47. Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Rifle

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serial #3790, 348 WCF, 24" round barrel with an excellent bore. The early long tang deluxe rifle is equipped with the desirable Winchester bolt peepsight. The rifle remains in very nice condition with the barrel and magazine retaining about 95% evenly thinning original blue finish overall. The action retains about 95% evenly thinning original blue finish as well with belly and high edges showing some very light thinning. The loading gate is mostly gray and the lever shows about 50% original blue with the balance blending with a gray patina. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good with lots of original finish remaining and with some added light finish as well. The forend checkering shows light carry wear and a few scattered bruises and flattening to some of the points. The rifle is sighted with a ramp mounted beaded blade front with hood, blank in rear seat and a Winchester 98A bolt peepsight. The rifle comes with Supergrade swivels in place. A very respectable early style 71 deluxe rifle with desirable sight. (17889-91) {C&R} [Allan Wilson Collection] (2000/3000) SOLD FOR $2,875.00

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