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*SCARCE SOLID FRAME DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 405010. Cal. 405 WCF. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead Marbles front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 combination receiver sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered schnable tip forearm & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Buttstock & bbl have sling eyes. While the Model 1895 rifles in caliber 405 are not rare, they are more commonly found in takedown version than solid frame as found here. Model ’95 rifles in this caliber were highly prized big game rifles in the U.S., India & Africa. President Theodore Roosevelt was famously known for using the Model 1895 in caliber 405 on his African & Amazonian safaris to great effect. The 405 cartridge is very powerful and sufficient for even the largest & most dangerous North American big game and all but elephant, rhinoceros & probably Cape buffalo in Africa. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% glossy orig blue and the receiver about 80-85% orig blue with sharp edge wear and flaking, mostly on right side; magazine box retains about 70% orig blue; hammer retains virtually all of its bright orig blue and the lever about 50% with balance flaked to a light patina; buttplate is mostly a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, would make an awesome cowboy action shooter or would be suitable for nostalgic hunting or simply as a fine addition to a collection. 4-49009 JR131 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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