Receiver manufactured in 1907. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable sporting notch rear sights, sixth style barrel marking with the "1911" patent date, early style magazine tube without reinforcing collar (1911 patent noted in barrel marking), Winchester "WP" proofs on top of barrel and receiver at the breech, and "22 LONG" on the upper left flat at the breech. Standard takedown receiver with checkered hammer and smooth trigger, two-line Winchester trademark on the upper tang, and matching serial numbers on the receiver and lower tang. Short, twelve groove slide handle and fancy figured, checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap, and blue steel crescent buttplate. The left side of the upper tang is marked "7689 X 642" and the end of the buttstock is marked with the matching "7689" assembly number and matching "642" in the upper tang inlet.
Very good. Strong traces of blue with the balance fading to a brown patina, areas of high point and edge wear, small dings and scratches throughout, and some rough spotting. The receiver is a mottled gray patina overall with small scratches and dings. The wood is also very good with numerous small dings and scratches overall, moderately worn checkering, period freshened varnish, and dark patina on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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