Winchester Model 53 – TAKEDOWN, .44-40, SPECIAL ORDER, FIRST YEAR, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Winchester, Year 1925, .44-40 Caliber, 5lb 15oz, SN220

Here we have a very special, hard-to-find Winchester Model 53 rifle with several special-order features. The Model 53 was only made between 1924 to 1932, and the predominant caliber was .25-20, second most popular the .32-20. Only a small percentage were made in the most desirable .44 W.C.F caliber. Of the 25,000 or produced, only about 4800 were takedown models. The Model 53 came standard with a 22” barrel, shotgun butt, and short mag tube with a capacity of 6 rounds. The Model 53 had its own serial number set, and this gun, serial number 220, was made in the first year of production with the special-order features of takedown action, crescent buttplate, and as was usual with Winchester special-order rifles, the wood was upgraded to VERY nicely figured wood. The gun is in extraordinary mechanical condition, with a mirror bright bore with perfect rifling and no pitting anywhere. The barrel and mag tube retain 99% factory blue with sharp lettering and stamps. The action retains 85% factory blue with no flaking, screws are original and in excellent condition. The bolt and loading gate are a strong 99% factory blue, the lever and hammer about 95% blue. The wood is in excellent condition for a 97-year-old gun, with an oil finish showing some drying and pore exposure, no chips or cracks. The figure is far beyond the normal upgrade when a special-order gun is assembled, with strong fiddleback figure on both sides of the stock. The special-order crescent steel buttplate retains 98% factory blue with no real dings or marks. THE COMBINATION OF A 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER, PERFECT BORE, LARGE CALIBER, SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN ACTION, CRESCENT STEEL BUTTPLATE, NICELY FIGURED WOOD, AND UNTOUCHED FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITIION MAKES THIS A VERY SPECIAL, COLLECTIBLE, INVESTMENT GRADE WINCHESTER RIFLE. I tried to find a comparable rifle on the internet, either in past sales or presently, and this is a one and only. With all the features noted above I think you could consider this a very rare find and a very special Winchester. Priced accordingly but affordable, don’t let this one get away! Somebody will note its value and buy this one quickly I do believe. Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length: 22"**** Bores: perfect mirror**** % Blue: 99% factory**** Sights: Front blade, Rear adjustable V notch****


Action: lever**** Ejectors or Extractors: extractors**** Case Color: 85% factory blue**** Screws: excellent**** Trigger Type: single- crisp**** Trigger Guard Color: lever 96% factory****

Type: Straight stock**** LOP: 12 7/8"**** LOP To End Of Wood: 12 9/16"**** Butt Treatment: crescent steel; 98% factory blue****

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Winchester
Caliber: .44-40 (.427)
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.Inspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax Sales tax based on Ship To addressShipping & Insurance Ground 130.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional feesItem Condition UsedRequires FFL Yes

Item #: 914474255
SKU: 220
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Identity Verified ( Grand Rapids, MI )
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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Shipping: $130.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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