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FINE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36744. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. These early Model 1892 rifles & carbines are rarely found with high orig finish. They were considered as simply working tools and usually saw very hard service with limited or no maintenance on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue; receiver retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with some minor candy striping and light, very fine surface etching; lever & hammer retain bright to brilliant case colors and the buttplate is faded to smoky case colors; forend cap is flaked to about 50% blue with loss areas a dark patina. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and a couple of small bruises on buttstock and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows no evidence of use. 4-44601 JR81 (5,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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