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Lot 1639: Prototype Winchester Model 70 Rifle Serial Number EXP.1

Documented Prototype Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle Serial Number EXP.1

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1639: Prototype Winchester Model 70 Rifle Serial Number EXP.1

Documented Prototype Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle Serial Number EXP.1

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800
Price Realized:

Documented Prototype Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle Serial Number EXP.1

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 770
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 418
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured as a model shop prototype of a Model 70 for the Canadian and European markets. Features ramped blade front sight and folding adjustable rear sights. The barrel is marked "Cooey .30-06 SPRG." Receiver is simply marked "EXP.1" on the left side of the receiver. Winchester proofs on the chamber and receiver. Fitted in a nicely figured smooth walnut pistol grip stock without bottom metal and serrated buttplate. This rifle is pictured on Page 203 of "Guns of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum". The rifle was on display from 2013 to 2022 at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Stock is very fine with some light scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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