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*EXTREMELY RARE 14″ WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 679709. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade carbine with extremely rare 14″ bbl, full magazine with square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, gum wood with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Forearm is 7-7/8″ long vs. the 9″ of standard forearms. Accompanied by a Dept. of Treasury Letter dated June 26, 1981 addressed to Lewis Year out of Great Falls, MT, which lists this carbine by SN, exempting it from the provisions of the National Firearms Act. Short bbl carbines in and of themselves are rare but those of under 16″ are extremely rare and aside from the ultra-rare 12″ carbines, the 14″ versions are the most rare. The great majority of trapper carbine, especially those with bbls 16″ and under were sold previously to markets in South & Central America where they saw hard service in jungle conditions with little or no maintenance. Very few are found today with any orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with light losses on high points of bbl bands; receiver retains 75% strong orig blue with the losses from flaking, not wear, and a few scattered spots of light pitting on right side; left side of receiver also has flaking and a halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 95% strong blue. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41544 JR275 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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