This is a truly one of a kind rifle in exceptional condition and unique in several respects. George Stumpf was Winchester's Senior Sales Rep in the Mid-Atlantic area for many years after World War II. In 1950 he commissioned the Winchester Custom Shop to build him a special Super Grade rifle. He chose 270 Winchester as his caliber then had the Custom Shop install a custom stock using exhibition grade Walnut with a special checkering pattern. He also had them use a Griffin and Howe side mount so he could continue to use the Lyman iron sights when it suited him. the quality of the work by the Winchester Custom shop is truly astounding. The side mount is fit so precisely how it's attached is invisible to the naked eye, or even with my loop. The gun comes with both the original sight blank (shown) and the original Lyman windage arm. It also comes with the original sling swivels. I've mounted a Weaver 80th Anniversary K4 scope to complete the package. The original packaging for the scope comes with the gun and includes a very nice watch. Don't ask me why Weaver packed a watch with the scope. The K4 is a one piece steel body scope like the original, but with all modern internals. The adjustments for elevation and windage are 1/4 MOA clicks and very distinct. The gun has been back to Griffin and Howe for a thorough cleaning and the stock finish has been polished and brought back to its original luster. The metal is in its original factory condition with only the slightest amount of wear visible. Points and edges are not worn, no blemishes are visible and it looks about as fresh as a 62 year old rifle can look. The best thing about this rifle is the provenance. Mr. Stumpf is alive and well and able to verify the history of this rifle first hand. I've also researched this through Winchester and the Cody Center and found that all the records for the Winchester Custom Shop are now with the ATF for long term storage and not available for research. They have yet to automate them. This is truly an exceptional find - don't miss out. I accept US Postal Money Orders and cashier's checks from major US banks. A few additional photographs are available at your request. The picture of the stock against a camoflage background shows the truly astounding grain, color and contrast of the exhibition grade wood the Custom Shop used.
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