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*RARE WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 88 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 84. Cal. 308. Rare early rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl without sights, referred to as a varmint model. It has standard bbl markings with a 2 orig flat bottom magazines. Mounted in nicely figured American walnut with checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock and forestock have factory sling loops. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with various red Winchester & Western markings & its orig yellow, black & red end label which identifies this rifle as a Model “8812” and has the partial serial number visible. Inside the box has orig wax paper, cardboard spacers & wooden blocks. Only a few of these Model 88 rifles were built without sights with most of them being in caliber 243. Several knowledgeable dealers and collectors were consulted and none of them had ever seen a Model 88 varmint model in caliber 308. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue & crisp wood finish. Appears to be new & unfired. One magazine is near new with some light thinning on the baseplate with the other obviously a replacement and retains about 75% orig finish. Box shows water staining on the label end, otherwise is fine. End label is missing part of the top edge and is moderately faded with only the “4” of the serial number visible. 4-48472 JR237 (1,500-2,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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