Lot 757: Winchester 59 Shotgun 14 Experimental
|Extremely Rare Winchester Experimental Model 59 Semi-Automatic 14 Gauge Shotgun|
|Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500|
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|Barrel||26 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Stock||walnut||Class||Modern Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This 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. Formerly from the Peter and Patty Murray collection.
|Condition||Excellent. The shotgun retains 99% original blue finish with a few overall minor dings and light handling marks on the barrel and wood and very crisp checkering. The action is excellent. A very nice, extremely rare experimental 14 gauge Winchester Model 59 shotgun.|
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