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RARE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION 1ST TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1693. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful early rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, Lyman 2-leaf folding rear sight, one leaf missing & Lyman tang sight. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is 1st type with cartridge guide screw heads exposed on the outside. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked, however right side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “233” and “XXX”. Assembly number “14401” is found on rear face of buttstock under buttplate and assembly number “5” is marked inside toe of buttplate. ’94 rifles with 1st type receivers are very rare having been produced only in 1894 & 1895. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 4, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #6377. Although this letter shows shipment in 1895, the receiver was actually manufactured in 1894. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 94-95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few minor nicks & dings; magazine tube retains 95-96% strong orig blue and forend cap about 95%; receiver retains about 92-94% orig blue, strong on sides with light candy striping, thinning over top & bottom; hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors with brilliant case colors on sides of lever, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44401 JR44 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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