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Revised: 10/11/2013 

Receiver sight holes may not be factory.

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10381. Cal. 32 W.S. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd lightweight bbl, half magazine, takedown with pedestal mounted gold bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. Left side receiver is factory drilled and tapped for receiver sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. The model 55 went into production in 1926 and was originally available in only cal. 30-30. However, in 1927 cal. 25-35 & 32 special were offered. Initially the model 55 was serial numbered in its own special range, but later was numbered concurrently in the 1894 serial range. In 1935 the model 55 was discontinued after only about 20,500 had been produced. These rifles were sold predominantly to hunters in the American north woods where their lightweight and quick pointing were an asset. They usually saw years of hard service and although they are occasionally found with strong orig finish, they are extremely rare with extreme high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall the metal retains virtually all of its crisp, orig blue with a couple of flake spots on the forearm cap and a faint sharp edge line on the bottom of the receiver. Lever, hammer and buttplate retain about all of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so very little. A scarce rifle in extreme high condition. 4-48437 JR212 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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