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 stock retains its factory finish in very good to excellent 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 very minor handling marks in the wood, but no gouges. The original finish is in excellent condition with a few very minor flakes as seen in the photos. The original bluing is intact and in excellent condition. The receiver bluing has a very light impression from a prior scope mount. 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 26" stainless barrel is excellent with no throat erosion, no pitting, no appreciable wear and just very slight heat checking in the first inch or so of the bore. This last item is very common for light recoil rounds and will not affect accuracy (see borescope images).
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.