Gun has been re-blued and has very light pitting, but looks very nice. Shotgun is in excellent original condition with only two imperfections, small scratch on ... Click for more info This is a used but very clean Winchester Model 25 pump action shotgun chambered in 12 gauge.
We also have seen guns that had broken top levers that were retrofitted with later top lever springs, or even retrofitted with complete coil springs.313,188 & above 12ga Venture Grade 392,868 & above 12ga Field Grade 556,093 & above 12ga Superior Grade 330,741 & above 20ga Venture Grade 361,093 & above 20ga Field Grade 522,322 & above 20ga Superior Grade 350,026 & above 12ga Single Barrel Trap 300 We have also found a Miroku 410 Skeet O/U with an importers name of Aero Distributors Corp, Seattle Wash - Imported stamped on the lower barrel under the forearm after the gun was blued.These revolvers were the Walch .31 caliber style with superposed loads, made from 1860 to 1861.Records in the writer's possession show that two years production was recorded in 1890-1891, 1894-1895, 1912-1913.In 18, the New Haven Arms Company repeaters were in production.
About 3,200 were made, but many of these remained on hand for almost 100 years until they were sold to employees for as little as one dollar in Winchester's surplus store.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.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.To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information (e.g. barrels 28“choked Mod/ Full and the .410 barrels, 28“ choked IC/Mod.