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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ENGRAVED DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 879123. Cal. 25-35. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman locking tang sight with windage in the base. Receiver has close-coupled dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut wit H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes. Right side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “48” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Angelo Stokes in #6 patterns consisting of the large vignette of a Big Horn sheep on the left side and a whitetail buck on the right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet borders. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top tang, floorplate and chamber area of the bbl with light patterns on forend cap. Cody Firearms Museum Records indicate the SN applied for 6-29-1918. No other information available. Late deluxe ’94 rifles are scarce and engraved ones are quite rare. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with a couple of small rub spots and very faint sharp edge wear; takedown ring retains about 75% orig blue with the balance a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with the buttstock retaining about all of a fine professionally restored finish and the forearm retains 60-70% strong orig oil finish showing wear on rear edge with moderate wear on the checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46943 (17,500-22,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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