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RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 65969. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Rare,early, semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ special order oct to rnd bbl and equally scarce full magazine with this feature. It has half nickel front sight with screw and 3 leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with select, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & Winchester hard rubber buttplate with teat. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “8280” and “RB” which stand for rubber buttplate. This rifle will letter, as found, in 30 cal. with half oct bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock with hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Received in warehouse Aug 26, 1899 and shipped Aug 29, 1899 to order #34154. Although the Cody Firearms Museum records report shipping in 1899, it appears that the rifle was probably made in 1896. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and all orig. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, orig blue with 1 small scrape on the forend cap and 1 tiny spot on the bbl. Receiver retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with light sharp edge wear and very light thinning over the top and bottom at the carry point. Hammer retains bright case colors, brilliant on the rear edge. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, inside the trigger loop and in sheltered areas, faded on the outer faces. Wood is sound with 1 tiny gouge on the left wrist and a very few, small, light nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish, slightly dulled on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, bright, shiny bore, has been fired, but very little. 4-48447 JR206 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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