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*DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 308997. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ full matted rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, ivory bead combination front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It also has close coupled double set triggers. Mounted with extra finish, about 1X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The bbl markings are all shifted to the left side to accommodate the matted top. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “1181” and “RX”. The assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with Lyman combination front and Lyman receiver sights “no rear seat”. It also indicates a 4-cartridge magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate, takedown, matted, smokeless, nickel steel bbl, received in the warehouse Sept. 8, 1909 and shipped same day to Order #218006. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about all of their orig blue with some minor chemical staining and light wear around the muzzle. Takedown ring retains about 95% orig blue. Receiver retains about 90% crisp orig blue with the majority of loss on bottom front edge and minor sharp edge wear. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with very light handling & storage marks and shows very light diamond point wear and overall retains about all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44356 JR6 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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