Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 477: Tommy Kaye Signed Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Engraved, Gold Inlaid, Tommy Kaye Signed Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Engraved, Gold Inlaid, Tommy Kaye Signed Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 270 Win
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/gold/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 571
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

Manufactured in 1953 and subsequently embellished by Master Engraver Tommy Kaye. The G. R. Douglas barrel features a single gold band at the muzzle, floral scrollwork near the breech, and two gold bands at the breech. The coin finished receiver show attractive scrollwork and the bottom metal and floorplate display floral scroll surrounding a scene of a bugling elk on the floorplate and a gold inlaid "M" on the trigger guard. The underside is signed "KAYE". Highly figured, fleur-de-lis checkered stock with contrasting forend tip, coin finished and engraved grip cap showing a solitary ram, cheek piece, and coin finished checkered buttplate. Includes a Redfield Frontier 4x scope.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as embellished by Master Engraver Tommy Kaye, retaining 99% blue, gold, and coin finishes with minor handling evidence. The wood is also excellent with a few tiny marks and sharp checkering. The scope optics are clear. Mechanically excellent.



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