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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE PRE-WAR LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19116. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & a bolt peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels & a leather sling. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp, orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear, some slight freckling discoloration on the belly of the receiver with dull flaking on the forend cap and lever. Wood is sound showing slight dulling on the forearm otherwise retains virtually all of it’s crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Sling is fine. 4-48714 JR155 (3,500-5,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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