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RARE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 835. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “17” and “XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock bears the assembly number “8” and the buttplate is unmarked. Buttstock is a dark reddish color which does not match the honey color of the forearm. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Jan. 23, 1895 and shipped Feb. 6, 1895 to Order #7287. Although the shipping record shows shipment in 1895, this rifle receiver was actually manufactured in early 1894. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig blue and forend cap 70-75% glossy orig blue; receiver retains just about all of its crisp, glossy orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some minor freckling on right side and two lightly cleaned spots on left side; hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, turned slightly dark; lever retains brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a very few, very light handling & storage mars and retains virtually all of its piano varnish finish; loading gate retains about all of its orig fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig blue. 4-44377 JR28 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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