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    Wichita Action Question

    I have an interesting old benchrest rifle I inherited. It's in a canary yellow Lee Six stock and I believe the action is glued in. It's a Wichita with 3 lug bolt and left port but there seem to be no markings on it at all. I was hoping to find the serial number but didn't see it. I had a friend identify the make for me. He said it was the original 3 lug action. It's in nice shape although the barrel is marked "fire form 6PPC only", which I believe is so the previous owner wouldn't use up his competition barrel in fireforming brass, so he set back and rechambered an old and shot-out 6mm Coyote barrel into 6PPC.

    Any suggestions about where the serial number might be hidden? I've seen pictures of some other Wichita actions and they have a logo engraved on them, but it seems mine does not.

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    Look on the rear edge of the action. They are small, but should be there.

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    As Wayne said look on tang if not there its on bottom, which would mean ungluing. It will be a early one I would guess 500 or under due to no logo,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Shaw View Post
    Look on the rear edge of the action. They are small, but should be there.
    Well, you guys were right. On the tang. Tiny little numbers. 13x range.

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    Wichita

    I own the old Wichita Arms
    If you need any help contact me at
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    Is it a right bolt or left.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by traphouse View Post
    I own the old Wichita Arms
    If you need any help contact me at
    mcnally2@ckt.net
    Is it a right bolt or left.
    Tim
    Now THERE'S a service ya' don't get over on the Having A Beer Around't Thee Jollie K'empfire Forum eh RCE1?

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    He made a 1375 action, I believe, and he also made a action where you pull the bolt out every time you went to reload, every shot. It sounds like you have one of the 1375 actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traphouse View Post
    I own the old Wichita Arms
    If you need any help contact me at
    mcnally2@ckt.net
    Is it a right bolt or left.
    Tim

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    Right bolt, left port. So good to hear your response. I have a couple of the silhouette pistols as well, but haven't gotten around to photographing them.

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