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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 59617. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with about 3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked however the buttstock is stamped with the assembly number “4642” on its rear face which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. There is no apparent reason for this anomaly. Close examination of the wood to metal fit reveals that the fit is about perfect and it is readily apparent that this is the orig buttstock to this rifle. On top of which the figure & color of the forearm exactly matches the buttstock. Accompanied by two identical Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1982 and the other 2006, which identify this rifle, as found, received in warehouse March 25, 1899 and shipped April 3, 1899 to Order #24324. Also accompanied by a copy of the ledger sheet for this rifle. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1899, other records disclose that it was manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 98-99% strong orig blue; takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, slightly thinned on bottom with some candy striping on the sides; receiver retains 96-98% bright orig blue with light sharp edge wear, some minor thinning on bottom and some very fine scratches on left side; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 60% thin blue. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & chips in the piano varnish and overall the buttstock retains about 98% brilliant varnish and the forearm about 85% brilliant varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44320 JR15 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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