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Winchester - 59

Lot 1801
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Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000
Extremely Rare Winchester Experimental Model 59 14 Gauge Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Serial # ManufacturerWinchester Model59
TypeShotgun Gauge14 Catalog Page100
Barrel Length26 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is an excellent example of an extremely rare experimental 14 gauge Winchester Model 59 shotgun with only 4 or 5 of this actual model ever produced. These 14 gauge shotguns were made for John Olin to test the experimental aluminum 14 gauge shotgun shells being made at Winchester-Western's Alton, Ill. Plant. Olin owned Winchester-Western and, coincidentally, his Nilo Farms shooting preserve was also at Alton. There is a single brass bead sight and the barrel is equipped with a modified screw-in choke. All blue finish and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a black plastic checkered Winchester buttplate. This shotgun is formally from the Peter and Patty Murray collection and carries it's original collection tags.

ConditionExcellent. The shotgun retains 99% plus original blue finish with a few overall minor dings and light handling marks on the barrel and wood, with very crisp checkering. The action is excellent. A very nice, extremely rare experimental 14 gauge Winchester Model 59 shotgun.
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