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Lot 3: Two Cased Police Department Attributed Winchester Longarms

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Collector's Set of Two Law Enforcement Cased Police Department Attributed Winchester Longarms

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

A) Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1897
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5229
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1914 in solid frame configuration with a single brass bead sight, choked cylinder and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two-line address and patent date information in front of "12 GA." and "CYL." Mounted on an 18 groove ribbed round forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber buttplate. Includes a double gun case with purple velvet lining and 12 brass 12 gauge casings. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. Cased with "B".

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus bright original high polish blue finish with a few small patches of light pitting and handling marks. The stock is very fine with a few minor dings and scratches, and a crack coming off the trigger guard. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with storage and handling marks and high edge wear on the lining.



B) Winchester Model 07 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Extra Extended Magazines

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1907
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 351
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5229
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1957. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/proof steel, trade mark, model and caliber marking, and the top of the barrel and receiver at the breech are marked with the Winchester oval proof. The matching serial number is marked on the lower left rear of the receiver and on the bottom next to the trigger guard bow. The bottom of the magazine is marked "-.351 CAL-". Blade front and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate and sling swivels. Cased with "A". Includes two extra magazines. The consignor attributes this set to the Detroit Police Department No. 83. The Winchester Model 1897 riot shotgun and Model 07 rifle armed various police departments throughout the United States. In this lot, both shotgun and rifle are housed in the same case, which is similar in design to the famed Thompson submachine gun FBI model case, and like the Thompson FBI case, made for the perfect way to transport firepower when keeping up with the “Bonnies and Clydes” of the criminal underworld.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% plus original blue finish with some minor handling marks. Stock is fine with a hairline crack visible on the left side of the grip, some handling marks, and dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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