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*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 47363. Cal. 405 WCF. Fine deluxe ’95 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl that has pedestal mounted 3 position front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with very highly figured, about 3 X American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of the lever is stamped “K.S.M.”. These initials are those of an inspector for the Russian military contract which indicates that this lever was rejected by the military but found serviceable and installed on this rifle. Top of receiver ring is matted. The 405 cartridge was very popular as a big game hunting round, especially in India and Africa for dangerous game. In fact one of the most famous African big game rifles was a Model 1895 in caliber 405 used by President Theodore Roosevelt on his 1909-10 African safari with his son Kermit. He reportedly killed almost every species of African game with his Model 1895. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its orig blue, slightly thinned over the carry point and top rear edges. Cartridge box and lever are also slightly thinned with dull finish on the lever. Top tang is a blue-grey patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of the beautiful restored finish. Buttplate has a crack emanating from the bottom screw hole. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48434 JR183 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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