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4136
$8,625.00

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1892 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE CALIBER 44 WCF.

SN 45133. Cal. 44 WCF. Extra fancy deluxe special order 1892 short rifle manufactured in 1895. 16″ rnd bbl with 2-line Winchester address on top forward of rear sight. Lyman patent ivory bead front sight. Blue receiver with smooth steel shotgun butt. Special order 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks are checkered in the Winchester H pattern. This extremely rare 1892 short rifle is completely documented by factory records and is accompanied by a letter from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine as refinished, with most all blue finish remaining on bbl with very slight muzzle wear and several very small areas of finish loss in and around the address area. The receiver retains most all finish with a small area of loss just forward of ejection port and two extremely small spots of finish loss to the rear of loading gate. The extra fancy 7-5/8″ deluxe forearm has numerous small light bruises and scratches that appear to be period but have no substantial damage or material loss and still retains most of its deluxe piano varnish finish. The buttstock has numerous small bruises and very light scratches all of which appear to be period. The brilliant flamed grain structure retains virtually all factory deluxe piano varnish finish while checkering has extremely light wear is still sharp with no substantial damage or crushing. An important and exceedingly rare 1892 Winchester with documentation that indicates the rifle was returned on two occasions and once it was returned for rework in 1897. Possibility of this refinish being factory work is quite strong. 51033-33 TDW (8,000-12,000) IVORY – Lot 4136

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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