That they are paired presents an unequaled acquisition opportunity. Both rifles have a captivating history. As Winchester records are unavailable so far as supporting a proper factory letter, the actual shipping date and destination are unknown.
As detailed in Winchester Model 70 No. Whether new or used when that sale was wrung, the rifle was fitted with a Lyman receiver sight. Upon returning from the hunting trip, the owner had the rifle drilled and tapped in order to install a 10x Fecker scope, then hunted with it for the next forty years. Inafter borrowing it over the course of several deer seasons, the current owner formally acquired the rifle still wearing the Fecker and with the Lyman sight in tow. Staggeringly, another ten years passed before a chance showing resulted in a dealer getting the vapors and blurting a surprisingly high offer.
This sparked a curiosity which lead to the realization that his plain old Model 70 was the first of its kind. With ificant reservation, the rifle was then retired from hunting after 50 years of faithful and flawless service.
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Quite naturally, the owner of the 1 rifle acquired a copy as part of his research. Written to Mrs. Ethel M. Lied, the letter mentions the January 20, marking date for the 1 rifle and also states that assembly of Model 70 rifles did not begin until Pointedly, the letter references Mrs. Ownership of the 2 rifle passed to Roger Rule at approximately this time. At some point thereafter, the 2 rifle was presented for sale at a major gun show attended by the owner of rifle 1.
As things tend to do, one led to another and ownership of serial 2 transferred to him. Serial 1 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Overall metal finish is approximately 65 percent, as expected after 50 years of use in the hunting fields. Wood integrity is strong absent cracks or chips. Wood finish condition is also approximately 65 percent overall and the checkering is smoothing.
Serial s 1 and 2 winchester pre model 70 rifles offered by sportsman’s legacy
Finish is thinning or absent in places and a general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. The Fecker scope is viable and remains optically clear, with surface finish of approximately 70 percent.
Serial 2 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Drilling and tapping for scope mounting includes 2x on the front ring, although the rear ring untapped.
Overall metal finish is approximately 80 percent. Wood finish condition is also approximately 80 percent overall.
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Checkering is strong. A general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. Complete details and images are presented at sportsmanslegacy. One of the finest is a tremendous Makinson sidelock double rifle in.
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