Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Other Collectible & Rare Winchester Rifles
THIRD MODEL HOTCHKISS MUSKET
Item # W730
Cal 45-70. Original 28" full round bbl with correct cleaning rod. Full length musket style stocks. Original sling swivels. 83,XXX serial range and has the turn down style bolt. Excellent bore. Original sights. Wood is VG+ with a small crack coming from the upper frame alongside the upper tang. The rest of the stocks are near excellent with only a few handling marks. Bbl retains 90% bright blue. Receiver retains 75% color on one side and 50% color on the other starting to turn dark. Nice clean original little gun.
Antique $ 2,875.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 RIOT
Item # W657
Modern $ 775.
WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKE DOWN
Item # W559
32 WS. Brown/grey coloration on the receiver. Bbl has good coverage of thinning blue. A Marbles rear sight installed. Nice action. VG bore. Buttstock has several small achievement marks by the upper tang. Some small letters stamped in by the lower tang. Either an operation ID number or a social security number. It is hard to see and does not detract from the gun. Bumps, scratches and scrapes. But a good solid stock. Forearm is also in VG condition with no cracks or losses. Not a lot of 55's around. Decent old gun
Modern $ 1,075.
WINCHESTER MODEL 53
Item # W558
25-20 cal. The model 53 is a very popular gun. We have a hard time keeping them on the shelf. This one has most blue remaining. Thinning in some spots. Unfortunately someone has stamped in the letters "W S" on the left hand side of the receiver. Scratched in the letters "E H" on right hand side of the receiver. Other than that she is a fine looking gun. Wood, metal, action and bore are all in fine condition.
Modern $ 1,875.
WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W645
Cal 33 WCF. 34" half oct #3 weight bbl. Excellent bore. Original front sight. No rear bbl seat. Original Marbles tang sight. Original wood retains most varnish with just a few minor handling mars. Overall metal is excellent having been refinished quite some time ago and retains nearly all that finish. Nice clean sharp gun. It is in the non letterable serial range. Appears to be all original but hard to tell with the re blue. There is a matching number underneath the upper tang on the wood and also underneath the forearm on the bottom of the bbl. 110XXX serial range.
Antique $ 4,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE
Item # W586
Round bbl. 32 cal. Standard configuration with full length mag tube and crescent butt. This 264,XXX serial range gun is beautiful. Most lustrous blue remains on receiver. Bbl also has most blue which is starting to turn. Buttstock is in nice condition. Does have a slight crack coming off the toe. Forearm is also in nice condition with no cracks. Ample case colors remaining on hammer and lever. Good looking rifle!
Antique $ 4,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 37 20 GAUGE
Item # W595
Modern $ 475 sale pending.
WINCHESTER MODEL 100 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE
Item # W592
Cal 308. Nearly all finish remains on the metal. A few light scuff marks. Wood also has some original finish. There is a area with a hazed look to the finish but does not detract from the gun. Excellent bore. Original Winchester clip comes with the gun as does a period Bucheimer sling.
Modern $ 675.
WINCHESTER MODEL 63 22 CALIBER AUTOMATIC RIFLE
Item # W721
Original sights. Excellent bore. Wood has a very minor crack towards the receiver but sound and solid with a light coat of varnish added. Overall metal is a light gunmetal grey patina with good markings. Good serviceable model 63 for not a lot of money. .
Modern $ 455 sale pending.
WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W706
Cal 30-30. Very scarce 24" rapid taper stainless steel bbl. Original wood is generally VG with the typical fluted comb and serrated shotgun style steel buttplate retaining 80-85% original varnish. Receiver retains 10-15% bright blue with the balance having flaked off. The stainless steel bbl has bright finish in the protected areas and towards the end of the bbl. The balance has turned a dull silver color. Clean sharp gun with lots of eye appeal.
Modern $ 1,895.
WINCHESTER MODEL 64 PRE-WAR CARBINE
Item # W716
20" bbl. Correct ramp front sight with the hood. Correct Winchester buckhorn rear sight. Bbl and mag retain about 98% clean blue with a fine bore. Receiver has a minor amount of flaking but still retains 85-90% bright shiny blue. VG+ original wood with correct shotgun style buttplate. Scarce carbine!
