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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1004234. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, semi-beavertail forearm & 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. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with multi-colored top label which contains a picture of the rifle along with model number & other information. It has an end label which also identifies this rifle by caliber & serial number. Label has a handwritten price of $35.00. 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. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus glossy, orig blue on all the metal and retains about all of its bright, orig finish on stock and forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Box is very good with label showing light soil and some light chips on the edges, missing the lower left corner & has 1 small spot of tape. Two corners of the lid are broken with scotch tape applied. End label is completely intact and legible with light soil. 4-49230 JR236 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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