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*VERY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 430071. Cal. 25-35. Rare semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ tapered extra-light oct to rnd bbl, half magazine and takedown with the rare feature of the half nickel front sight dovetailed into the bbl rather than on a pedestal as is usually found on lightweight rifles. It has semi-buckhorn rear sight with blued receiver and close coupled dbl set triggers. Left side of receiver is stamped in small letters “FROM W.F. SHEARD / TACOMA, WASH.” Rifle is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and one spot of pitting on round section; magazine tube & forend cap also retain about all of their strong orig blue with a fingerprint size spot of rust; takedown ring retains about 70% orig blue, being a blue/gray patina on bottom with two small areas of hammer marks; receiver retains 93-94% strong orig blue with some minor candy striping, a few light scratches and a couple of spots of rust on right side with thinning blue on bottom front and top rear edges; lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, very strong on hammer, brilliant on sides of lever, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with nicks, scratches and a couple of small gouges on buttstock with a bruise on left bottom edge of forearm and overall retains about all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-41540 JR273 (6,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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