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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

I have a 1952 Winchester model 64 Deluxe Deerslayer that my father bought new. When he got older he had a side mounted scope put on. My question is, what does the addition of the side mount do to the value of the rifle. I would never sell it as I have a son and grandson to hand it down to and it is only on it's second box of .32 special shells. Just wanted to know if it was a mistake for him to have the scope mount added.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

As you noted, it's a family heirloom...the scope adds immensely to its useability but did eliminate any interest a collector might have....which concerns you not....

Your Deluxe is a beautiful treasure which I'm sure will be enjoyed by all who use it and is a great memento to a man who had excellent taste in fine rifles....

Your father did not make a mistake when he scoped it....
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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

What you said. Each firearm can be used as deemed necessary by its owner. While others may fuss about "alterations", that is their opinion about a firearm they do not own.

The owner's opinion is what counts.

Do I prefer old firearms in original condition? Yep. Do I get all upset about what the "previous" owner did to his or her firearm? Nope. It was theirs, not mine.

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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

Thanks for your replies. I got my first buck with it in 1964 without a scope, also forgot to take a rope so I took the Winchester back to my car, took off the strap and used it to drag the deer as I was alone. I never told my dad about using his sling to drag a deer, some things are better off left untold. My son never got to use it in his early years of hunting as my dad was still carrying it. I hope I'm still around to see my grandson use it when he's old enough.
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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

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I hope I'm still around to see my grandson use it when he's old enough.
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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

My buddy has a 94 with a side mount scope,I like it would leave it be....
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Re: Winchester Model 64 with side mount scope

I had my first Model 94 drilled and tapped for a Weaver side mount and Weaver K3 scope and it added about 75 yards to the useful range of the rifle for me.
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