Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:21 PM
As a kid, my Dad gave me a Winchester 320 as my very first rifle. 5-shot, mag fed, bolt action that strongly resembles an older Anschutz, and is incredibly accurate. I have put 10s of thousands of rounds through it, and had it refinished a couple of years ago by a very good gunsmith in the Prattville area. It looks and shoots as brand new again (I have always taken meticulous care of it, under the threat of Dad taking it away if I didn't when I was a kid).
The gunsmith told me that he thought the gun was made by Anschutz for Winchester, but in reading the 1-2 threads here on the 320/310 series, there seems to be some thought that it was a Kimber design (Model 82)? There is almost no info on the 320 that I've been able to find, so if anyone knows the actual history, one of my life's greatest quests can be completed
Also, I've gleaned from this forum that the Kimber 82 magazine will fit the Winchester 320? Anyone know for sure that they will?
Thanks in advance for any info you can share!
Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:40 PM
The Kimber line was discontinued. There are virtually NO parts for them available. Some parts are slowly being made as aftermarket, but magazines are not really available as I understand it.
The Kimber 82's are a prized addition to any collection.
The design is a good one, and the 82G's are showing up at all kinds of matches and doing well shooting well out of their price class.
There is more info, I am sure others will chime in with other info.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:16 AM
I have been looking for magazines for it forever (only have the original, which is still in excellent shape, but always wanted 1-2 extras for when the inevitable happens). The design of the Kimber 82 mag looks to be identical, if I can find some of them either.
And Dwight....I never got around to that 1906 the other night.....hopefully tonight.....but it will require at least one highball of Old Forester to complete, so I'll have to make a run for another bottle of my favorite "gun cleaning accessory" first
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:38 AM
Here is a search string for Gunbroker. They are not all that bad pricing from what I see here. I had always thought they were in the $100 range. Learning every day here!
The word from the Kimber 82 repeater shooters is that the magazines are interchangeable as are many of the other parts on the two rifles.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:01 AM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:17 PM
Works like a charm in the 320
Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:19 PM
Glad that thing works for you. I have seen a few of these 320's for sale recently, and they are really good looking shooters. I think if it is basically stock, it would work pretty well in the sporter class of the USBR matches. If so, practice up..... I will be at the NASA range for the Nationals unless something really bad happens with my trusty Browning 52 all polished up and ready for pictures!!
See if you can make it up to the match in May, I think the 5th. It is always a hoot and lots of great folks to shoot with and have a great day. I see you are not too far from Prattville. I worked a job there several years back at a power plant. That is some nice area down there!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:10 AM
Thanks for steering me toward the Kimber 82. I literally have been looking for mags for years (20 or more) because I knew I would eventually wear my old factory original out, and the thought of not being able to shoot it was one of my biggest fears in life. Now, no worries! You're my new best friend, but I'm pretty certain the squirrels are plotting a painfully slow demise for you now!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:20 PM
And Swiss, I got an email, but the conversation (PM) is gone? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reach me that way.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:47 PM
I think it worked....LOL
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