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RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1894 LIGHT WEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 46804. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ rapid taper, extra light, oct bbl, full magazine, tall ivory bead jack front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding bbl sight and Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with extra finish American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the assembly number “5990” and “RB” which presumably stands for rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1896, only the 2nd year of 1894 production, at which time special orders were not common, especially lightweight bbls. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with extremely light muzzle edge wear and one or two tiny nicks. Receiver retains about 96-97% strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some thinning on the bottom at the carry point and dulling on the sides of the front raised area. Hammer retains strong case colors. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, moderately faded on the outer faces. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, a little dark in the grooves. This is a wonderful, well balanced ’94 rifle. 4-48444 JR188 (15,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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