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*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPECIAL ORDER SHORT RIFLE. SN 812888. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade rifle with the very rare 16″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marbles ivory bead Improved front sight, flattop rear sight and a Marbles extended locking tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Forearm is 7-3/8″ long as is found on most true short rifles vs. the standard 8-3/8″. Short rifles, such as this one, are very rare when one considers that probably for less money the customer could have ordered a carbine of the same length with less weight. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95-97% strong orig blue turning a little plum on outer radius of magazine tube; receiver, forend cap & buttplate have flaked to a smooth brown patina with blue in sheltered areas, showing very little wear; lever & hammer retain strong blue, flaked to a light blue/brown patina on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a small gouge on right wrist, a few scratches & nicks and retains about all of its bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41545 JR268 (5,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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