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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Preview of Fine Winchester Sporting Arms in Upcoming Premiere

Rock Island Auction Company will be ending another record setting year with a spectacular year ending premiere auction this November 30th, December 1st and 2nd which in part will feature another array of fine Winchester sporting arms including the always desirable, work horse hunting rifle, the Model 70 rifle and the Model 21 Shotgun, which has been the favorite of many for generations.
This auction features 44 Pre-64 Model 70 rifles and 15 Model 21 shotguns. The Model 70s being offered range in caliber from the 22 Hornet to the powerful 458 Winchester Magnum. Highlighting the Model 21s is an early Pre-War Skeet/Trap Grade (Lot 1744), with an extra set of barrels and a factory letter, an engraved Trap Grade, (Lot 3468), with a Cody letter, a scarce Deluxe Trap and Skeet marked, (Lot 3477), and a rare and exceptional Deluxe Skeet Grade, (Lot 1664), with a Cody letter. If your collecting pleasure is the ever popular Winchester Model 70 rifle we will be offering 48 Model 70s of which 44 are the desirable Pre-64 models. Highlighting the grouping of Pre-64 rifles is a magnificent rare special order Super Grade in 300 H&H Magnum caliber with the original box, (Lot 4439). This rifle features full checkering, no forearm screw provision and a fish tail shape on the wrist checkering, all special order features. There is a fantastic rare special order Super Grade Featherweight with the original factory box, (Lot 3440). These two are the finest special order Model 70 Super Grade rifles in existence and the finest RIAC has ever offered for public sale. Also an excellent and scarce Featherweight in .264 Winchester Magnum caliber, (Lot 3449), an outstanding and scarce Featherweight, (Lot 3502), again in the .264 Winchester Magnum caliber, an exceptional and rare Featherweight, (Lot 3483) in .358 Winchester Caliber, Lot 3448 in the rare and desirable .35 Remington caliber, a desirable heavy barrel Bull Gun, (Lot 3494), in 300 H&H Magnum , Lot 3442 a mint Alaskan in .375 H&H Magnum, a scoped Super Grade, (Lot 3495), in .375 H&H Magnum caliber and a very attractive and finely engraved Super Grade, (Lot 3482), in .458 Winchester Magnum. Among the Post-64s is a signed factory engraved gold inlaid Ultra Grade Featherweight 1 of 1,000, (Lot 3447), which includes its original box and "coffin" case still sealed in the original box.

The Model 70s and Model 21s listed above are just a portion of what is being offered for public sale in our upcoming - December auction and as you can see Rock Island Auction Company is once again offering a spectacular selection of some of the most popular Winchester sporting arms for every collector's budget. We cannot encourage you enough to come and see this spectacular collection and many more this November 30th, December 1st and 2nd.  Our sale contains something for virtually everyone and covers the entire spectrum from antique black powder arms to Class III Items. Our catalog is available online for free, or we can ship you one today, just complete the online order form, call 1-800-238-8022, fax 1-309-797-1655, or e-mail We look forward to any inquiries, and hope to see you at the sale!