Lot #3590
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Lot 3591: Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in .22 Hornet

Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in Desirable .22 Hornet Attributed to Former Illinois Governor Otto Kerner

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3591: Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in .22 Hornet

Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in Desirable .22 Hornet Attributed to Former Illinois Governor Otto Kerner

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in Desirable .22 Hornet Attributed to Former Illinois Governor Otto Kerner

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 hornet
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 610
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 309
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1937. Ramped hooded beaded blade front sight, rear sight dovetail filled, standard barrel markings and Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, factory drilled and tapped clover leaf tang receiver, matching numbered bolt, and early safety. Checkered walnut pistol grip stock with sling swivels, and checkered steel buttplate. Includes an Anton Cermak Kerner letter stating this rifle previously belonged to his father, former Illinois governor, Otto Kerner who acquired it in 1938 or 1939.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% original blue finish on the receiver and barrel with limited handling marks and crisp stock checkering. The trigger guard assembly was refinished during the period. Mechanically excellent.



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