Winchester model 03

6 years ago #1
Kenn
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Hello;
Have any idea of the value of a winchester model 03.
It has been reblued (nice job)
It is the 22 auto caliber.
Does anyone make ammo for this rifle?
Thanks in advance KEN

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6 years ago #2
2bit
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Kenn,

Sorry I did not catch this post earlier. The Winchester 1903 rifle is chambered for a slightly larger round than is the typical .22 cal rinfire. But I am not familiar with any manufacture of it. One may argue that would have a negative impact on the value. But sadly not near as much as the non original blue on the rifle. Most collectors will not touch it. If it were original and in a 80% condition it could be valued around $900. And almost twice that if it were a deluxe version with a checkered pistol grip stock.

The following link has some good information about this rifle. http://www.rifleman.org.uk/Winchester_Auto_and_Winder_%20rifles.htm

Here is a box of ammo for sale!! http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=9397080&oh=

And here is more of it!! http://www.ammo-one.com/22WIN-AUTO.html


Good luck.
Glad to help on a reare one.
2bit

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4 years ago #3
Gerry
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Keen
Enjoyed the post, But I have been researching price on this rifle,and its not considered a collector piece per say. I have a low serial #number unit 5 digit 3469x yet I been told by others with good background in Winchester that its value is low$125 and up. My 03 has all original patina with some pitting on the exterior of the barrel. this unit also has an inlay oval looks like pearl( but I am sure its not, and on the underside of the forward grip is an inlay crest( Looks like a sheild) in silver, and it looks factory installed. None of the other rifles I seen have this

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4 years ago #4
Bert H.
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Hello Gerry,

Definitely not factory work. Winchester did not install mother-of-pearl inlays or that shield looking piece.

Bert H.

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1 year ago #5
markjones
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Actually the 03 round was smaller with tbe casing being tapered. Last I checked you could still order these .22 "auto" ammo but was a bit pricy.

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1 year ago #6
Bert H.
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markjones wrote:
Actually the 03 round was smaller with tbe casing being tapered.


Your statement above is absolutely not true. The 22 Win Auto case is larger in diameter than the traditional 22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle cartridges. It is the same diameter as the 22 WRF and 22 WMR, but is much shorter in length, and it does not have any taper what-so-ever.
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