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4154
$8,050.00

FINE ANTIQUE DELUXE 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE WITH RARE MATTED BARREL.

SN 29047. Cal. 30 WCF. Antique SN 29047 manufactured 1897. This 1894 deluxe special order rifle equipped with the uncommon special order 26″ round matted barrel with half magazine to hold four cartridges with deluxe high grade checkered pistol grip stocks with shotgun butt. Traditional nickel silver blade sporting front sight with sporting rear. Deluxe 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks with pistol grip, Winchester grip cap, and Winchester steel shotgun butt are checkered in Winchester’s H pattern style. Case color hammer and lever with plain trigger. Deluxe antique range 1894’s are quite uncommon. CONDITION: The 26″ round special order matted barrel with traditional 2-line Winchester address marked “30 WCF” and having no proof marks retains most all its factory blue finish with a slight amount of muzzle wear and several very small scratches on underside of barrel as well as several extremely small spots of light pitting on right rear of barrel beneath the rear sight. The early high polish blue receiver has very fine factory finish with typical moderate wear of finish at top of receiver and high points as well as slight pluming of finish at SN location. Two areas with striations of discoloring in the blue finish which is often seen on these early 1894’s exists on the lower left hand side of the receiver and lower right hand side of the receiver. The upper and lower tangs are both very fine with finish slightly thinning from light handling but is mostly present. The case colored finger lever and hammer retain much of their vivid case colors from a side view, however, lever has silvered when viewed from the bottom. The bright fire blue finish on the loading gate has diminished by about one-third from cartridges entering the magazine. The 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks are in very fine condition with sharp, crisp H pattern checkering with several very small bruises and scratches. This is an oil-finished stock and it is in an exceptional state of preservation. This rifle is accompanied by a factory letter issued by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Bore and mechanics are bright and crisp. 51033-25 TDW (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4154

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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