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*FINE INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 439510. Cal. 30 WCF. Fine identified deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is engraved in #6 style with a standing Big Horn ram on the left side and a whitetail buck on right side. Left top flat of bbl, forward of rear sight, is engraved with the script initials “A.C.S.” Mounted with about 2X American walnut with B-style carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “7150” and “X”. Assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by an undated letter over the signature of James H. Scott which identifies this rifle by SN as having been purchased by his grandfather, Dr. Arthur C. Scott, Sr. The letter states that Dr. Scott was a surgeon in Gainesville, TX who was hired by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway to become the company surgeon. In 1892 Dr. Scott formed a partnership which established the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. The letter further states that sometime between 1910 and 1915 Dr. Scott used this rifle in Alaska to harvest two large caribou and a very large moose. He further states that this rifle had passed down from his grandfather to his father and to him. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except buttplate which is properly unnumbered. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% orig blue turned a little dull on magazine tube with some scattered chemical spotting on the bbl. Receiver retains about 88-90% orig blue, strong on sides, thin on bottom and showing edge wear. Lever & hammer retain fading case colors, strong on sides of lever. Wood is sound with numerous light scratches and a couple of nicks on buttstock. Forearm retains 93-95% bright piano varnish and the buttstock 92-94% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-44365 JR4 (17,500-27,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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