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Winchester 1903 .22 automatic Deluxe. I got this last year at a local gunshow in Pensacola Florida from an older gentleman who said it was a family gun. It had been in the family from his grandfather’s time. Serial number 56856 puts manufacturer date 1909.  From looking at the rifle evidence shows it 100% to be authentic. I hope everyone enjoys seeing Winchester Deluxe even though it’s a .22

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May 1909.   Pictures ??

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I would not consider it a “100% authentic” rifle.  The repair to the butt stock (the large chunk of wood that was replaced & refinished) takes it out of the “100%” original category.  It is a Model 1903 “Fancy Finished” Rifle though, and that makes it somewhat less common.

The attached picture is a scanned copy of the October 1911 Catalogue No. 77

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Yeah it is a shame that both the top and bottom of the buttstock has been repaired. But as far as repairs go, they are very well done. It is what it is though. Overall a very Nice 1903!

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You don’t see a, “fancy” version of the M1903 every day.  I’ve never owned one.  

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steve004 said
You don’t see a, “fancy” version of the M1903 every day.  I’ve never owned one.  

  

I’m wondering why that may be, Steve. 1903’s aren’t especially common but I’ve only seen a handful or less of the fancy specimens. It’s hard to find a nice specimen of the 1903, 63’s are a bit easier. Can’t recall seeing a fancy 63. May need to try a little harder.

 

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You don’t see a, “fancy” version of the M1903 every day.  I’ve never owned one.  

  

When you look at the listed price (in the 1911 catalog), it is relatively easy to see why very few people would have ordered the Fancy grade Model 1903 rifle.

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