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WONDERFUL 1ST TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3163. Cal. 38-55. Rare 1st type standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. In the recent past, this cataloger read the draft of an article written by the late Tommy Rholes and Jeb Klitzke regarding the production of these early 1894 rifles. Their research disclosed that they were produced in very limited numbers only in 1894 & 1895. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1993 and the other 2001, which identify this rifle, as found, received in warehouse July 30, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #16643. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, near new. The bbl, magazine & forend cap retaining about 98-99% strong orig blue; receiver, floorplate & bolt retain about 97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and some minor thinning on bottom at carry point; left side of receiver has a fine jagged scratch and right side some minor flaking; lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on sides, moderately faded on outer faces of the lever; buttplate retains about 75% faded case colors. Wood is sound with only a couple of very minor light mars in the finish and overall retains about all of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44397 JR23 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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