Winchester Model 75

Discussion in 'Rimfire & Smallbore' started by Dennis81082, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Dennis81082

    Dennis81082

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    My 14yo son was given a Winchester mdl 75 22lr.

    Don't know anything about it other than it's obviously a target rifle. It was originally purchased by my son's uncle on Dec 7, 1941. He had been out shooting his new rifle and learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor when he returned home.

    Hasn't been shot much and it will be used this weekend at a 4H fun weekend at the NRA's Whittington Center.

    Any info you'd like to pass along would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JeffG

    JeffG Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    Winchester model 75, often referred to as the common man's 52 (winchester model 52 being their all-out competition target rifle. The model 75 is a great introduction into accurate shooting for your son, and obviously a great introduction into history. Lucky Boy! Any lover of accurate 22's will join in congratulating him on such a generous gift.
     
  3. LESLEY

    LESLEY

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    181
    they aer good shooting guns. But like any 22 you have to find the right ammo. If for some reason it doest shoot as you want dont give up get different ammo. 75s will shoot better than some shooters can shoot. And with the history of yours its priceless
     
  4. sdneil

    sdneil Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    291
    Dennis--I have a 1939--75 t-- cool old rifle--remember back in the day there was no HI_VEL ammo--try std speed like SK STD PLUSS--CCI Target--good luck!!
     
  5. bheadboy

    bheadboy Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2,284
    My father gave me a 75 with redfild sights after i made the ROTC rifle team in 1947, high shcool. it was the most accurate rifle of the team, as most shot gi 22's . or the Rem target.

    it was as said the buget 52, and very fine.

    i later had the pleasure of owning a 75 sporter, --wow, what a squirl getter, unfortunately marriage, 3 childern etc, and i sold both.

    to this day sorry and have not seen either readily available. you are very fortunate.

    Bob

    a
     
  6. Rletts77

    Rletts77

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Barnes gun store in Lancaster Ohio has 2 of these, seen them there Friday. Peep sights on both.
     
  7. bheadboy

    bheadboy Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2,284
    Rletts 77

    i will be calling this week thanks

    Bob
     
  8. FryeGuy

    FryeGuy

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    369
    I have had (1), and know of a few others around. they are great shooting rifles. in fact, the one I had was crazy accurate with win super X ammo. It is crazy how accurate these rifles were considering how old they were. much better accuracy than most new guns. I was told the metal band up near forend was a tension band, that could be adjusted to fine tune the ammo. It was adjusted by the screw on side of stock. I never played with it, as I didn't need to. have fun!! they are super great guns.
     
  9. Dennis81082

    Dennis81082

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks to all for the replies.

    We attended a 4H fun day at the NRA's Whittington Center (an anual event) this past weekend. We took took the old model 75 to shoot for the first time and it didn't dissapoint. Never shot it on paper and it seemed to shoot several brands of ammo well. My son and several of his buddies used it to shoot out to 100 meters and it proved to be very accurate. It will always have a place of honor in our safe and will be used now and then for fun and for pest control.

    A couple of pics of my son and a friend shooting it for the first time. Thanks Uncle Charlie.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. JeffG

    JeffG Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    100 meters through peeps...ah, to be young again

    Well deserved smiles there!

    PS my M75 loves Lapua CenterX,,,a brick of that would fill a Christmas stocking nicely.
     
  11. JeffG

    JeffG Site $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    ...but you've got your son sitting on the wrong side of the gun...(Ha! I have a right-brained son too who loves to shoot my RH bolt guns.
     

Share This Page