Trying to identify what I've got

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by elcraig, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. elcraig

    elcraig New Member

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    I will be the first to admit that I know very little about guns. I have inherited one that probably was last used in the 1940's and am hoping that someone might be able to give me a bit more info on it (so that I can figure out a ballpark value) based upon this information found on the rifle:

    Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Model 89 22 short long and long rifle.
    Winchester New Haven, Connecticut. Patent Pending.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. Can you post some pictures for us? They help greatly.
     

  3. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    I don't know of any Winchester Model 89--Marlin made an 89 in .22, but not Winchester that I know of. However, they made a ton of after market .22s--most bolt action single shots for people like Sears, Wards, etc., so maybe it's one of those. Is it a bolt action without any magazine (single shot)?
     
  4. elcraig

    elcraig New Member

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    Thanks for your responses

    There is a magazine and we estimate that it holds about 6 shots. Appreciate your response.
     
  5. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    There was the 39 Cooey but it was a single shot.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Look REALLY close at that 8 in the "89" and make sure it isn't a 6. As in
    model 69. Taht would be a bolt action 22 with a 5 or 10 shot magazine.
     
  7. elcraig

    elcraig New Member

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    Second look

    Yes, it is model no. 69. Can anyone give me a general price range for this? I would say it is in good condition. We may have a buyer, but we don't want to be taken to the cleaners either.
     
  8. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    if i remember correctly neither the 69 or 69a had serial numbers but both were produced from appx 1935-early 60's
    condition 100% 425.00 98% 365.00 95% 300.00 90% 235.00 80% 150.00 70% 100.00 60% 85.00
    Add 40% for Target Model.
    Add 20% for grooved receiver (Model 69A only).
    Add 5% for chrome plated bolt handle and trigger guard.
     
  9. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    those are retail values in a good market from the current edition of the firearms bluebook
     
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  11. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Winchester 69 Bolt-action rifle
    Made from 1935-1937
    5 or 10-shot box mag
    Peep or open rear sight
    Rifle cocks on Closing Motion of the Bolt...may accidently fire at this time.

    Winchester 69A
    made from 1937-1963
    Action changed to cock by the Opening motion of the bolt.
    Models with grooved receivers command 20% higher prices.
    Three models during that period...
    Model 69A standard - open sights.
    Match model with Lyman 57EW reciever sight, add 25% to price
    Target model with Winchester Peep rear sight, swivels & sling, add 35% to price.
     
  12. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I get sad when I hear about inherited guns getting priced for sale. :(

    Take it to a gunsmith. They'll tall what you need to know.