In an attempt to raise operating capital the New Haven Arms Company and Oliver F.Winchester contracted to produce 3,000 revolvers for Cyrus Manville.These revolvers were the Walch .31 caliber style with superposed loads, made from 1860 to 1861.
A large number of serial numbers were skipped after number 115,170. Winder muskets, made in 19, were given the designation "Model 87", but serials were in the single shot range.
Actual production of guns reached serial number 752,044.
After 1932 serial numbers were chosen at random; many numbers were skipped and the highest serial number recorded is 849,100.
I have owned since 1960 a model 94 Winchester 30-30 saddle ring carbine, with serial number 79128, the serial number is hand stamped (see photo). Michael By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
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