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Lot 3215: Winchester 02 Pistol 22

Extremely Rare Documented Winchester Prototype Model 02 Single Shot Bolt Action Pistol with Madis Authentication Letter

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Lot 3215: Winchester 02 Pistol 22

Extremely Rare Documented Winchester Prototype Model 02 Single Shot Bolt Action Pistol with Madis Authentication Letter

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Extremely Rare Documented Winchester Prototype Model 02 Single Shot Bolt Action Pistol with Madis Authentication Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 02
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22
Barrel: 12 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Catalog Page: 72
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is an example of an extremely rare Winchester prototype pistol by the factory utilizing a Model 02 barrel blank. According to the accompanying George Madis handwritten letter dated 9-29-91, this pistol was made shortly after the turn of the century when Winchester was intending to manufacture single shot pistols. The pattern closely follows the patterns Madis discusses in some of his various books on Winchesters. Features on this pistol of original manufacture are the markings, bolt, grip form and sights. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates followed by "MODEL 02 - 22 SHORT/LONG OR EXTRA LONG" and "WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK". Number "27" is underneath barrel and grip. The barrel attaches to the frame by a single screw located directly ahead of the trigger guard. The barrel is fitted with a folding globe front and single leaf folding rear sights. The frame of the pistol is a cast zinc and is fitted with a smooth walnut grips.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel has a mottled brown patina with some light spotting. The cast zinc frame has a smooth gray patina. The grips are also very good with a few minor dings and handling marks. This extremely rare documented pistol is a must have for any serious Winchester or prototype collector.



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