Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3: Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

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This factory store display cabinet was manufactured by the Walrus Manufacturing Co. in the early 1900s to aid Winchester dealers in displaying their Winchester long guns. The typical Walrus Manufacturing Co. plaque is present on the floor plate. The cabinet door is numbered "777" on the top edge. It is constructed of hardwood, possibly walnut, with full length glass panels and a cathedral top with glass panels. It stands approximately 73 inches in height on four legs with brass sheathed feet, and each side is approximately 18 inches wide. The inside display height is approximately 45 inches. On the inside is a four sided rack that will hold 20 long guns. All four sides are 5/8 inch thick and are marked "WINCHESTER" in white and black bordered red letters with black lettered "PATENT APPLIED FOR" on a white background below. The bottom of the case and the inner edge of the rack is lined with green felt.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, with some scattered light handling/storage marks, moderate crazing/crackling of the original varnish, mildly faded labels and upper felt, and replaced floorplate felt. A must have for the proper display of a fine Winchester collection!

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