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SCARCE EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15330. Cal. 38-55. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight and Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with about 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “3052”, “XX” and “S”. Rear face of the buttstock, under the buttplate and inside toe of buttplate are also marked with the matching assembly number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum work sheet which identifies this rifle as found, received in warehouse July 17, 1896 and shipped next day to Order #14307. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with some thinning around magazine band from takedown operation; takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, slightly thinned; receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some minor flaking and candy striping with light sharp edge wear; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever brilliant case colors on sides, fading on outer faces; buttplate retains 95-96% glossy orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks in the varnish and overall retains about all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, bolt face retains about all of its orig blue. 4-44385 JR25 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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