Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 470: Retailer Marked and Cased Winchester Model 1903 Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Retailer Marked and Cased Winchester Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Retailer Marked and Cased Winchester Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1903-rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 855
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 360
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1914. Dovetail blade, screw adjustable notch, and tang peep sights. Standard Winchester markings as well as "WILLIAM EVANS. 63. PALL MALL. LONDON." and British proofs on the barrel and 1950 dated Birmingham proof on the receiver. Includes a canvas and leather covered takedown case with William Evans trade label (detached but included), four boxes of vintage Winchester .22 Automatic ammunition (200 possible rounds), a bottle of "special cleaner", a brass funnel, leather strap, screwdriver, and cleaning rod.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 85% original faded blue finish on the barrel with handling marks and some spotting. The receiver retains traces of original blue in protected areas with the balance a mottled grey patina with pitting on the receiver and buttplate. Stock is very good with numerous scattered dings and scratches as well as about half the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. Case is also fine with storage and handling marks as well as some staining on the lid and interior.



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