Winchester M-43

     Notes: This is a ďjunior rifle,Ē a rifle meant for beginners and children as a first rifle.  It has a surprising amount of features for a junior rifle, such as a 24-inch barrel, vernier rear sight, sling swivels, and a well-shaped bolt handle, as well as a generous selection of chamberings.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-43

.218 Bee

3.2 kg

3

$688

M-43

.22 Hornet

3.22 kg

3

$699

M-43

.25-20 Winchester

3.39 kg

3

$812

M-43

.32-20 Winchester

2.87 kg

3

$443

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-43 (.218)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

76

M-43 (.22)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

78

M-43 (.25-20)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

76

M-43 (.32-20)

BA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

76

 

Winchester M-52

     Notes: This rifle began as a heavy target rifle designed for competition in the National Rifle Matches, which were popular after World War 1.  The original (M-52A) was a very large, heavy rifle, with a 28-inch barrel and curved box magazines.  Later, the magazine design was simplified, the cocking piece was lightened, and the barrel shortened to 24 inches; this produced the M-52B.  The top of the rifle had an iron sight, and was also drilled to accept a telescopic sight mount.  Variants of note include the M-52 Heavy Barrel Target Rifle, with a heavy 24-inch barrel and a special match-style stock, as well as provision for target optical sights and counterweights.  The M-52B Bull Gun had an extra-heavy barrel.  The M-52C Heavy Barrel was as the M-52 Heavy Barrel Target Rifle, but had a heavy 28-inch barrel; the M-52C Bull Barrel had an extra-heavy barrel. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-52A

.22 Long Rifle

4.44 kg

5, 10

$350

M-52B

.22 Long Rifle

3.29 kg

5, 10

$309

M-52 Heavy Barrel Target Rifle

.22 Long Rifle

4.99 kg

5, 10

$315

M-52B Bull Gun

.22 Long Rifle

5.9 kg

5, 10

$321

M-52C Heavy Barrel

.22 Long Rifle

4.99 kg

5, 10

$357

M-52C Bull Barrel

.22 Long Rifle

5.44 kg

5, 10

$364

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-52A

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

61

M-52B

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

53

M-52 Heavy Barrel Target Rifle

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

54

M-52B Bull Gun

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

55

M-52C Heavy Barrel

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

62

M-52C Bull Barrel

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

64

 

Winchester M-54

     Notes: This rifle was designed specifically to provide a weapon to fire Thomas Johnsonís then-new (1925) .270 Winchester round.  The M-54 was based on the Springfield M-1903, but has a smoother bolt stroke and bolt action.  The stocks were plain straight walnut, and the receiver was grooved for a telescopic sight.  Variants of note include the M-54 Carbine, with a 20-inch barrel; and the M-54 Sniperís Rifle, with a 26-inch extra-heavy barrel.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-54

