Rare Winchester Junior Rifle Corps Range Kit with Model 02 Rifle (W10991)
The Winchester Junior Rifle Corps was started in mid-1918 and at its peak had over 100,000 members in several countries. It operated into the 1930s. Winchester offered a Junior Rifle Corps Range Kit which included either a Model 02 (Kit No. 1) or a Model 04 (Kit No. 2) rifle and accessories including four boxes of Junior Rifle Corps 22 Short cartridges, a cartridge belt and pouch, 50 Junior Rifle Corps targets, a tube of Winchester rust remover, a tube of Winchester gun grease, a can of Winchester gun oil, cheese cloth for cleaning, a wire cleaning rod, and a "handsome mission-finish wood case fitted with leather handle. Very few have survived. This is a No. 1 Range Kit with the Winchester Model 02 rifle. The 18" round 22 Short, Long, or Extra Long caliber barrel has a very good bright bore with frosting in the grooves. The barrel and triggerguard are blue/brown. The stock is very good with scattered use dents and dings but no cracks or chips. The buttplate is intact. The wood case is very good with intact latches and handle and a couple of cracks on the lid. Overall, it is a very presentable case. The kit comes with the rifle, gun grease, rust remover, gun oil, a piece of cloth, a wrapped box of 50 Winchester 22 Long smokeless rifle target cartridges, a Winchester Junior Rifle Corps lapel pin, two NRA 75 Ft. small bore rifle targets, two fair Winchester-Western standard short range targets, three facsimiles of the 50 foot Winchester Junior Rifle Corps Medal Contest official target, a facsimile Winchester Junior Trapshooting score sheet, a 1920 Literary Digest magazine ad for the Junior Rifle Corps Range Kit and Winchester Junior Trapshooting Outfit, and the wood case with the Winchester decal on the front. If you collect 22s, Winchesters, or early shooting club outfits, this one is for you!