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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER ANTIQUE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21098. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in a time when the west was still a little wild and the only mode of transportation was horseback, wagon or buggy which exposed any firearm to extremes of weather and conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. These light rifles were simple working tools that usually teamed up with Colt revolvers using identical cartridges. It is most unusual to find one of these rifles with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, crisp and orig with bbl & forend cap retaining nearly all of their crisp, orig factory finish showing only faint muzzle end wear. Receiver retains 96-97% crisp, orig factory finish with a couple small flaked areas on each side and slight wear on the top rear edges, with faint sharp edge wear. Lever, hammer & magazine plug retain virtually all of their crisp, brilliant orig case colors. Buttplate retains virtually all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is exceptionally fine with a few very light scratches on the left side of buttstock, a couple of small nicks on the right side and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-48458 JR227 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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