15. Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action Rifle in Original Factory Box

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serial #454307, 338 Win mag, 25" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely rifle retain about 98 to near 99% original blue, the loss is due to a few sparse very light handling marks here or there with a bit of edge wear and the knob toning slightly; there is light evidence of scope bases having been mounted on the receiver rings. The bolt body remains bright with a bit of hardened oil and there is a light rub mark on the handle, likely from contact with a scope, it is appropriately numbered to the gun. The checkered walnut pistolgrip Monte Carlo buttstock rates excellent, again showing only a few minor handling marks, most prominent in the area beneath the bolt handle, likely from fingernails or a ring. The factory lightning bolt "Winchester" recoil pad is intact and the rifle is very honest overall. The original silver bead front sight is in place as is the folding leaf rear sight; the front sight hood is present and shows a few minor scratches. The original hangtag is present on the triggerguard of the gun showing a few creases and folds with a bit of ingrained soiling, the string toning from the years to a pinkish-tone. Also included is the original factory box, numbered to the gun on the end label. The box rates excellent with a crisp end label and all the original interior cardboard separators intact, as well as the original onion skin wrapping, the "Winchester-Western Division of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation" bolt tag, serial numbered to the gun; the original three tape wraps are intact at the rear of the box lid, the tape only been having cut along its front edge (giving the box top a "hinged" type of effect). It is likely this rifle was shipped to Mr. Waters for evaluation, this example having shipped in 1959, the first year the "Alaskan" was available. A lovely rifle overall that looks like it came right out of the box yesterday, but for the few very minor handling marks, from the collection of this famous writer-cartridge developer. (38218-3) {C&R} [Ken Waters Collection] (3000/4000) SOLD FOR $3,450.00

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