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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 393271. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Rare, deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock that has checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes with orig hooks & leather sling. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “9831”, “X” and “S” which apparently stands for shotgun butt. Left side of lower tang has another assembly number “3666” which has been crossed out. Rear face of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number “9831” and has another assembly number crossed out. Also as the initials “C.B.B.”. While model 1892 rifles are fairly prolific, with over 1 million produced from 1892 to 1941, not very many were produced in deluxe configuration and most of those deluxe rifles found today are usually in mediocre or worse condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and all orig. Overall the metal retains 98-99% crisp, orig blue with only faint muzzle end wear and some very, very faint sharp edge wear on the receiver. Receiver has 2 or 3 very fine scratches and some minor flaking on the bolt. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48457 JR231 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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