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Lot 1213
PUMP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 Ga., 2 3/4". S# X3. Bbl. 28" plain w/ fixed Mod. choke & brass bead. Featherweight action w/ alloy trigger guard & fixed mag. Takedown system features a knurled disassembly knob on hanger. Beavertail forearm & uncapped pistol grip stock w/ standard target pattern checkering. LOP: 14" over original buttplate. Stock & forearm have black painted finish. Buttplate has red painted finish. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: consignor supplied information stating "Bulk of the 3,568-item collection transferred to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody WY in 1976. Certain items were not transferred, one of these being item 3388. / "Item 3388 Winchester Experimental Model 12 Shotgun. Number X3. 12 gauge." (Excerpt from INVENTORY OF THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY FIREARMS REFERENCE COLLECTION, Lynham Sayce Company, Salt Lake City UT, 1991 / ("...Mr. Hutchinson acquired most of the prototype and experimental firearms directly from the factory through his close, personnel friendship with John Olin and other directors at the Winchester plant in his hometown of Alton IL...").". Also includes a letter from recently deceased owner tracing ownership of the guns from Winchester to John Olin to Mr. Hutchinson through other owners to his own collection. CONDITION: bbl. retains 98% blue. Action retains over 95" blue having acquired a plum cast w/ age. Mag. tube shows slide wear. Alloy trigger guard shows sm. marks. Black painted wood finish shows areas of finish loss w/ scattered handling marks. Good bright bore. (19-329/DS). CURIO. $1,500-2,500.

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Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Mar 30, 2019