Winchester Model 53 in 25-20 Caliber with Scarce Factory Scope Mount

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Winchester Model 53 in 25-20 Caliber with Scarce Factory Scope Mount  Guns > Rifles > Winchester Rifles - Modern Lever > Other Lever > Pre-64
Description: This is an early or transitional Model 53 in .25-20 (.25 WCF) with factory installed scope mounts. It is serial numbered in the Model 1892 range (920578) and has a Model 53 barrel on a “Model 92” upper tang. It features a special order crescent butt plate and probably a non-factory installed sling swivel attachment on the butt stock. One can tell the scope mounts are factory by the fact that the Winchester Proof (“WP” in an oval) is stamped on the left rear portion of the barrel rather than the top center. The mounts themselves are typical factory style with appropriate hole spacing and narrow dovetails to match Unertil style rings. The receiver has lost most of its finish but the 22” barrel retains some original blue. The stocks are in good condition, the mechanics are great and the bore is fine.

The scope mounts accommodate a nice condition Lyman 5A scope and Winchester external adjustment rings. I would speculate that someone took a number of varmints with this rifle in the late 1920’s. It wasn’t dragged around or beat up – just carefully used.

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Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard, and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Winchester
UPC: 53
Caliber: .25-20
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: Priority, insured.

Item #: 972032464
Stock No.: RB53.2520578
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted Seller
This seller is an FFL
City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007

Shipping: $75.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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