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* Number produced by caliber ** Produced in 1965 *** Total number of 88's produced # ---- Total produced by Caliber The total production of 473 Post 64 Rifles in 358 caliber that have Basket Weave Stocks were Shipped to Canada and were never shown in the Catalog.
1955 -- Model 88 was introduced by Winchester in 308 Caliber serial number 4 was the first gun produced .
1975-- Clean up of parts and receivers ran until serial number 284,971 the last serial number produced.
After WWI, all the firearms manufacturers began looking for a high powered bolt action rifle, borrowing ideas off what was learned from manufacturing military firearms.
The 308 was the longest running caliber with the last ones produced in 1973 .
1956-- Caliber's 243 Winchester and 358 were added to the Model 88 line. The 358 was produced through 1962 except the parts clean up in 1965 when 473 more 358's were produced .
1970--284 chambering discontinued at years end only 7,000 were produced making it the second rarest variations.
Serial number range 216,934 to 259,001 1972-- 284 rifles discontinued at years end.
There were 2,925 with cut checkering stocks and 32,400 with impressed wood stocks.Winchester chose the 1903 Springfield with a few from the Mauser model 98 as a basic design platform and in 1925 they introduced their Model 54 rifle.About the same time, Remington chose the 1917 Enfield as the basis for their Model 30.The serial range for the 284 is 139,600 to 151,693.The 284 Caliber was manufactured from 1963 to 1972.