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*VERY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 656861. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Scarce Angelo Stokes engraved ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with an unusual dbl dovetailed front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marbles locking tang sight. Receiver is beautifully engraved with the very large rnd vignette of a bobcat & rabbit in a very detailed field scene on left side and a standing buck antelope in a very detailed prairie scene on the right side, all surrounded by very well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a fine stippled background. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring, forend cap, buttplate tang and about 2″ over chamber area of the bbl. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a replaced sliver by the top tang channel on right side. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “301” and a single “X”. It also has an X’d out assembly number “10705”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock along with “92”. In addition, the rear face of the buttstock is marked in pencil in script “Engr 9”. Matching assembly number “301” is also found inside the toe of the buttplate, rear face of the forearm, left side of the bolt and bottom flat of bbl under the forearm. A search of available publications relating to Winchester rifles disclosed no similar engraving vignette patterns although the foliate arabesque patterns are distinctively Stokes. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains 96-98% bright blue and takedown ring about 96-97% dull orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some minor flaking on right side; lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue with some light surface flaking on lever; buttplate retains about 90% orig blue with light surface rust and some pitting on heel. Stock has the aforementioned repair, otherwise wood is sound with usual storage & handling nicks, dings & scratches and overall retains 96-97% strong piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44602 JR47 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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