Modern $ 1,795.
WINCHESTER MODEL 53
Item # W717
Cal 32 WCF. Good looking rifle with 90%+ blue on bbl. Receiver has toned out to a pleasing light plum. Wood is in good condition. Nice fitting. Lightly sanded with a coat of oil added years ago. Bore is exceptional. This would be a good usable gun you could really have some fun with.
Modern $ 1,475.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 71
Item # W708
Cal 348. Fine bore. Original sights include the correct hooded front sight and the Lyman 56 series receiver mounted rear sight. Correct bases for the quick detachable sling swivels. Sharp checkering. Wood is in fine plus condition with most original lacquer. Bbl and receiver are also excellent+ with about 80-90% bright shiny original blue. All original.
Modern $ 2,675.
WINCHESTER MODEL 12 26” SKEET GUN
Item # W671
This gun has been upgraded with carved stocks done in the traditional Winchester pattern with a beaver tail forearm. Buttstock measures 14-1/2" to the end of a red Winchester recoil pad. The 26" skeet marked bbl has full length solid rib. Engraved on the receiver is a couple of Labs with a duck on one side and couple more ducks on the other. Engraving is done nicely but I believe it is an upgrade. Still a very attractive gun.
Modern $ 2,975.
VERY FINE BEAUTIFULLY DONE WINCHESTER ENGRAVED PIGEON MARKED SKEET GUN
Item # W674
20 ga. Beautifully engraved. Fancy deluxe burl wood in excellent plus condition with sharp checkering and beaver tail forearm. LOP 13-3/4". Full solid rib. Excellent bore. Mechanics are excellent as are all markings. I believe this is the #5 pattern of engraving featuring a couple of Setters on one side and four ducks on the other. Located inside the engraving panel is "N K" which stands for Nick Kusmit. Overall gun is excellent inside and out.
Modern $ 5,750.
WINCHESTER MODEL 74 IN 22 CALIBER AUTOMATIC RIFLE
Item # W665
Wood shows some scuffs and dings but no splits or cracks. A considerable amount of varnish remains. Metal has an area of minor pitting on the bbl with loss of blue. Remainder has about 90% blue. Original sights. Fine bore. Should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 225.
MODEL 52 WINCHESTER SPORTER
Item # W664
Cal 22 LR. Wood is in fine condition with sharp checkering. Bottom of the trigger guard and floor plate retain all original blue. Bbl has all the bright blue. Front sight is complete with hooded cover. Receiver retains most all blue. The gun is drilled and tapped for a 1" scope detachable ring by Echo Brunton Co Boise ID. Other than the extra holes, the gun is excellent with a fine bore. All original except where noted.
Modern $ 2,675.
WINCHESTER MODEL 61 RIFLE
Item # W667
Scarce 24" full oct bbl. Cal 22 WRF. Overall gun appears as new condition with virtually all original bright sparkly blue. Wood has had possibly a little linseed oil but still in excellent condition with original tang sight, block in bbl sight and Beaches combination front sight. Excellent inside and out with 4 extra tap holes in bbl and 2 extra tap holes on top of the frame neatly filled. Other than that it is a wonderful gun.
Antique $ 1,975.
WINCHESTER MODEL 90 IN SCARCE 22 LR
Item # W728
Original sights. Excellent bore. Wood is in excellent condition with just a little oil soaking around the wrist area. The remaining stock has most original varnish. A few very minor dings. Overall metal is excellent as well with about 95% bright glossy original blue. Nice sharp little gun.
Modern $ 2,375.
VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 73 RIFLE
Item # W605
32" full oct bbl and special order case colored frame. 38 cal.Excellent bore. Original sights. This gun features the 2 bbl band retainer found on all 32" bbls. Factory Letter verifies all options including case colors and 32" bbl as well as clean polished stock. Mechanical condition is excellent with crisp tight action. Correct dust cover. Bbl and mag retain 90% original blue starting to tone slightly. Receiver has about 50% of the case color still visible. Original stocks have a few light mars and dings with some loss of finish on the forearm but still in excellent condition. Rifle style buttplate. Rarely do you ever see a 32" with a case colored frame. Unique gun!
Antique $ 18,500.
