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VERY RARE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 44168. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Special Order ’92 rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine with combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X center crotch, flame grain 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 “1911” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved in slightly modified #10 style with the large vignette of a whitetail buck like the #6 engraving pattern on the left side and light foliate arabesque scrolls on right side with a small silver inlaid rectangular 7/8″ X 1/4″, engraved “Frances Stone from AWH”. Both sides are surrounded by very fine wavelet borders. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 44 with rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, takedown with $5.00 engraving and “Frances Slone (sic) from AWH”, received in warehouse May 16, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #11541. Any special order feature on a Model 1892 is a great rarity as these little rifles & carbines were usually working tools and saw hard service throughout their working lives and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue; magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue with the majority of losses from takedown around the magazine band; takedown ring retains 90-93% orig blue, bright on sides, dull on top & bottom; receiver retains 93-95% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some dulling on raised area at front of receiver and some very fine pin prick surface etching and a couple of fine scratches; lever & hammer retain fading case colors, bright in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and overall retains most of an outstanding factory style restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44598 JR80 (25,000-40,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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