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*VERY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 303502. Cal. 32 WS. Fine deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and smokeless rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are silver plated. Mounted with about 2X nicely figured American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with silver plated brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “903” and “XX. Assembly number is found in the top tang channel of the buttstock with an additional number “1034” on rear face of buttstock. No assembly number was observed in the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle originally in caliber 32 WS with half oct bbl and plain trigger shipped on May 26, 1906 to Order #54436. It shows repair & return on June 19, 1906 to Order #7019 with the notation “checkered stock, pistol grip, Swiss plate, silver trimmings”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains most of its factory silver plating with light edge wear and freckling over most of the surface, especially on left side. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig silver plating and the buttplate about 90% silver plating. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with several small chips in the varnish on the buttstock. Forearm retains about 70% orig varnish showing moderate wear. Buttstock retains 93-95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness about midpoint. 4-44360 JR3 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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