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4143
$2,875.00

*FINE SPECIAL ORDER 1892 WINCHESTER RIFLE CALIBER 25-20 WITH FACTORY TANG SIGHT.

SN 867870. Cal. 25-20. Manufactured in 1918 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl with Lyman bead front sight, standard 2-line Winchester address on left side of bbl marked 25-20 WCF with strong and sharp Winchester proof over chamber. This bbl was made with no rear sight seat. Was never cut for provision for rear sight from the factory and is mounted with a folding Lyman tang sight. High polish blue receiver with blue finger lever, hammer and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine condition overall, with very slight muzzle wear and finish loss. Several very slight striations or imperfections in bbl finish which come to light when in bright sunlight or use of high intensity lights. Full length magazine with slight thinning of finish just forward of forearm and at very muzzle end. Rich deep high polish finish from Winchester during the late teens is very prevalent with most all remaining on receiver and tang. A number of small scratches are evident on left side of receiver from storage and light handling with very typical light loss of finish at edges of receiver. Right side of receiver has matching finish with numerous small imperfections with very light finish loss, however, some thinning of finish with a small amount of bright steel showing is evident in the SN area of bottom of receiver. Top of bolt, however not worn, is suffering from mild finish flaking so prevalent during this time frame of the 1892 production. Tang is marked “Model 1892 Winchester” with trademark markings underneath in traditional manner and retains virtually all of its factory finish verifying that this rifle has lived with a tang sight its entire life. Folding Lyman tang sight is exceptional condition with most all bright finish remaining and functions properly and locks properly. 2-pc walnut stocks are very fine with slight finish loss on forearm at point of hand rest. Slight oil darkening and several scratches and bruises are evident with one very minor chip on bottom above SN with a small amount of material loss. Buttstock is very fine with several small scratches and compression scratches with one narrow gouge on left side of butt just above crescent that appears to be period as it is lightly oil darkened. Most all factory finish remains. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are tight and crisp. A lovely special order 25-20 1892 in fine overall condition. 51005-14 TDW (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 4143

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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