These scarce rifles were manufactured with the same action as the Winchester-Lee Straight Pull Rifle adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1895 and are chambered for the .236 U.S.N. cartridge. This rifle is 1 of only approximately 1,700 sporting rifles manufactured by Winchester. The included factory letter confirms sporting rifle configuration, 6 mm caliber, fancy checkered stock, shotgun butt, and that it was received in and shipped out to order number 32215 on July 20, 1899. The left side of the receiver has the two line address/patent dates marking, and the serial number is on top of the front receiver ring. The left side of the barrel is marked with the nickel steel/smokeless powder marking, and the top of the barrel at the breech is marked ".236 U.S.N." Pinned blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and one-piece deluxe highly figured multi-point checkered walnut stock with forearm grasping grooves, hard rubber Winchester grip cap and hard rubber Winchester shotgun buttplate.
Fine. The rifle retains 95% original blue finish with some muzzle and high point wear, thinning on the top of the receiver and bolt handle, and a very small amount of scattered light spotting. The stock is fine with some minor age cracking on the left side and overall some minor dents and dings. The checkering is very crisp. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically needs work as the bolt will exit the receiver when retracted.
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