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Revised: 9/19/2016 

Please Note: Great News!! The factory letter incorrectly references the name of inscription to be “J.C.” rather than “J.T.” This is a very obvious mistake on behalf of the factory records or the interpretation of these records by Cody. The gun clearly and specifically is J.T. Torrence. We also have some valuable historical news related to J.T. Torrence. J.T. Torrence was a highly recognized US General attributed in the capture of the Confederate Rebel Raider John Hunt Morgan. He later in life became a railroad magnate associated with the Calumet Terminal Railroad and was instrumental in the creation of the elevated rail network in the city of Chicago.


SN 15198. Cal. 25-35. 26″ tapered rnd bbl with full magazine. Mounted with deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks of 2-3X center cut flame grain walnut with steel shotgun butt. Custom two dollar special order engraved. Consisting of a central vignette of a dual white-tail game scene with lake and forest background surrounded by foliate and arabesque with a multiple line border consisting of a rope pattern. At center top is a presentation to “J.T. Torrence”. Engraving continues over the crest of the receiver in a heart fashion over chamber with two border lines running parallel on the bolt flats. The right side has a central vignette of a running elk with 2-line border and surrounded by foliate and arabesque coverage with a multi line exterior border filled with a rope pattern. Engraving continues to bottom of receiver and floorplate with numerous scrolls, chase lines, tang of receiver nicely engraved with 2-line border with small elements of scroll work to rear and sides of hammer. Entire receiver is factory gold-washed as is forend cap. Accompanied with factory letter indicating April 8, 1896, shipped as a rifle cal. 25-35 with rnd bbl with gold trims, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, shotgun butt, engraved two dollars with name “J.C.Torence”, a wonderful special order 1894 Winchester. CONDITION: Very good overall, with most blue remaining on bbl and tubular magazine. Blue finish starting to turn plum with moderate finish loss at bbl band and forend cap. Receiver still quite elegant but has finish loss on high points of receiver and balance point as well as forward high point in front of bolt. The gold-wash on the steel buttplate is two-thirds present with the loss predominantly at the heel. The 2-pc deluxe stocks are in very good condition with typical nicks, dings and scratches from period use with a slight amount of material loss at the confluence at the wrist to the receiver at the corners of the stock. The stocks, however, retain most of their orig piano varnish finish and overall is very aesthetically pleasing. 50784-1 TDW (10,000-30,000) – Lot 4153

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.