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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
magazine 88 detachable box 8 round barrel 64 barrel 187
Names
firearm 4093
Date:
1949-1957
Dimensions:
L: 42.5 in, Barrel length: 23.75 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
Authorization for the development of a new bolt action repeating rifle with a detachable box magazine was given on May 31, 1944. This model was to be developed as a sort of a Junior Winchester Model 70, to handle the 218 Bee, 22 Hornet, 25-20 Winchester, and 32-20 Winchester cartridges. Factory records show the first delivery of M/43 rifles to warehouse stock on February 4, 1949. The Model 43 was the first postwar development in Winchester center fire rifles. It embodied the well-proven principles of the famous smooth, fast Winchester bolt action that adapted it to that highly popular sport known as pest and small game shooting. Discontinued in 1957, about 62,617 were made (Watrous: 1966).
Remarks:
2/24/03: Note from previous entries-"Needs inscription and condition."
Model:
Model 43
Caliber/Gauge:
.32-20 caliber
Serial Number:
2531
Accession Number:
1988.8.331

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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