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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 235785. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order ’92 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & Winchester hard rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1903 when the west was still a little wild and most of the travel & business of that era was from horseback, wagon or buggy. Firearms usually were exposed to inclement weather and harsh circumstances, usually with little maintenance. Being a small bore it was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, forend cap and receiver retain nearly all of their crisp factory blue with only faint muzzle end wear, a slight thinning on the high point of forend cap and some tiny flaking on left side of receiver. Top tang shows moderate flaking which has turned to a medium patina. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright on the hammer, brilliant on the lever. Buttstock has 2 or 3 very minor dings and overall the wood retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48459 JR228 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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