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Winchester Model 53 .25-20 WCF Lever Action Rifle - 1925, Made 2nd Year - C&R OK


Meet the Seller
Location (State):
California (CA)
California


Member For:
12 Years 6 Months
AUCTION CLOSED

WINNER: m****n

HIGH BID: $655.01

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Shipping Fee: $35.00

Auction: 10700590

Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
NRA Grade:
Good
Current High Bidder:
m****n
History:
63 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$0.01
Auction Start:
(December 8, 2011 09:03:17 PT)
Auction Ended:
(December 22, 2011 18:01:00 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Winchester Model 53 .25-20 WCF -- Lever Action Rifle - 1925, Made 2nd Year - C&R OK

LSB#: 111101LS02

Make: Winchester

Model: 53

Serial Number: 2552

Year of Manufacture: 1925 This gun was manufactured in the second year of production.

Caliber: .25-20 WCF

Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Model 53 Winchester / Trade Mark Nickel Steel 25-20 W.C.F.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Made in U.S.A. Winchester Repeating Arms Co. / New Haven, Conn.”. The top tang is marked “Winchester / Trade Mark / Made in U.S.A.”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number and the number “41” is on the left side, next to the trigger.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front sight in a dovetail, and an elevator leaf rear sight also in a dovetail. The elevator is present.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood. There are many nicks, dings and scratches. The forend looks like there has been a piece of tape wrapped around it at some point. There is one small gouge behind the lower tang. The LOP measures approx. 13”. The stocks rate in about fair overall condition, while sound.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is shallow. There is erosion the full length of the barrel.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows mottling, thinning, surface erosion, light rust and roughness on the barrel. The barrel at the muzzle shows discoloration and loss of finish. The screw heads are serviceable and show minor disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about fair - good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: From Homestead Firearms: “In 1924, Winchester introduced the Model 53 lever-action rifle as a more modern version of the 1892 Winchester. The Model 53 was available in 44-40, 32-20, and 25-20 calibers. This rifle could be ordered only with a round 22 inch barrel, the forearm smooth, half-magazine, a plain or pistol grip walnut straight-grip stock, and shotgun butt. The frame and barrel were blued and had either a solid or takedown feature. The Model 53 was manufactured through 1932 with approximately 25,000 guns produced during the 8-year production period. The Model 53 was discontinued along with several other Winchester models because it could just not compete in sales with the 1894 and the impact of the Great Depression on Winchester Arms.” This is an early gun from a limited production run, far rarer than even the 1892. This one is a great restoration project, and with three more months of winter, this should keep you busy. When you finish you will have a highly desirable collectable and shooter, or leave it as-is for a representative example for the Winchester collection.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.


Payment and Shipping Instructions:
Shipping:

USPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.

Your gun will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of payment, usually the next day and you will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick the gun up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CLFD numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

Payment:

Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to utilize the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

Payment Methods:

Money Orders,  Personal Checks,  Cashiers Checks,

Ships Using:
 United States Postal Service



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