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SN 2165. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address bordered by arrow decorations. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Cal is marked in front of receiver. Receiver is of the first type. Upper tang is marked “Model 1892 over Winchester over pat. Oct. 14 1884”. SN is stamped on forward bottom of receiver. SN has correct large size numerals. No assembly nos. were observed. Stocks are straight grain varnish finish with a crescent butt. Accompanied by a Winchester Museum Letter dated November 22, 1982, confirming features and showing shipment on September 24, 1892. CONDITION: Excellent, as expertly refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retains nearly all of orig blue finish that is drifting somewhat to a pleasing plumb-blue patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver retains 98% blue finish with some small scratches and sharp markings. Loading gate retains almost all of fire-blue finish, which may be orig. Hammer and lever both show deep rich case color finish that is vivid in protected areas. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain all of varnish finish and show only minuscule handling marks. Buttplate retains 60% case color with some staining and wear at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 98% blue finish. A very attractive first year production Model 1892 Winchester rifle. 51079-11 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4144

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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