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    Winchester 270 pump in 22 LR?

    I've searched and searched, but I can't seem to find any information on my Winchester. My grandfather died and I inherited a Winchester pump .22 labeled Model 270. I've never seen one before, but it's in good condition. The gun seems a bit odd since it has a wood buttstock, but a plastic fore end. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? I don't really need another .22 pump. Is it worth anything if I want to sell it?

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    Offhand (I don't have any reference material handy), I recall the Winchester models 250 (lever-action), 270 (slide-action) and 290 (semiauto) were manufactured during the late-1960s. May have lasted into the 1970s (unsure of exact dates). I have a model 250 I received as a Christmas present in 1970 when I was a teen.

    The internals of the 250 were somewhat fragile, subject to wear that eventually results in malfunctions. My old 250 has been fired countless thousands of times, and has bagged a whole lotta small game, eliminated quite a few varmints (crows, rattlers, and so forth). Today, it occasionally misfires, but is still a tack-driver. I keep it handy for vermin removal, for nostalgic reasons.

    I doubt a 250, 270 or 290 would be worth more than $100, even in excellent condition.

    FYI, I think Winchester also marketed a "parallel" series; the models 150, 170 and 190. These were identical in function to the 250, 270 and 290, with a lower grade of wood furniture.

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    Made in 63 as a cheap starter gun, those that were shot a lot had a tendency for the barrel to come loose but if its in good shape it should be fine as a plinker. I don't know how long they were made.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated

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    I have a 250 and while it is the bastard child of Winchester it shoots very accurate and works flawlessly. There is a 270 at a local shop for $160 I have been thinking of picking up.

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