I have a Winchester model 72 that was handed down to me by my Dad. He got it from My grandfather. I suspect it is somewhat old. I was wondering if someone knows when the Win. 72 was first made. I can tell you, this it is close to a heavy barrel. It probably has around 10 to 15 thousand rounds through it. Hell I put that many through it. I don't think my dad or grandfather shot it as much as I have. Does anyone here own one? Where did you get it if so? Do you still shoot it? BTW, I own two 10/22s and one Marlin 60. This old Win. model 72 is way more accurate than all three of them.