Thanks JBelk, it was my Grandfathers rifle, we found it in the rafters of the hay shed wrapped in hessian cloth and greased on the outside, unfortunately the bore is very badly rusted and has obstructions through it.MM-- If it's a .348 it is a Model 71 (thick-wall, deluxe M'86) and the action is worth nearly a grand. Rust makes little difference.
Very great find! The M71 and .348 are rather odd birds, both. The only rifle ever chambered in .348 was the M71 Win (a beefed up M1886) and the only cartridge that the M71 was ever chambered in was the .348 Win. So an interesting and rather unique pair.Thanks JBelk, it was my Grandfathers rifle, we found it in the rafters of the hay shed wrapped in hessian cloth and greased on the outside, unfortunately the bore is very badly rusted and has obstructions through it.
Where would I find what Model the rifle is? We have never found any markings other than it's a Winchester on the barrel and the chambering in 348Win.
Yes it is the 1910 Winchester self loader.Is that a Win 401 self loading, if so where do you get your ammo?
Great rifles. Saved one from rust for a friend years ago for an article. Now it's mine. Only part of the finish I didn't save was the butt plate. Horse urine did the bluing in where it sat against a stall wall.I am third generation owner of a Winchester model 54 carbine in 30-06. Rifle was restocked decades ago following a horse rubbing it against a tree. The stock was from the now defunct Fajan company in Missouri and it looks better for its age than my wife.