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*WONDERFULLY ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 565676. Cal. 38-55. Fine engraved deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman jack front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with fine, center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “844”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is unnumbered. Receiver is very nicely engraved with the vignette of a standing grizzly bear in a forest scene on the left side and a standing bull elk on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by full coverage, well executed foliate arabesque patterns with very fine shaded background. Left front side of receiver also has a running doe deer incorporated into the engraving patterns. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap are engraved to match with a large flower blossom around the forend cap screws. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall the metal retains 93-95% blue, showing wear and turning plum on bottom of receiver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of a hand worn finish, showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. This exact rifle is pictured and credited on p 284 of Wilson’s Book of Winchester Engraving. 4-48410 JR205 (15,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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