its a beatiful rifle mm 600.00
I ran across a gun with the same setup. I have no idea why or what it might be worth either.
Seen one at the pawn shop for $389.00.. The ammo is about $70.00
The collector value can only be assessed by a visual inspection & evaluation. Bert H.
I can start with the fact that total production of the winchester model 65 was only 5,714 rifles made between the years 1933-1947.their serial numbers fall into the range of the model 1892 winchester,s.The .218 bee caliber was introduced in 1939.While the 25-20WCF is the rarest,the .218 Bee is the caliber with the most demand.I hope this helps a little.
My research indicates the the Winchester model 1892 rifle was not chambered for the .218 Bee,however it was a popular rechambering for the model 1892 rifles whose bores were shot out.This is a possability in your case.I also believe that there were some Winchester model 1892 copy,s that were made by Browning and other manufactures lately.I would say that the value depends on what the market will bring.Anywhere from 350 dollars and up,depending on overall condition.
The Model 1892 Winchester lever action rifle was made in .218 Bee, .25-20 WCF, .32-20 WCF, .38-40 WCF, and .44-40 WCF. (WCF is Winchester Center Fire). Godbear Tennessee
100-1000 USD or more depending on specifics
The collector value of your Model 65 218 BEE (not "bumblebee") can only be assessed by a visual inspection & evaluation. Old Winchesters are very much like old classic automobiles... the graded condition and factory originality are the key factors in determining what they are truly worth.
Circa 1938. If you remove the forend stock and magazine tube, you will find a 2-digit year date stamped on the bottom of the barrel.
Can't be answered without knowing the maker's name
Yes, between 1936-1938 for three years, in five versions. If it is in good original condition not altered