VERY EARLY FIRST MODEL 76 MUSKET
Item # W626
Hawaiian musket features on this gun with the cleaning rod half exposed on the left hand side of the fore wood as well as the flip up spring loaded rear sight. Serial numbers in the 3800 range. This gun was part of a small group of 76 muskets that were sent to Northwest India approximately 1878. This is the only one I have seen with this exact configuration. Quite a unique gun. It has the 2nd model thumbprint dust cover with correct sliding rail. Overall the gun is in excellent+ condition with about 90% slightly toning bbl blue and 75% toning receiver blue. Original wood has a considerable amount of original varnish with a few mars and dings. Sound with no splits or cracks. VG condition with correct carbine style buttplate as well as sling swivels. Crisp and tight mechanical condition. Hard to improve upon this early 76 musket.
Antique $ 22,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 MUSKET
Item # W630
W630 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 MUSKET; Scarce cal 32-20. Original 30" full round bbl with original sights. Original musket stock in generally VG condition with correct sling swivels and only a few handling mars. No splits or cracks. Very slight chip of wood missing in the upper right hand side near the tang. Good bbl markings. Overall metal is generally VG+ with 50% toning blue on bbl. Receiver is mostly flaked and is a plum/brown patina with traces of blue. All original with a few minor mars in the bbl, looks as though someone has taken the bbl off for some reason. I guarantee that it is the correct bbl for this frame. VG+ condition overall. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 8,250.
EARLY SECOND MODEL ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 90 RIFLE
Item # W446 -20-259
Case colored receiver. Overall gun is clean and sharp. Receiver is just turning a nickel coloration with traces of case color. The bbl retains about 60-70% original blue starting to turn a plum patina. Original sights and a VG bore. Rarely seen with any kind of bore at all. Should shoot pretty good. Wood retains most original varnish and is complete with a rifle style buttplate. A hard gun to find with any condition and this one is a smooth clean little gun.
Antique $ 1,195.
PAIR OF WINCHESTER MODEL 70XTR FACTORY ENGRAVED SUPER GRADE RIFLES
Item # W422/W421-20-245
Cal 243 and 7mm Mag. These guns were ordered with full fancy Walnut matching stocks with rosewood forend tips and pistol grip cap, shadowline cheek piece and oil style finish. Both guns are engraved and gold inlaid. One features a buck deer on the floorplate and the other has a large elk in the same location. On the receiver is a big horn sheep and a coyote. The wood matches beautifully. The engraving is an American scroll style. Guaranteed original with Factory Letters of Authenticity from B W Pardee, the manager of the Winchester Model 21 custom shop. Both guns also feature the custom marking on top of the bbl and the old style model 71 sling swivel bases. A very desirable pair of factory engraved Winchesters. Will sell as a pair or individually. $ 9,500 as a pair or $ 5,000 each INDIVIDUALLY.
Modern $ 9,500.
VERY EARLY POST-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 RIFLE
Item # W381-20-248
This gun is 708XXX. This would probably represent the original format of the post-64. The gun is in excellent condition. All finish remaining. Possibly never fired. If you have a nice collection of pre-64 model 70s, you should have a post-64 model 70 so you and your buddies can compare them. This gun would be an excellent one for such a collection. As new and comes with original box!
Modern $ 750.
WINCHESTER POST-64 MODEL 70
Item # W383 -20-241
This is an early 1967 gun. By now Winchester had already been blasted for 3 years about their "new and improved" model 70. Things weren't going well for Winchester and they were scrambling to come up with a model 70 that people wouldn't hate. They still weren't quite there, but were improving slowly. By early 67 this would be about their 3rd attempt to make a better gun. This is a very nice example. All blue remaining. All wood finish remaining. Little or no wear anywhere. This gun is pretty much "as new". Mounted on this gun is an early Bushnell 4X scope on the traditional Weaver mounts. There isn't much sense having a nice collection of pre-64s if you don't have a couple of post-64s for comparison to show Winchester's screw up in 1964.
Modern $ 675.
VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 777 BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # 4222-20-251
These guns were made by Nikko in Japan in 1979 only. 1,000 were manufactured and only 3 were ever exported to the United Stated. A few years ago I had one and now I got this one out of Australia. Other than that they are almost unheard of in this country. This one seems to be a pretty scarce caliber 243. Designed with a light weight style bbl. Fancy deluxe burl walnut checkered stocks with a Monte Carlo cheek piece and a Wundhammer swelled grip. Very unique gun. It is engraved "Winchester" on the upper receiver. The floorplate is also engraved. Features sling swivels and a hard rubber buttplate. Nicely made gun. Extremely scarce. About 98-99% conditon with only a few light handling mars. No Winchester bolt action collection would be complete without one of these!
Modern $ 3,775.
WINCHESTER MODEL 53 RIFLE IN 32-20
Item # 4235
Cal 32-20. Original wood is in excellent condition with just a few light handling mars. On the right side of the forearm are some gouges but generally in fine condition with most original varnish. The bbl and mag tube have some sort of a questionable re-finish. Receiver is a charcoal color. Clean and sharp overall. Bbl has a purple like color to it. Original sights. Excellent bore. Should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 895.
WINCHESTER MODEL 53 RIFLE
Item # 4243-20-202
Cal 32-20. Original sights with a VG shootable bore. Original forearm in VG shape. Stock has been replaced with an extra length stock measuring 14-1/4" and made of circassian walnut. Fits quite well. Overall gun has been refinished and retains about 95% with an off color to the bbl. Still should make a fine shooter. Hard gun to find.
Modern $ 795.
POST-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 WESTERNER RIFLE IN .30-06 CALIBER
Item # 5817-20-242
22 barrel, excellent bore, very near as new condition overall.
Modern $ 625.
FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 54 BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # W371-20-231
Very scarce gun with correct original Mannlicher stock featuring the round cheek piece and pistol grip checkered stock. Wood is in excellent condition with checkered steel buttplate and correct Model 54 sling swivels. Ramp front sight is matted and neatly engraved all the way around it with hooded front sight. No rear sight slot. Cal 30-06. Mint bore. Has a Redfield factory installed receiver sight. Also equipped with a side mount aperture for a scope. I'm sure the factory installed the Carl Zeiss scope with excellent optics. Gun is fairly elaborately engraved with a floral design on the floor plate as well as the trigger guard. Front and back of the bbl is engraved as is the receiver. Overall gun is in excellent+ condition retaining nearly all original blue. Shows very little if any signs of use. Gun is guaranteed to be 100% correct. John Olin made up a number of these manlicker stocked 54's when he took over the running of the Winchester Arms Company to give to his good friends. This is apparently one of them. Extremely rare and in excellent condition complete with Letter of Authenticity from Herb House, the former curator of the Winchester Museum in Cody, Wyoming. He describes most features on this gun. After close examination I conclude that it is probably the work of Alden Ulrich. Very scarce gun!
Modern $ 12,900.
WINCHESTER MODEL 53 RIFLE WITH SCARCE STAINLESS STEEL BARREL
Item # W358-19-108
Cal 25-20. Original sights. Excellent bore. Original wood has been cleaned lightly. Generally in VG condition with nice figure to the stock. Correct serrated shotgun style buttplate. Stainless steel bbl is a semi bright plum coloration. Receiver is mostly a brown patina coloration with what appears to be some ones initials put on the receiver. A very scarce little gun. All original except where noted.
Modern $ 1,375.
WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W293A-20-232
We have been very fortunate to get some nice model 71's in here. This one sure fits right in. Most original blue remains on metal parts. Near excellent bore condition. Receiver has pretty much all the blue. Barely wore at the serial number which is in the 32,XXX range. Wood also in good condition. Checkering is clean and crisp. A little bit of original varnish wear on the right side. Very nice pretty wood especially on the right side. Original sights. Correct Lyman 57 receiver sight and also the original sling swivels. 71's have always been a great gun and this one certainly is no exception!
Modern $ 2,950.
WINCHESTER MODEL 70, 300 H & H MAG
Item # 6917-20-250
This pre-64 was built in 1961. Standard rifle with 26 barrel; barrel blue is near perfect. Wood is also in great shape with just a few very light scuff marks. K-4 Weaver on Redfield mounts. This Model 70 has it all-condition and a great scarce Caliber. A great addition to any Model 70 Collection.
Modern $ 3,900.
