12. Winchester Model 54 Improved Sporter Bolt Action Rifle

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serial #41326A, 22 Hornet, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this desirable 22 Hornet retain about 97% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some light fading and a few handling marks, primarily on the underside of the barrel with some very light oxidation on the bow of the triggerguard. The bolt body remains mostly bright with some light operational wear, the handle and knob showing some toning. The classic style walnut pistolgrip stock rates very good plus with the light handling marks and dings one would expect from a hunted arm, the checkered steel buttplate showing some light flaking to a gray-brown. The rifle has a replacement gold bead front sight atop the ramp with a Lyman 48 receiver sight affixed at the rear receiver ring, the stock being neatly inletted for it. The rear sight boss on the barrel currently holds a steel target block and the rear receiver ring has been professionally drilled and tapped for a scope base. A couple of the screw slots show some light damage and there are circumferential scratches around each of the screw holes in the bottom metal, they certainly could be toned down with some applied blue if one wished. Overall a very nice Winchester 54 in the desirable 22 Hornet chambering. (38218-60) {C&R} [Ken Waters Collection] (1000/1500) SOLD FOR $1,610.00

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