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RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 124562. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare ’92 rifle with extremely rare 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and a reproduction 1876/1886 style rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with about 2X shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered 8-3/8″ forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes. The lower tang of this rifle is unmarked as is the buttplate. Rear face of buttstock has what appears to be, an assembly number “336”. Receiver has close coupled dbl-set triggers. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are nicely engraved in #10 style with a walking whitetail buck on left side and foliate arabesque patterns on right side. Forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Top three flats of bbl, between receiver & rear sight, are engraved to match with more matching engraving patterns on top three flats around front sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 44 with 20″ oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock, engraved, rod in butt, screw eyes and “made set”, received in warehouse Oct. 30, 1899 and shipped Nov. 10, 1899 to Order #2732. Although the letter indicates shipment in 1899, this rifle was actually produced in 1986. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. It appears that during this restoration some or possibly all of the engraving may have been re-cut. Wood is sound with a few tiny handling & storage nicks. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-44623 JR88 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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