Custom Winchester In 218 Bee Model 65 Rifle
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Winchester
- Caliber/Gauge: .218 Bee
967040 is a 1926 dated 1892 frame which was professionally built into the correct configeratin of the Model 65. This Winchester remains in excellent plus condition . The barrel is a factory mail order proofed barrel in 218 Bee. This shows a bright excellent plus bore; 100% original factory finish and the correct front and rear sights. (The 218 Bee was introduced in 1939) The receiver was professionally refinished to the correct color and fitted with a factory lower tang. The receiver is tapped for a receiver peep sight (removed by a prior owner) Despite the early serial number the top tang markings are not for a 92 but are the correct markings for the Model 53 & 65. The blue on the frame,tang and bolt rates at 99%. The wood is the correct Whelan semi beavertail fore end and pistol grip butt. The wood finish appears to be original factory with only a few minor storage or usage marks. The tang marking might suggest that this rifle may have been sent to Winchester in the late 1940's or early 50's. This speculation is not provable. A great example of a rifle in 218 Bee caliber. Non Restricted.