Make: Winchester, Pre-64
Model: Model 72
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1938 – 1943 and 1946 – 1949.
Caliber: .22 S, L and LR
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle, Single Shot
Markings: The Winchester proof is found on top of the barrel and frame. The barrel is marked “Made In U.S.A. Winchester Repeating Arms Co / New Haven. Conn. – Patent Pending / Model 72 – 22 Short / Long And Long Rifle / Winchester / Trade Mark”.
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a hooded blade & bead front sight, on a ramp and a receiver mounted peep sight (Winchester).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are original condition, lightly finished wood. The wood shows natural age, as well as handling and storage wear. There are no splits or cracks in the wood. The LOP measures 13 ½”. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion or pitting visible in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some thinning at the muzzle and evidence of poor storage. There is scattered freckling throughout the exterior of the rifle, someone should have oiled this rifle before storing it. The gun shows light use, just age and storage. The Screw heads are a bit worn, but very serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. .
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Simple, robust, and dependable, it is an excellent rifle for training the grandkids, target shooting, or putting some game on the dinner table. American-made, crafted from wood and steel, not plastic, makes this a classic, reliable, and accurate rifle; from one of America's oldest and most favored gun makers. This one is C&R eligible and collectible on top of it all.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
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