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Fine Newer Rifles
W716 WINCHESTER COOEY MARKED SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # W716
Marked on the back of the receiver "ACE 1 22 LR". This is a Canadian made Winchester . Fine bore. Wood retains most varnish. Made without a buttplate. About 50% blue turning a plum color. Good markings. Nice little gun.
It is a .22 V/L cal. (case less air ignited cartridge). Daisy produced these for a very short time (1968-69) when the BATF ruled that the gun constituted a firearm and since Daisy was only licensed to manufacture air weapons they decided to discontinue production. 18" round bbl, blued metal, standard sights and walnut stock. Only 4,000 of these Special Presentation Model rifles were produced for dealers. This one is in VG condition with just a couple scratches on the metal and wood.