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4172
$5,175.00

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 RIFLE IN 218 BEE.

SN 1004669. Cal. 218 BEE. 24″ rapid taper rnd bbl with hooded ramp front-sight. Button magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with plain pistol grip and checkered steel shotgun buttplate. Bbl shows a model and cal mark on left side at breech with Winchester address on right side at breech. WP proof stamped on top. Rear-sight mortise is filled with a blank. Receiver is marked “Winchester over trademark over Made in U.S.A.” on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower forward part of receiver. There is a “W” proof stamped in front of trigger. A WP proof is at front top of receiver. A rare adjustable bolt peep sight is also installed on bolt. Stocks have a plain pistol grip that is not capped. Forestock is of a semi-beavertail design. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl shows 90% blue finish that is drifting to a pleasing smooth plumb-brown patina. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% blue finish with sharp markings and a few slight scratch marks. Bolt has turned plumb-brown. Sight is very good. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain nearly all of varnish finish with very few small handling marks. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of blue and sharp checkering. Forend cap retains 95% blue finish. An opportunity to obtain a very rare Model 53′ Winchester which was a continuation of the Model 1892, of which a total of only 5,704 were manufactured between 1933 and 1947. 51079-4 TEP (3,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 4172

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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