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I just ran across a Winchester Cowboy Commemorative 30-30.

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Hi, I just ran across a Winchester Cowboy Commemorative 30-30. It has no medallion on the stock. It has a saddle ring and the wood has fancy knurling on it. On the brass receiver their is engraved all the western states. The rifle says made in New Haven, Ct. Rifle clearly says cowboy commemorative on it. I can not find anything like it on the web. serial number is ***** 148.

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Is this rifle authentic and roughly how many were made and what year?

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The serial number starts with CBHF?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I thought the 4 letters in the serial number was strange.

Well, 3 or 4 letter serial number prefixes are not all that unusual...

I think the issue here is that your gun is not a Winchester Factory Commemorative....its what is known as a "non-factory special. Here's what the Blue Book of Gun Values tells us about those....

"There have literally been hundreds of non-factory special and limited editions which, although mostly made by Winchester (some were subcontracted), were not marketed or retailed by Winchester. These guns are NOT considered Winchester factory commemoratives in this publication, and for the most part, do not have the desirability factor that the factory commemoratives have."

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So, a 1970 Winchester factory commemorative Cowboy Commemorative would have a serial number like CB1234...now, lets say that a company called "Harris Firearms" called up Winchester and ordered a special order of guns like that one. Winchester might serialize it as CBHF1234.

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Does that make sense?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you Jim for your time.

My pleasure!

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