Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Winchester Model 47

Winchester Model 47 Target
The Winchester Model 47 is a single-shot bolt action .22 rimfire for the .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle cartridges.  Shown at left is the target version but most of the 40,000 some rifles produced between 1949 and 1954 had the standard open rear sight like mine (shown at the bottom of this article).  The gun is pretty neat in that the safety is automatically set every time you work the bolt.  I like it a lot despite the noticeably stiff trigger.

PS - I've been shooting this gun a lot with Aguila Colibri ammo. Nothing but a little click as the firing pin falls and another "ting" when the little 20 gr. bullet hits the steel backstop. It gave me a pretty good group!




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