.22 Hornet

2.62 kg

5 Internal

$699

M-54

.220 Swift

2.9 kg

5 Internal

$952

M-54

.250 Savage

3 kg

5 Internal

$1050

M-54

.257 Roberts

3.13 kg

5 Internal

$1181

M-54

.270 Winchester

3.4 kg

5 Internal

$1476

M-54

7mm Mauser

3.46 kg

5 Internal

$1386

M-54

7.65mm Mauser

3.59 kg

5 Internal

$1520

M-54

.30-06 Springfield

3.79 kg

5 Internal

$1728

M-54

.30-30 Winchester

3.55 kg

5 Internal

$1459

M-54

9x57mm Mauser

4.27 kg

5 Internal

$2512

M-54 Carbine

.22 Hornet

2.55 kg

5 Internal

$659

M-54 Carbine

.220 Swift

2.82 kg

5 Internal

$912

M-54 Carbine

.250 Savage

2.92 kg

5 Internal

$1009

M-54 Carbine

.257 Roberts

3.05 kg

5 Internal

$1140

M-54 Carbine

.270 Winchester

3.31 kg

5 Internal

$1435

M-54 Carbine

7mm Mauser

3.37 kg

5 Internal

$1345

M-54 Carbine

7.65mm Mauser

3.49 kg

5 Internal

$1480

M-54 Carbine

.30-06 Springfield

3.69 kg

5 Internal

$1687

M-54 Carbine

.30-30 Winchester

3.45 kg

5 Internal

$1419

M-54 Carbine

9x57mm Mauser

4.15 kg

5 Internal

$2390

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.22 Hornet

3.85 kg

5 Internal

$733

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.220 Swift

4.26 kg

5 Internal

$986

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.250 Savage

4.41 kg

5 Internal

$1083

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.257 Roberts

4.61 kg

5 Internal

$1214

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.270 Winchester

4.99 kg

5 Internal

$1510

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

7mm Mauser

5.09 kg

5 Internal

$1419

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

7.65mm Mauser

5.27 kg

5 Internal

$1554

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.30-06 Springfield

5.57 kg

5 Internal

$1762

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

.30-30 Winchester

5.21 kg

5 Internal

$1493

M-54 Sniperís Rifle

9x57mm Mauser

6.27 kg

5 Internal

$2612

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-54 (.22)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

78

M-54 (.220)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

64

M-54 (.250)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

84

M-54 (.257)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

73

M-54 (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

5

Nil

69

M-54 (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

80

M-54 (7.65mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

5

Nil

90

M-54 (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

78

M-54 (.30-30)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

5

Nil

90

M-54 (9x57mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

90

M-54 Carbine (.22)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

64

M-54 Carbine (.220)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

49

M-54 Carbine (.250)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

64

M-54 Carbine (.257)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

55

M-54 Carbine (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

52

M-54 Carbine (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

61

M-54 Carbine (7.65mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

69

M-54 Carbine (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

59

M-54 Carbine (.30-30)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-54 Carbine (9x57mm)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

M-54 Sniper (.22)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

89

M-54 Sniper (.220)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

77

M-54 Sniper (.250)

BA

4

2-Nil

8

4

Nil

96

M-54 Sniper (.257)

BA

4

2-Nil

8

4

Nil

88

M-54 Sniper (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

83

M-54 Sniper (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

96

M-54 Sniper (7.65mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

106

M-54 Sniper (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

94

M-54 Sniper (.30-30)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

105

M-54 Sniper (9x57mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

9

5

Nil

109

 

Winchester M-56

     Notes: This rifle, when introduced to the market in 1926, was supposed to provide a bridge of sorts between the simple Models 1902 and 1904 and the fancy Model 52.  Unfortunately, most customers went for one of the others and bypassed the M-56; in addition, the price of the M-56 was too high at that time to attract many buyers.  As a result, the M-56 was taken off the market in 1929.  A variant is the M-57 ďAccuracy Rifle;Ē this is basically a heavy-barreled M-56 with bases for a telescopic sight on the receiver.  Though it was considered to be too light to be a serious target rifle, it was much more successful than the M-56, and was built until 1936 (though the .22 Short version was dropped in 1929).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-56

.22 Short

2.11 kg

5, 10

$278

M-56

.22 Long Rifle

2.15 kg

5, 10

$289

M-57

.22 Short

2.27 kg

5, 10

$283

M-57

.22 Long Rifle

2.31 kg

5, 10

$295

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-56 (.22 Short)

BA

-2

Nil

5

1

Nil

40

M-56 (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

49

M-57 (.22 Short)

BA

-2

Nil

5

1

Nil

41

M-57 (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

50

 

Winchester M-69

     Notes: Winchester had a long history with its single-shot rimfire designs, but found that as time went on, these single-shot designs could not compete in a marketplace that was moving to magazine-fed rimfire rifles of various types.  Winchester therefore took an existing single-shot design, the Model 59, and made it into a box magazine-fed rifle.  The stock was also improved, with a pistol-grip stock with a tapered fore-end.  The result was a great success.

     Variants included the M-72, using a tubular magazine, and the M-75, a target rifle that was actually used to train basic trainees during World War 2 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship in addition to being sold as a civilian rifle.  The M-75 had a 28-inch barrel and was drilled and tapped for a scope.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-69

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

2.38 kg

5, 10

$319

M-72

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

2.59 kg

20 (.22 Short), 17 (.22 Long), 15 (.22 Long Rifle); Tubular

$320

M-75

.22 Long Rifle

3.86 kg

5, 10

$350

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-69/72 (.22 Short)

BA

-2

Nil

6

1

Nil

45

M-69/72 (.22 Long)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

50

M-69/72 (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

55

M-75

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

61