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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 147289. Cal. 25-35. Scarce rifle in rare caliber, standard grade with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with tall gold bead Lyman front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger-striped, straight grain American walnut, with straight stock and crescent buttplate. ’94 rifles in this cal. are rarely found today with any orig finish or a decent shootable bore. Because the cal. was suitable for game up to deer sized animals and therefore the rifles were considered ladies or boys guns and usually reflect that level of attention. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig blue on the bbl, magazine tube, forend cap, takedown ring and receiver with receiver showing a few very fine scratches and faint sharp edge wear. Loading gate retains virtually all of its bright fire blue. Lever and hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, lightly faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains traces of case colors mostly faded to medium patina. Forearm has a hairline at the rear edge, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright, orig factory varnish, lightly dulled on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Has been fired, but very little. 4-48438 JR208 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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