RARE WINCHESTER PROTOTYPE SINGLE SHOT PISTOL
Cal. 22 RF
Prototype bolt-action pistol based on the model 1900-1902 rifles. Popularity of their single shot rifles led Winchester to explore producing a pistol version. An estimated 100 pistols of various designs were produced in the early 1900s. Many were kept by employees. Bbl. 13 5/8″ of rapid taper style. Top is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.”. Dovetail mounted bead front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Brass frame w/ integral trigger guard & thumb piece. 2 piece walnut grips. WEIGHT: 2 lbs, 7.6 oz. CONDITION: bbl. & action finish is fading to gray showing small dents & spots of freckling. Brass action has acquired a mild patina. Grips have age darkened appearance showing light wear w/ scattered marks. Lightly pitted bore retains intact rifling. (/DS). CURIO. $4000-6000.