Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 33: Winchester 53 Rifle 25-20 WCF

Auction Date: May 2, 2014

Scarce Winchester Model 53 Takedown Lever Action Sporting Rifle with Ammunition

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Scarce Winchester Model 53 Takedown Lever Action Sporting Rifle with Ammunition

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 53
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-20 WCF
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 931
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 21
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1927, and features a blade front sight with brass bead and adjustable sporting rear sight and half magazine. The barrel is marked with the two line address on the right rear, model, trademark, "NICKEL STEEL" and "25-20 W.C.F." legend on the left side and standard three line trade mark marking on the upper tang, the Winchester oval proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech and the serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with serrated shotgun buttplate. Comes with four 50 count boxes of Remington 25-20 WCF ammunition.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 90% original blue finish with some thinning and minor spotting. The bolt retains 99% original blue finish. The receiver retains 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown and gray patina on the exposed metal and some minor spotting on the under side. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.



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