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Winchester Model 74 .22 made in 1942 (Dad`s rifle)--on piece stock

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These was Dad`s rifle when he was 13 years old. I used it when I was 13 years old, He gave it to me a few years ago. He is in a retirement home.

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The stock although 80 years old has a nice finish. It`s also a one-piece stock which I find interesting. The factory took a piece of walnut and carved it out. Can you imagine what that would cost today?

Also note that the ammo entered into a rail located inside the stocks.

BTW, the barrel is 23" long and shoots great on the target. American manufacturerIng in a bygone era.
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Looks awesome Vintage!! The stock looks great. Had to look it up. My book says approx. 406,574 made between 1939-1955. Said they had a pop out bolt assembly. Sure is nice to inherit a fine rifle from you dad. Thanks for sharing.
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Would not mind owning one myself! Real quality for sure. Milled/forged parts back then. Sure would cost a bundle if made same way today. Wonder what he price was for one made in the 40s? My book did not say unfortunately.
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