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   LOT 469
Unique Prototype Winchester Single Shot Bolt Action Pistol Serial Number 3 - Serial no. 3, 22 S L cal., 8 inch round bbl., blue/silver finish, walnut grips. Developed by Winchester exploring the idea of producing single shot pistols based on the action of the Model 1900/1902 rifles. George Madis believed that less than 100 of these prototypes were produced. There may have actually been a small number commercially produced and sold through dealers in Australia and New Zealand. A design drawing of a similar example is pictured in “The Winchester Book” on page 574, and a similar example is pictured on 573. This example illustrates clearly that many parts from Model 1900 and 1902 rifles were used in producing these prototypes as the barrel is marked with the standard barrel address and model nomenclature seen on the Model 1900 rifle. The beginning of the address is partially obscured by the front sight but “MODEL 1900” is almost perfectly centered on the pistol length barrel. Serial number 3 and a triangular proof are visible on the bottom rear of the receiver. The grip is smooth walnut with a darker piece of accent wood running down the spine. This pistol also has a silver plated frame, inferring this specific example may have been finished by the factory and presented to someone of importance. CONDITION: Very fine as a Winchester factory prototype, retains 75% plus of the original blue finish, the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, and a few scattered small patches of light oxidation, while the frame retains 90% of the attractively aged silver plating. The grip is also very fine with some light handling marks scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 470
Retailer Marked and Cased Winchester Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories - Serial no. 94081, 22 LR cal., 20 inch round
bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1914. Dovetail blade, screw adjustable notch, and tang peep sights. Standard Winchester markings as well
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.
CONDITION: 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.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 471 Winchester Model 56 Bolt Action Rifle in .22 Short with Rare Stainless Steel Barrel - Serial no. 23530, 22 short cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/black finish, walnut stock. Manufactured 1926-1929 as one of approximately 1,000 chambered in .22 short. Featuring blade front, folding rear, and Lyman peep receiver sights. The rare stainless steel barrel marked for .22 Short chambering. Fitted in a walnut pistol grip stock with front barrel band. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 60% original black finish on the barrel with most of the wear concentrated around the patent markings. The receiver retains 95% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Stock is also very fine with scattered dings and scratches as well as nearly all the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 472
Excellent Pre-World War II Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle - Serial no. 15987, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1938. Ramped, hooded bead blade front sight, filler block in the rear dovetail, barrel marked “.30 Gov’t. 06”, Winchester “WP” proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, factory drilled and tapped holes on the cloverleaf tang receiver with filler screws in place, early style safety, matching numbered bolt, and Lyman rear peep sight. Mounted in a checkered walnut pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% plus original blue finish with a few spots of very minor freckling on the trigger guard and minor handling evidence. The stock is very fine with a few scattered dings and scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 473 Winchester Model 61 Magnum Slide Action Rifle - Serial no. 335184, 22 Winchester magnum RF cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Model 61 was developed by Winchester in an attempt to keep pace with its competitors hammerless .22 rifles. Model 61s were produced from 1932 to 1963, this
variation (Magnum) was only produced from 1960 to 1963 with this example manufactured in 1962. It features a dovetail beaded blade front
sight, elevation adjustable rear sight, the top of the receiver is grooved for scope mounting, tubular magazine, correct “A” marks visible below serial number, 17 groove flat
bottom slide and pistol grip stock with a black plastic buttplate with “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO” in a circle.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and some light wear
at the muzzle. Wood is very fine with scattered scratches as well as a hairline stress crack visible at the receiver. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500

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