Image Lot Price Description






1057
$6,325.00

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 446834. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. These earlier ’94 rifles were considered working man’s tools and at the time this rifle was produced the majority of America’s business was still conducted from the back of a horse or in a wagon, which, of necessity exposed these rifles to all manner of natural elements which deteriorated the finish rather rapidly. Finding a standard grade model ’94 rifle of this era with high orig finish is somewhat a rarity. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall, bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & receiver retain 98-99% crisp, orig factory blue with some slight thinning on the high point of the forend cap and sharp edges of the receiver with some minor thinning, 2 to 3 very light scratches and a few tiny freckles of surface etching. Lever & hammer retain faded case colors and buttplate smoky case colors, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound with a couple of nicks in the forend and a very few, very scattered tiny nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually of its very bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48440 JR209 (4,000-7,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.