What kind of Lever Action rifle could this be?

I recently inherited a ton of rifles, and I can’t seem to figure out what kind of rifle this one is. All that it has engraved on the barrel is a very small pw and a serial number. The sn is 521698, but I doubt that will help. I know pw arms is a small rifle company, but I can’t seem to find a list of rifles they’ve made. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. sorry i dont have a picture. I think the rifle might be a 30.30 but again, I’m not sure. It only has one slot for new bullets and expelled shells. It looks fairly old.

I think we’re gonna need a picture to help you with this one. Or a lot more detailed description.

I’ve never heard of PW Arms before, but a quick search comes up with the following info for them:

Mailing Address:

8525 152nd Ave, NE
Redmond, WA

Contact E-Mail: pwarm223@aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 425-882-1161
Contact Fax Number: 425-882-0487

You could always give them a call or send them an E-mail and see if they can help you.

However, I think you’ll find your rifle is NOT a PW Arms gun… it’s a Winchester.

The reason I say this is that the “PW” symbol on the barrel- which looks like a P superimposed over a W- stands for “Winchester Proof”, and like the Nitro Proof marks found on British and European guns, basically says the gun didn’t blow up when they test-fired it as they left the factory. It’s stamped on the barrel of every Winchester rifle- certainly, every Winchester I’ve ever seen or owned.

Your best bet is to get in touch with Winchester (more accurately, the US Repeating Arms Company), and ask them if they can help you identify your rifle specifically.

They even have a website, which might help you out- it has lots of pictures and information on it, as well.

Hope that’s helpful, and I’m sorry I can’t give you more information… unless you’ve got a picture somewhere you can post!

You’re wrong about the loading gate. If Martini is correct, and I believe he is, that you have a Winchester, then it loads new cartridges through a gate on the side and ejects the empties out the top of the action. Some more description would really help narrow down which model you have.

What type of action does it have? Is it a lever action, bolt action, etc? You might want to try here to find some different info using serial numbers. For example only, I clicked on the Model 1892 Lever Action, and using your serial number found a gun that was made in 1909. Hopefully this helps you out.

So much for the theory of desireability of discriptive, useful thread titles.

Well…um…it could be a lever action bolt auto. They made those you know. :smack:

The caliber should be stamped on the barrel, probably on the left side of the barrel near the breach or on the top of the barrel.

FWIW, I have a Winchester Model 1892 (made in 1897) in .32-20 Win.