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FINE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 68392. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, extra finish American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Oct. 26, 1899 and shipped next day to Order #43289. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1899, records indicate that it was manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% crisp orig factory blue; takedown ring retains about 96-97% orig blue with the only losses a small area of fine pitting on left side; receiver retains 96-97% crisp orig blue with some very minor flaking and faint sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains bright case colors on tang, fading on the face. Wood is sound with a couple of minor scratches and very light storage & handling mars and overall retains most of its crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-44327 JR13 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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