WINCHESTER MODEL 52 TARGET RIFLE
Item # 9275A-18-250
Cal 22. Serial range is 13,XXX with 2nd model style bbl markings. Original sights include correct front sight as well as correct rear sight being a model 82A series sight. It has the correct scope blocks fitted with scope mounts. Stock shows some mars and dings. It has a finger groove alongside the bbl. It appears to have possibly sat in a basement because the buttplate is rusty and there is some discoloration to the end of the buttstock. Bbl retains about 95% bright blue with some storage marks starting to appear. Could definitely benefit from a good cleaning. Great bore and correct sling swivels. Good looking gun.
Modern $ 1,075.
WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # 8631-19-29
98%+ bbl blue, receiver retains almost all blue with the exception of slight flaking on the left hand side, wood is in VG cond with a couple of handling marks, bright shiny bore. Equipped with the hard to find orig Winchester swivels. Very nice looking 71 Deluxe.
Modern $ 2,850.
SCARCE WINCHESTER-HOTCHKISS 1ST MODEL NAVY RIFLE
Item # 7048-20-299
One of 1,500 assembled at the Springfield Armory. This one was one of 100 shipped to the Portsmouth, NH Navy Yard on Dec. 27, 1879 per Springfield Research Letter. VG bore with some corrosion at the midway area, smooth clean metal turned a plum blue brown patina, correct inspection markings include the 'U.S.' and anchor on the barrel. The usual cracks are present in the area of the cartridge cut off switch and near the rear of the frame-otherwise the wood is VG+; missing the ramrod but sling and stacking rings are present.
Antique $ 3,250.
VERY RARE WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS CUT-AWAY 2ND MODEL SPORTING RIFLE
Item # W2849-18-255
This cut-away rifle was part of a collection of personally assembled and owned guns by the late 'Lieutenant George B. Aldee'. He was a very colorful individual-a highly decorated Civil War officer. Later on, he worked for Winchester as a sales representative. He was quite instrumental in the development of the Hotchkiss rifle. He won the 1882 Creedmore rifle matches. This gun is very well documented with numerous letters; some of them coming from individuals such as Bennett, the Vice President of Winchester, in regards to his shooting at Creedmore. Overall gun is in near excellent condition with 75-80% original nickel which is flaking and turning a very mellow patina coloration. Original semi-deluxe stock is excellent retaining most original varnish, original sights, fine bore. Very interesting gun; guaranteed 100% all original and complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity from the Buffalo Bill Historical Society listing it as a nickeled sporting rifle, sectionalized" which would mean that it's a cut-away rifle. Quite unique, especially with the extensive paperwork and documents that accompany it.
Antique $ 8,950.
VERY RARE WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS 2ND MODEL U.S NAVY RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7009-20-300
Fine bore, correct 'US' and anchor symbol along with usual inspection marks. Stock cartouche not visible, smooth clean metal has turned a dark plum blue patina coloration. VG+ wood with varnish added; complete with sling, stacking rings and cleaning rod. Correct sights.
Antique $ 3,900.
EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS 1883 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W34-20-298
.45-70 Cal. One of only 2 known! Very near fine bore, 98% shiny bbl blue, most darkening case colors on right side of receiver, balance is darkening with traces of color in protected areas. Exc buttstock, very nice forearm but missing a 1/4" x 2" piece near frame. With Cody Research Form.
Antique $ 7,750.
ORIGINAL WINCHESTER M 490 FACTORY CUTAWAY DEMONSTRATOR MODEL
Item # W52-20-289
Right side of the stock & rec exposed to display the internal workings. The thus fragile wrist suffered a crack rearward on the left side, which was reinforced with a factory stove bolt & square nut. Otherwise very nice, nearly all blue on metal & varnish on walnut. Factory hang tag & orig box.
Antique $ 1,675.
WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL HOTCHKISS SPORTING RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7010-20-297
22 barrel, VG bore, 90% darkening blue, the balance turning, serviceable wood; a couple of repairs to the wrist area, gold bead front sight and buckhorn rear.
Antique $ 2,100.
