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*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 858465. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Very rare short rifle with a 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sporting front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rifle forearm 8-3/8″ long and straight stock with crescent buttplate. While these special order short rifles were available to the general public it has been this cataloger’s experience that the majority of them were ordered and used by the movie industry. Most of the movie industry short rifles were made up from left over parts and frequently show unusual configurations, however that is not the case here. This rifle is completely orig in all ways & remains as ordered. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 99% plus crisp, orig blue finish. Receiver, lever & hammer retain about 97-98% glossy orig blue with a scratch on left side of receiver and a small cleaned area on the right side, with one small spot of flaking on the top right. Buttplate retains about 85% crisp, orig blue, the balance having flaked to a dark patina. Buttstock has a couple of small nicks & minor mars in the surface and overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Few of these special order rifles are found today and almost never with any orig finish. 4-48452 JR221 (4,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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