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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 308994. Cal. 38-55. Semi-deluxe rifle with scarce oct to rnd extra lightweight 26″ bbl, full magazine, gold bead pedestal mounted front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with capped pistol grip buttstock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 2008 and the other 2009 which are identical and identify this rifle, as found, with extra lightweight half oct nickel steel bbl, set trigger, plain wood stock with pistol grip, Lyman front sight/Winchester high velocity, takedown, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Jan. 7, 1908 and shipped same day to Order #136503. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with two fingerprints of pitting on bbl near muzzle; forend cap & takedown ring are matching condition; receiver retains about 97% crisp orig blue with a small ding on top left rear edge that has been touched up; left side also has a couple of small cleaned spots; lever & hammer retain about all of their brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with a few light storage & handling nicks & dings and some small bruises on the comb and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory blue. 4-44328 JR12 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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