1924 WINCHESTER Repeating Arms Model 03 .22 Win Auto Semi-Auto C&R Rifle
First Commercially Available Winchester Semi-Auto!
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1903 semi-automatic rifle manufactured in 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Winchester Model 1903 was the first commercially available semi-automatic firearm made by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Model 1903 is a blowback-operated, semi-automatic rifle produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company beginning in 1903 with production ending in 1932 with a total of 126,000 rifles produced.
The Winchester Model 1903 was designed by T.C. Johnson, who had joined Winchester in 1885 and had become nationally known as an inventor of rifles. The 1903 was first chambered for the .22 Winchester Automatic cartridge. In 1919, the Model 1903 moniker was shortened to Model 03, and following a partial redesign in the 1930s, was renamed the Model 63. In addition to other changes, the Model 63 fired the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. This cartridge was more popular than the .22 Winchester Automatic cartridge and was in popular demand.
The overall condition is very good. Original blue finish. The action is strong and tight. Bright bore with great rifling. The fore stock shows normal handling. The butt stock has a chip at the toe and a split at the top of the wrist behind the tang and a split on the right side of the wrist, both running along the grain. This rifle will run just fine due to the light cartridge but the stock is a part that could be shored up. Numbers match. A great little semi-auto .22 rifle from Winchester that your grandpa would have used!
This firearm is classified as a Curio and Relic.
Barrel is 20 inches.
Caliber: .22 Win Auto
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio and Relic.
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