Manufactured in 1948. Single bead sight, standard barrel markings, Winchester WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, serrated trigger and hammer lock, smooth top receiver, and matching numbers on the receiver and trigger guard assembly. A similar "straight through" smoothbore rifle is pictured on page 48 of "Winchester Slide Action Rifles: Volume II" by Ned Schwing and Schwing notes that they may be rarer than the scarce Routledge bored rifles! 17 groove slide handle and smooth pistol grip stock with checkered blue steel buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Extremely fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with scattered spotting, light handling marks, slide retraction marks, and some marring of the metal at the back of the receiver. Wood is fine with scattered handling marks and a few minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.