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4138
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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1892 TRAPPER LENGTH SHORT RIFLE.

SN 848155. Cal. 44 WCF. 16″ rapid taper short rifle bbl with full magazine. Bbl address forward of rear sight offset to left appropriately. Cal. designation “44 WCF” off to left side with strong Winchester proof on top of chamber. 7-1/2″ short rifle forearm with magazine ferrule properly placed central between forearm stock cap and end of magazine tube. Blue finish overall with 2-pc short rifle walnut stocks with crescent butt. Manufactured 1917 with sporting solid blade front sight and appropriate sporting rear sight. Tang is marked “Model 1892 Winchester” with trademark information below. CONDITION: Very fine overall as refinished. Retains most all blue finish on 16″ bbl with magazine finish slightly thinning. Receiver retains much of its later applied finish that is starting to turn indicating that the finish work was done many years prior. Walnut crescent buttstock has been lightly sanded and is evident at confluence of wrist and receiver with very slight rounding of wood at top of crescent buttplate. Applied finish is exceptional and could easily be mistakened for factory. Hidden and almost indiscernible is a stamped property mark or cartouche in left side of butt that is not legible enough to be identified and further investigation could prove fruitful. The appropriate 7-1/2″ short rifle/trapper carbine length forearm had been lightly refinished with great attention as to not remove too much material or rnd edges. Slight bruising and distress is evident at forward left side and rear right side of which the application of a more contemporary finish has been applied and covered up. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are crisp and tight. A wonderful little special order 1892 trapper length short rifle. Although refinished is an extreme rarity and should be appreciated. 51033-22 TDW (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 4138

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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