This .243 varmint rifle was produced in 1962. It is a high-condition rifle in original factory finishes and configuration. It grades in NRA very good to excellent condition with no notable wear and only a few very slight handling marks.
The overall condition is as follows with noteworthy exceptions and comments inserted below: The stock retains its factory finish in very good condition and the factory buttplate is intact. There are no cracks or stains in the wood and the checkering is crisp and unblemished. There are a few minor handling marks in the wood, but no gouges. The original bluing is intact and in excellent condition. There is light edge wear on the muzzle and extractor, but no other notable bluing wear. This rifle has the polish-blued finish on the stainless barrel - sometimes called "smokey" blue - this was an experimental bluing process for stainless barrels, which Winchester used for a short period of time. The bore of the heavy varmint profile barrel has strong rifling and no throat wear or other problems.
The stock finish is flaking in several small areas.
The bottom may be restored or replaced, as the excellent bluing shows absolutely no wear.
The receiver bluing has a very light impression from a prior scope mount.
All parts appear to be original to this rifle, including the bolt which is serial number matched to the receiver.
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 receive and transfer the rifle to you.