SOLD FOR: $1,500
Serial Number: 12032
Year of Manufacture: 1927
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield (.30 Gov’t ’06)
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Box Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-MODEL 54-“, “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“, and “-NICKEL STEEL-” in front of the rear sight boss, at the rear the barrel is marked “.30 GOV’T ’06.” over an ovalled “WP” proof. The proof is also marked on the left of the receiver at the front, the left of the receiver is also marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“. The right of the chamber ring is marked “12032”. The right of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. PATENTS APPLIED FOR”. The bottom of the bolt is hand-scribed “12032” and has inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade pinned to a slotted base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight has two folding “U”-notch leaves, one taller than the other, in a base dovetailed to a boss at the rear of the barrel. The top of the chamber ring is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting an optic (none included). The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with schnabel forend, pistol grip, straight comb, serrated steel buttplate and sling eyelets front and rear. The stock has some scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. The checkering is slightly smoothed, but well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly worn to white with some scattered surface erosion and well defined serrations. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is scattered minor erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The barrel has some light finish wear scattered forward of the forend and some light nicks, scuffs and scratches scattered throughout, with infrequent minor surface oxidation. The receiver’s finish is generally strong with only a few light marks. The bolt has light operational wear in the body and handling wear on the handle. The magazine floorplate is mostly worn to white from handling. The trigger guard has some surface oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a three-position safety similar to the M1903: all the way to the left locks the bolt and disables the trigger; straight up disables the trigger but the bolt is free to move, and to the right enables the rifle to be fired. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a leather sling which has a shoulder pad with cowhide exterior. The sling has light wear from use, in about Very Good-Fine condition.