguns.

I would think that your 37A being of a later production , would have a forged steel barrel.
Andy
Thanks for that info. Wiki claims that maximum pressure for 410 shells is 18,130 psi. What would the Winchester 410 barrels be proofed at?
 
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Thanks for that info. Wiki claims that maximum pressure for 410 shells is 18,130 psi. What would the Winchester 410 barrels be proofed at?
You are very welcome.

I have no idea what the barrels are proofed at ....and I also would have no worries whatsoever shooting any 410 shell out of a Winchester 37A ( assuming its in good working order ).
They are a post -64 gun...so while the "looks" may not be as nice as a Model 37...it will be fine to hunt and shoot with.
Andy
 

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