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*RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1004828. Cal. 218 Bee. Deluxe rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & scarce bolt peep. Mounted with straight grain American walnut that has H-style checkered semi-beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. One of the most rare of all Winchester lever action rifles, the model 65 was produced only from 1933 to 1947 and only 5,704 rifles were manufactured in 3 calibers in both standard & deluxe versions, very few in deluxe configuration. These slim, trim, well balanced rifles, while popular were slow to sell during the great American Depression and fell completely out of favor post WWII with only those few rifles produced. Very few are found today with crisp, orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig finish with bright factory blue & brilliant factory varnish on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48460 JR230 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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