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VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLATSIDE LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 1481. Cal. 30 US (30-40 Krag). Standard grade musket with 28″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted German silver front sight and ski jump musket rear sight that is completely unmarked. Bbl has standard markings including “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER” and has caliber marking over the chamber. Lever is solid first type. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, nicely figured with full length forearm that has grasping grooves and two bbl bands with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a cord & brass pull-through cleaning jag & brush. Upper band & buttstock have musket swivels. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 30, received in warehouse Oct. 22, 1896 and shipped four days later. Returned & repaired Jan. 30, 1907. Flatside muskets are the most rare and almost never encountered with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Eldon Owens Collection, Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, bbl bands & forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, bright orig blue showing little or no wear; receiver, magazine box, lever & buttplate also retain virtually all of their orig factory blue with some light candy striping and a few scratches on the receiver with faint sharp edge wear; hammer & trigger link retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with no visible flaws and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-47626 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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