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Found a model 65 for sale and has the wp proof and a circle p proof linked by a boxed x.  It is chambered in 218 bee. Can some one comment on what this means. thanks

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Found a model 65 for sale and has the wp proof and a circle p proof linked by a boxed x.  It is chambered in 218 bee. Can some one comment on what this means. thanks

  

Can you provide a picture(s) of the markings you mention?  What is the serial number on the rifle in question?

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Found a model 65 for sale and has the wp proof and a circle p proof linked by a boxed x.  It is chambered in 218 bee. Can some one comment on what this means. thanks

  

If you mean both the WP oval & “circle P” (mail-order mark) are in line on the brl, that has been interpreted as the factory’s use of a mail-order brl for a factory re-barreling job. 

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Bert,

I have been watching this 65 at Amoskeag in the link below.  That sounds like the same marking, but does not have photos of the proof marks.

I recall seeing the described proof marking recently on a Proxibid firearm, but did not save a photo of the marks or the link to the lot. 

https://www.proxibid.com/Guns-Military-Artifacts/Rifles/Winchester-Model-65-Lever-Action-Rifle/lotInformation/78761948#topoflot

An interesting topic.

thank you, Kevin 

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Bert,

I have been watching this 65 at Amoskeag in the link below.  That sounds like the same marking, but does not have photos of the proof marks.

I recall seeing the described proof marking recently on a Proxibid firearm, but did not save a photo of the marks or the link to the lot. 

https://www.proxibid.com/Guns-Military-Artifacts/Rifles/Winchester-Model-65-Lever-Action-Rifle/lotInformation/78761948#topoflot

An interesting topic.

thank you, Kevin 

Kevin,

The Model 65 rifle currently listed in the Amoskeag auction is definitely a very late production gun, and is most likely a parts clean-up.  The double proof marking on the barrel would be consistent with it being a parts clean-up.  However, I have never seen he markings in a “boxed X” before.  I certainly would like to see a nice clear close-up picture of it.

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Bert,

I will do some searching on proxibid and see if I can locate the old listing with the photo.  It was as described in the Amoskeag listing with a box around an X with the P and the PW in the upper and lower open portions of the x.  

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Bert,

I will do some searching on proxibid and see if I can locate the old listing with the photo.  It was as described in the Amoskeag listing with a box around an X with the P and the PW in the upper and lower open portions of the x.  

  

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