Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 752: Engraved and Silver Inlaid Winchester Model 63 Rifle

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Ogawa Engraved and Silver Inlaid Winchester Model 63 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Documentation

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,250

Ogawa Engraved and Silver Inlaid Winchester Model 63 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Documentation

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 63
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 23 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 946
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear
Rating:

NB - EXCELLENT- near new condition 95% - 98%, used but little, no noticeable marring of wood or metal, bluing near perfect (some wear at muzzle or sharp edges can be expected).

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured in 1957, and subsequently engraved in Japan at the Santen Gun Shop as stated in the included notarized affidavit. The receipt (copy) states the engraving and silver inlays were performed by an engraver named "OGAWA". The document states the rifle was engraved in "1952" but this is likely an error. The barrel features an 8 inch section of fine, leafy scroll engraving. The receiver is fully engraved with matching leafy scroll, punch dot backgrounds, and small game scenes of a rabbit on the right and a pair of squirrels on the left. The animals are engraved in the Japanese style and each is rendered in semi-relief silver inlay. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with fancy floral scroll carving on the right side.

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