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2063
$5,175.00

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE 1895 VARIANT WITH MUSKET BARREL.

SN 1033180. Cal. 30WCF. 22″ bbl. 20″ magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. This is an extremely rare example of the model 1894/95 variant, where Winchester used a surplus bbl from a model 1895 musket. The musket front-sight is present as is the front mounting hole for the musket rear-sight, which has been plugged. An orig 20″ magazine tube was used. Accompanying this carbine is an article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, for The Winchester Collector magazine, describing the Model 94/95 carbines. This exact carbine is pictured at the front of the article. This exact carbine is also listed by number in an inventory of these very rare Winchesters. Inventory even notes that the bbl has been drilled at the rear sight. It also notes the extremely rare 22″ bbl length. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retains 60-70% blue finish, with most of the wear on the top of the bbl behind the front-sight. Bbl markings are clear. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 40-50% blue finish that has flaked and scratched, which is common to this vintage. Hammer and lever show considerable blue finish. Tang and cal markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good to fine and full-sized. There are only minuscule handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate shows blue on the tang with the balance a silver-gray patina. Bbl band and magazine hanger retain traces of orig blue. Here is an opportunity to obtain an example of an extremely rare variation of the model 1894 carbine from an esteemed collection. 50940-10 TEP (5,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 2063

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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