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Old 12-21-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Winchester Model 37 410ga questioin

I own several model 37's in 12, 16, 20 and 410ga. My question is with the 410. On the bottom of the receiver the name WINCHESTER is stamped but the red enamel is not there. It is quite old...I've been told it is a red letter with the enamel worn off. Did Winchester make any 410's with the stamping being plane and not painted red. Thanking you in advance
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_37

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Production changes included the folded sheet metal "pigtail" omission in the second year of production to a solid steel construction. The 410 gauge production started in the second year (1937). Early Winchester models referred to as "Red Letter" shotguns were stamped with the Winchester name and filled with red custom enamel paint until 1948. Unfortunately, M37's were manufactured without date stamps or serial numbers. There are no factory records for the yearly number of shotguns produced from 1936-1963 the entire production run.

Sources: The History of Winchester Firearms 1866-1992 By Thomas Henshaw
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a 6# 12 ga with no recoil pad. That's when men were men.
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As above, on a lot of these old guns the paint is long gone.

All you need, now, is to find a 28 gauge 37 to complete your collection, but good luck on that one.
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