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Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Lot 1329: Winchester - Lee Navy

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U.S. Navy Contract Winchester-Lee Model 1895 Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250
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Serial #Winchester - Lee Navy ManufacturerWinchester ModelLee Navy
TypeRifle Gauge6 Mm Catalog Page139
Barrel28 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured prior to the Spanish-American War as part of the first U.S. Navy contract, the Winchester-Lee was a go to arm for the Navy and Marine Corps during the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights with "-U.S.N.-/[anchor]/No4473/-N.C.T.-" on the receiver ring and the two line New Haven address/patent marks on the left side of the receiver. Smooth pistol grip stock with sling swivels and a smooth buttplate.

ConditionGood with traces of the original blue finish. Showing an aged brown patina overall, mild spotting and light handling marks. A pair of cracks are visible on the rear of the bolt. Stock is very good as reoiled with cracks and chips on the upper handguard and scattered scratches and pressure dents. Mechanically very good.
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