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VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN SHORT RIFLE. SN 81733. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with rare 19″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Rifle is also takedown configuration. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records research sheet identifying this rifle with 19″ half oct bbl, takedown with plain trigger. Received in warehouse Jan. 24, 1900 and shipped next day to Order #50585. Although the letter shows shipping in 1900 the receiver was actually produced in 1897. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear and some very slight thinning over chamber area; takedown ring is mostly a blue/gray patina; receiver retains about 75-80% orig blue, strong but thinning on the sides and over the top, mostly turned silver on bottom; hammer retains strong case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains very bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate is gray metal patina. Wood is sound with handling nicks, dings & scratches on the buttstock which retains 95-96% strong orig varnish; forearm retains about all of a fine Winchester style restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-41543 JR236 (5,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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