Image Lot Price Description


*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE STAINLESS STEEL 2-BARREL SET WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 945578. Cal. 25-20 & 32 WCF (32-20). Beautiful special order ’92 with two 24-1/4″ oct bbls, 2/3 and 1/2 magazines, takedown, standard front sights and Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sights and a locking Lyman tang sight with windage adjustment in the base. Mounted with straight grain American walnut that has I-style checkered forearms & straight stock with serrated steel buttplate. Both bbls are marked “STAINLESS STEEL”. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with red, white & blue top label and two gray/green end labels, one marked “25-20 WCF” and the other “32 WCF”, both with matching SNs and both overstamped “TAKE DOWN” and “STAINLESS BBL”. Box has two bands of Winchester trademark paper tape and contains its orig wooden dividers and waxed paper. Top of box has two ink stamps “STAINLESS STEEL.” Stainless steel bbls on any Winchester is a rarity having been produced for only a year or so, checkered wood stainless guns are even more rare and a 2-bbl set is pretty much unknown. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be pristine and as new with both bbls retaining virtually all of their crisp orig Japanned finish with normal scuffing to the bottom of the bbl surface from disassembly. The magazine tubes retain all of their orig blue; forend caps & takedown rings retain nearly all of their strong orig blue with light flaking on forend cap of the 32 caliber bbl and light flaking on both takedown rings; receiver retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with one small spot of flaking on right side. Wood is sound with only a couple of very minor nicks in each of the forearms and no discernible flaws in the buttstock and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores, both appear to be unfired. Box has taped corners and shows moderate to heavy wear and light soil. 4-46087 JR243 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.