posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 03:27 AM
The model 50 was a pre 1964 model. It was introduced in 1954. 1964 was the year the true Winchester firearms died. The ones produced after 1964
(company reorganization) were pretty much junk in comparison.
The adjustable poly choke you have on it is most likely aftermarket. They would have had the last couple inches of the barrel cut off, and threaded to
accept the adjustable choke.
Notes on an adjustable choke. Don’t fire slugs, or buckshot through them. Just fire lead bird shot. The larger projectiles will hurt the pedals of
the choke. If you want to fire prestated larger projectiles, set the choke to zero, or remove the choke. If the barrel has inside thread for fixed
chokes then install a thread protector (cylinder bore choke) on the end to stop the threads from getting damaged by the discharged projectile.
If your gun has and inside threaded barrel then you should be able to remove the poly choke and install a fixed choke on it.
Do not use 3 inch “magnum” shells in it unless you want to have parts of it imbedded into you. Strictly use 2 3/4 shells!!!!!!!
Do not use steel shot, unless you want to destroy the barrel.
Do not get 20 gauge shell mixed up with your 12 gauge shells. You could end up with a 20 gauge shell in the barrel with a 12 gauge behind it. The gun
will go boom, into a thousand pieces.
Beyond that, have fun.