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2067
$3,737.50

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE/1895 VARIANT.

SN 1027817. Cal. 30WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring mounted on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. The model 94/95 variant is an extremely rare version of the model 1894 carbine. When the model 95 was discontinued, Winchester used the surplus 95 bbls on model 1894 carbines. The bbl was shortened from the breech end and re-chambered for the 30WCF cartridge. The bbl was then marked for the model 94 Winchester. The bbl on this carbine retains the orig ramp front-sight of the model 1895. These carbines were produced in the late 1920’s and are extremely rare. Accompanying this carbine is an article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, for The Winchester Collector magazine, describing this extremely rare variation of the Model 94/95 variant or “Hybrid” carbines. Included in the article is an inventory of these carbines showing this exact SN. This exact carbine is also pictured in the article. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60-70% blue finish that has drifted to a plumb patina, especially on the top of the bbl. There is some muzzle wear. Markings are clear and sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% blue with the balance having flaked, which is common to this model. Hammer and lever retain traces of orig blue finish. Tang and SN markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks show only minor bruises and dents, commensurate with the age of the carbine. Buttplate and bbl band are a silver-gray patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Forward magazine hanger retains 50%. The chance to obtain an extremely rare variation of the model 1894 Winchester carbine from an esteemed collection. 50940-9 TEP (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 2067

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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