Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3: Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Rare and Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Rare and Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Manufacturer: None
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Type: Other
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Catalog Page: 9
Class: Other

This factory store display cabinet was manufactured circa early 1900s by Walrus Manufacturing Co. of Decatur, Il. for Winchester. (Brass manufactures plaque affixed underneath with this name, also number 6894 stenciled below this on interior side panel.) It is constructed of quarter sawed oak with full Depression glass panels and a cathedral top with glass panels. It stands approximately 73 inches in height on four legs and each side is 18 inches wide. The inside height is approximately 52 inches. There is a full length door (which is stamped "306" on the top). On the inside is a four sided rack which will hold 20 long guns. All four sides of the 5/8 inch thick rack are marked "WINCHESTER" in white and black bordered red letters with black lettered "PATENT APPLIED FOR" on a white background below. On the sides are shelf brackets to accommodate 6 shelves, (not included). The bottom of the case and the inner edge of the rack are lined with green felt. The original gold light metal makers seal is on the base of the cabinet. This style of cabinet is pictured on page 201 in the book "Winchester Rarities" by Kolowski.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The varnish is crazing and the glass is in perfect condition. The felt on the bottom has some minor stains and a few small holes. The decals are intact. Writer only knows of a few of these and feels it is one of the ultimate Winchester promotional items ever made and would make a fine addition to any Winchester collection!

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