Winchester 3979 Rescue

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Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by herbva » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:52 pm

I picked this 3979 up for peanuts a while back and since one entire scale was gone I decided to rehandle it with OD micarta as an EDC. The knife has great snap and is my favorite EDC (for now at least). I got inspired to try OD micarta from a thread a while back that had pictures of a beautiful Camillus 23 done in OD micarta. I still haven figured out how to get it as smooth and pretty as that one! I read that Winchester started producing knives after WW1 and stopped because of other demands when WW2 came along. So I assume the 4/7/08 patent stamp on the punch stands for 1908. Before and after pics:
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by Doc B » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:58 pm

Looks good!!! Bet it feels good in hand, too ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:20 pm

Good job!!
Great fit where the micarta meets the bolsters. Very nice work!

You got that old guy back up and going!

2 thumbs up!!
::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by glennbad » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:50 pm

Looks great from here!

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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:19 pm

Great job, looks excellent! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by doglegg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:19 pm

herbvam you made the old fellow pocket worthy again. Wonderful save. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by orvet » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:54 am

Looks like it would be a great EDC! ::tu::
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by Winchester M21 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:17 pm

Very nice!!

Your knife was most likely made between 1922-1932. The pat date is a Naponoch patent date for that particular punch blade and Winchester used them up after they purchased Naponoch. Someone with more knowledge can correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by herbva » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:01 pm

Thanks for the info! I am always curious about the age of my knives. Do you know if the Napanoch punch was made with a sharp point like mine has? I'm guessing that is modification.
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Re: Winchester 3979 Rescue

Post by Byrd » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Nice! I've been wanting to try micarta. You may have given me.The incentive to do so!
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