The Winchester Model 74 was an American semi-automatic tube magazine-fed sporting rifle produced from 1938 to 1955 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. One of Winchester's semi-automatic sporting rifles, the Model 74 was marketed as a lower-cost .22 caliber repeater.

History[edit | edit source]

The rifle was introduced in 1938 as a low-priced repeating sporting rifle alongside the Model 63 which had been sold for a number of years now.[1] The Model 74 enjoyed moderate success and was quite popular,[2] with some 406,574 produced by the time it was discontinued in 1955.[3] Some amount of Model 74s would be purchased by the British Auxiliary Units during World War II.[2][4] The weapon would be succeeded by the Winchester Model 141 in later years.

Design Details[edit | edit source]

The Model 74 is a blowback-operated tube-magazine fed rifle; the magazine can hold twenty .22 Short or fourteen .22 Long Rifle rounds.[1] The magazine is removable and fits through the stock.[3]

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

The Model 74 can use .22 Short or .22 Long Rifle rounds.[1]

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