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Winchester Serial Number.Ending In X....HELP...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dallas Ken, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Need some help on this one Gents, even Winchester had no answer. I have a model 94 30-30 Wiinchester that has a 7 digit serial number followed by an X. I talked to the Winchester help line and they said the date was 1964 which I had already determined but had no idea of what the X was for. The X is stamped in perfect order with the numbers.
    I read on a web site from an old-timer that it was used by Winchester to signify a duplicate serial number........??? Winchester said they didn't use that and would have re-stamped it. (which I doubt)
    ANY HELP OUT THERE??
    Thanks, Ken
     
  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I have heard that an x at the end of a serial number was used on duplicate serials as well. When did you talk to winchester ? They have changed hands a few times since 1964 and highly doubt they kept records going that far back. The most recent winchester owners may chuck a new receiver in the garbage but 50 years ago I don't think they would waste them.
     
  3. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just talked to them about an hour ago, after getting nowhere with the first call I called their other number....same answer there, guy said he had never heard of it but their historian would be in Wednesday and to call back. I was looking again on the net and found another reference to the X. It also stated that at times the stamping machine would malfunction and duplicate a SN, at that time an X would be added and even a double X in rare instances.
    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it, Ken
     
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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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