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 Post subject: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:11 pm 
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How can the date of manufacture be determined on the Winchester 1400?


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:38 pm 
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I don't think there is a break down by s/n for year of manufacture.
If you post pics some guys on here are good enough to get you in the general ballpark based on the checkering patterns.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:59 pm 
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Thanks. I think Ive sold the gun the man just wanted to kind of know about how old the gun is.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:37 am 
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It could be as old as 1964 or as new as 1994.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:59 pm 
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Well, that kind of narrowed it down to only the years that the 1400 was made.
I kind of would like to narrow it to a year if anyone knows how.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:21 pm 
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There is not a good list. It would be a little more helpful if we knew the serial number. Does the serial # have an "N" prefix(1968 and later) Is it a Model 1400 or a Model 1400 Mark II? A picture of the checkering pattern would be somewhat helpful.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Now we are getting somewhere.

SN "N962xxx" so it isi 1968 or later

The checkering on the forend has 3 points on the muzzle end and 5 points on the receiver end. I hope this will help to narrow it down some more.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Serial numbers started at 100000, so your gun is number 862XXX. In 1980 750,000 had been made. Just over 1,250,000 were made by the end of 1992, So your gun was made in about 1983/84.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:36 pm 
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Ole Cowboy wrote:
Serial numbers started at 100000, so your gun is number 862XXX. In 1980 750,000 had been made. Just over 1,250,000 were made by the end of 1992, So your gun was made in about 1983/84.


Ole Cowboy has it going. I knew someone would have a system to figure it out. That narrows it down close enough for me. It looks like Winchester would publish this information like this. That would not be hard to do and you could even get it down to almost a month or so plus or minus as to when the gun was actually made. Thanks again Ole Cowboy.


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:52 pm 
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I have a the same gun, serial 154***. What would be the closest date I could put on this?


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:30 pm 
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I have just gotten my grandfathers gun. It looks a lot newer than my savage/stephens model 620 but that could just be from a lack of use.

It's a Winchester Model 1400 12 ga. not a Mark II.

It has a serial number of "106812" with no N or S in front of it.

How old do we think this is 1964-1966?


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 Post subject: Re: WInchester 1400 date of manufacture
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:50 pm 
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I would also like to know the year of my Winchester model 1400 ranger 12ga. 28" vent rib barrel Serial number N1127xxx the checkering has 5 points on the rear forearm & 3 on the front forearm and 4 points on the front of the butt stock and 6 points checkering on the rear butt stock. Thanks a head of time for your help,

All the best Arless


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