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Lot 3440: Two Winchester Bolt Action Rifles

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Winchester Bolt Action Rifles

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

A) Winchester Model 68 Single Shot Rifle with Scarce Peep Sight

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 68-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 S L LR
Barrel: 27 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 227
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 241
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Hooded, ramped blade front sight, Model 68 adjustable rear peep sight, standard markings, and Winchester "WP" proofs on the bolt and receiver. Plain pistol grip stock with finger groove forend and hard rubber buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with a few scattered dark spots and minor handling evidence. The stock is very good with a few light dings and scratches and high edge wear. Mechanically excellent.



B) Winchester Model 57 Rifle in Rare .22 Short

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 57-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 227
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 241
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Introduced in 1927 and discontinued shortly thereafter due to the Great Depression. Blade front sight along with both a folding notch and receiver mounted Lyman peep rear sights, standard markings, desirable and rare "22 SHORT" marking ahead of the folding rear sight, and Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver. Nicely figured pistol grip stock with sling swivels and checkered steel buttplate. A single shot "sled" is installed in lieu of a magazine. Provenance: The Peter and Patty Murray Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 75% plus original blue finish with areas turning an attractive brown color, scattered minor spotting, some spots of varnish wear on the stock, and light handling evidence. Mechanically excellent.



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