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RARE SPECIAL ORDER EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 49086. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ extra light tapered oct bbl, full magazine, tall Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight dovetailed into the top flat rather than pedestal mounted as is usual on rapid taper bbls. It has 3-leaf platinum line express sight with slightly altered notch in the 50-yard leaf and a locking Lyman tang sight with built-in windage. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “6441” and “CH”. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock has assembly number “8522” along with “94” indicating a replaced buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in 30 caliber with extra light oct bbl, set trigger, Lyman hunting front sight and “plain pistol grip” stock, received in warehouse Dec. 7, 1898 and shipped same day to Order #15876. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue; forend cap retains 96-97% glossy orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with very light sharp edge wear and light candy striping down both sides; loading gate retains virtually all of its orig fire blue; lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded on hammer, brilliant on sides of lever, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Stock has a repaired chip on left side of wrist by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with stock retaining 97-98% glossy piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 60% glossy orig varnish with rear half showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44382 JR26 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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