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RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134550. Cal. 25-20. Beautiful semi-deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “7500” and “OH”. It appears that this number was stamped over an obliterated number. Left side of upper tang is marked “C10036CFRB”. Rear face of buttstock is marked “94” and has the assembly number “9418”. Inside toe of buttplate also has assembly number “9418”. Given the superb wood to metal fit between buttstock & receiver it is readily apparent that this buttstock was factory installed which is likely indicative of the number & letters on the upper tang. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse May 2, 1900 and shipped next day to Order #57566. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1900 it was actually manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 98% bright orig factory blue with some very minor candy striping and faint sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, fading on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 95% bright orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright orig finish showing only light dulling of the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44617 JR87 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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