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Winchester Pistols

Over the last 30-35 years, I've probably had a total of 12 or 13 of these Winchester pistols. Every one I have had or examined have been different. The taper of the bbl, the sight, notches or grooves, the handles-whether it be walnut, brass or pot metal. The complete designs vary from heavy bbls to pencils bbls. I don't know just what they were trying to do. Every one I have examined has been under serial #20. I understand that at one time, these were offered for sale to the public in both Australia and New Zealand-I have not been able to confirm that, but 3 of these guns came from New Zealand. The sides of the walnut stocks are marked: one is marked '102', one is '103' and one is '104'. I'm not sure if this is Winchester's marking or the marking of an importer. The serial # on the same 3 guns, respectfully, are ser #4, #1 and #6. We'll sell these as a set or individually. Very unusual and quite collectible-I wish I had kept all the ones I've had over the years. Some range from VG quality to a strange, very crude, poor quality for Winchester.


Item # W2721-23-69

W2721  WINCHESTER EXPERIMENTAL .22 CAL PISTOL 2-piece checkered walnut stock and original 9 barrel which has a step-down mid-way, to lighten it, I assume; original sights, excellent bore. Original wood is excellent with nice, clean checkering and most of the original stock varnish remaining. Barrel retains 90% original thinning blue with a slight toning of brown starting to appear. Marked on the side of the stock is '102'; marked underneath the breech is serial #4. Overall gun is excellent and all original. This gun was manufactured without the Winchester logo on the barrel.

Antique  $ 3,750.

LeRoy Merz
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Fergus Falls, MN 56538

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