This is a rare .220 Swift target rifle produced by special order in 1953. Winchester pulled the target rifle from their catalogs beginning in 1951 and they did not return as a regular production offering until 1955. All target rifles produced in 1952-1954 were a result of special order. This rifle is a properly configured "No. 2" target rifle (the basic features of target rifles produced between 1937 and 1951), with the exception of a rear sight dovetail in the barrel and fitted with a Lyman 12S slight slot blank (the correct production blank for a factory dovetail not fitted with a sight).
It presents in all factory-original configuration and finishes. It is a high-condition rifle grading in NRA excellent condition.
The original bluing on the rifle is near perfect - grading at 99% with no edge wear, rubs or notable handling marks. The bore of the 26" stainless barrel is outstanding under the borescope, with absolutely no pitting, throat erosion, or heat damage. The original Winchester (dimple style) scope blocks are present. The action has the correct "T" marked trigger and shows no notable wear. All parts are original and correct for the period and chambering. The bolt is correct and serial number matched to the receiver.
The stock is retains its factory finish in excellent condition with just a few light handling marks. The stock has not been shortened, bedded or otherwise modified and retains its original steel buttplate. The correct 1.25" target swivels and hand stop are present.
NOTE: This rifle must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can receive and transfer the rifle to you.