Every once in a while a rifle comes along in such good condition, we are forced to doubly scrutinize it to verify it is actually a factory-original rifle and not a superb restoration. This is one of those rifles - so perfect we were compelled to forensically authenticate its originality before listing it for sale.
This is a beautiful Type-III-1 Super Grade rifle chambered in .30-06. Produced in 1949, this rifle is Winchester catalog symbol number G7064C, equipped from the factory with the Lyman 48 WJS receiver sight. The rifle retains all original factory finishes with no added holes or other modifications. It grades in NRA excellent, approaching perfect condition.
The original bluing is excellent with no edge wear or evidence of use. There is a very small scratch on the floorplate, but the bluing otherwise grades at 100%. The bore of the 24" barrel is perfect with no evidence of use. The lands and throat are polished (as was done in the factory to Super Grade rifles), but the grooves of the bore still retain a blued finish, indicating it has seen few to no rounds down it - perhaps only the test round(s) from the factory proof test. The face of the bolt shows no cartridge shadowing from use. Under the sight hood is the correct Redfield gold bead sight, which is unique to the Super Grade rifle. The stock is in superb condition which corresponds to the condition of the metal parts, with no cracks, stains or other noteworthy blemishes, and just a couple very faint storage marks. The original steel buttplate is perfect with no bluing wear on the heal or toe. The checkering is crisp and unblemished. The rifle is mechanically sound with no evident problems and bolt is serial number matched to the rifle.
It is our assessment this is a genuine factory Super Grade rifle, in factory original condition, and having seen little to no use.
Noteworthy is the manufacturing irregularity in the serial number where the stamp had a spacer inadvertently inserted between two digits rather than at the end of the serial number string.
NOTE: This item can only be shipped directly to you if you are an FFL or C&R license holder. If this is not the case, the item must be shipped to an FFL holder near you who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can assist in this way.
This item is only available for shipment to US addresses.