WINCHESTER MODEL 70 DELUXE ENGRAVED FACTORY EXHIBITION GUN
Item # 9124-20-240
Features gold animals on both sides of the receiver as well as a stag deer on the bottom of the receiver done in gold. Gun features the custom shop stamp on top of the bbl. Original checkered deluxe fancy grade wood is in excellent condition showing no use. Complete with cheek piece and leather covered recoil pad. Overall gun is in unused condition. Excellent plus.
Modern $ 4,250.
WINCHESTER MODEL 70 XTR EXHIBITION GUN
Item # 9125-20-239
One of a group of guns made by Winchester and later purchased by Robert Peterson. Gun is elaborately and beautifully executed with deep relief engraving on top of the breach. 3-4" out on the bbl as well as the fore plate is heavily engraved with a golden light African spear running the full length of the fore plate. Half of the receiver has four gold animals inlaid. There are lines highlighting the edge of the receiver. Caliber is 338 mag. Fancy deluxe wood is excellent plus condition featuring elaborately fleur-de-lis style checkered patterns on both front and back with a wide border highlighting the edge of the check ring. Cheek piece and a leather covered English style recoil pad. Very beautifully done. Made by Winchester for exhibition purposes. Serial number is an even 1,650,000. Very few of these were made.
Modern $ 6,750.
WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE
Item # 9243-20-271
This gun is nearly as new with almost all original blue remaining. Wood also has nearly all the finish. This gun is equipped with Winchester sling swivels. Original sights including the front hood. This has been used very very little and is in wonderful condition inside and out!!
Modern $ 3,450.
MODEL 71 WINCHESTER STANDARD RIFLE
Item # 9001-20-274
98% blue on both receiver and bbl, a couple very minor handling marks on both the near perfect metal and wood. All orig gun except that sling swivels have been added. Complete with hooded front sight. This is a beauty inside and out!!
Modern $ 2,875.
WINCHESTER MODEL 52 TARGET RIFLE WHICH HAS BEEN SPORTERIZED
Item # 8371-17-315
The bbl has been shortened 1/2, quick detachable scope mounts fitted with a Model 330 Weaver scope, replacement walnut stock is in VG cond; hardrubber buttplate. Should be a good shooter at a fairly reasonable price.
Modern $ 775.
SUPERB CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE
Item # 8468-20-233
Fine, fine gun with nearly all blue on the bbl and receiver, excellent to perfect bore, action is slick and tight. The checkered deluxe stock is in VG cond, full fitting, a few handling marks. Gun is also equipped with the orig Winchester sling swivels and a period sling, Serial range is 33,XXX on this fine '71. Very hard to find a better condition one-they're hard to come by and this is one of the finest I've seen. This gun was evidently bought and used very, very little. I doubt if more than a box or 2 of shells have gone through it.
Modern $ 3,650.
WINCHESTER M-70 TRIGGERGUARD
Item # el
Engraved 'TEH' FOR TED HAZELWOOD, MANAGER OF WINCHESTER'S CANADA PLANT. This triggerguard came from one of his personal M-70's.
EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE
Item # 7015-19-257
Caliber 45-70. Engraved in Grand American style with four big game animals gold inlaid in the receiver; a moose on one side, an elk on one, a big horn sheep on the bottom and grizzly bears inlaid in gold on the trigger guard. The entire receiver is heavily and extensively engraved by Nick Kusmit; this is one of the last guns he did before he left Winchester. The stock is checkered and carved; carving extends half the length of the buttstock and 3/4 of the length of the forearm-very beautifully and tastefully done. Overall gun is in as new cond fitted in an orig Winchester luggage case. Completely made in the Winchester plant custom department and was assembled by Tony Galazan of a Connecticut shotgun manufacturing company when it was completed. One of the finest Winchester Model 21's ever made; just a handful of these were made in 45-70.
Modern $ 75,000.
WINCHESTER MODEL 70 26 BARRELED 220 SWIFT
Item # 7069-17-245
This rifle has been used some and was very well taken care of. This 1953 built rifle has approximately 98% blue with possible a reblued floorplate, front sight is present with a blank in the rear sight dovetail. The stock is in good condition but has a crack about midway up the buttpad (a replacement) going forward to the bottom of the stock, a small repair in stock behind bolt; may have had a little touch up varnish added. Near perfect bore, Lyman All-American scope on Redfield mounts. A dandy, usable classic varmint rig.
Modern $ 1,950.