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4156
$6,325.00

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1894 CARBINE.

SN 75840. Cal. 30 WCF. Custom engraved and custom stocked Winchester 1894 carbine with 20″ bbl finished in nickel and blue. Extensively game scene engraved with foliate and arabesque. Right receiver has heavily engraved game scene depicting two bugling bull elk with forest scene background with foliate and arabesque paneling and deep rolling scrolls with dot punch background bordering entire receiver and continuing through bottom of receiver. Left side of receiver has a full game scene engraved panel of two battling bull elk trying to define their dominance for two cow elk standing to sides. Distant mountaintop scene with evergreen forest in background. Bordered in intertwined scroll with dot punch background around entire left side of receiver and continuing over top of breech. Bolt engraved in same pattern of scrolls with almost full coverage with exception of extractor. Forward section of upper tang is likewise engraved in foliate and arabesque pattern with matching embellishment on lower tang and dropping block on bottom of receiver. The crescent rifle pattern butt is embellished with matching scrolls and is plated in nickel to match receiver and bbl bands. Both bbl bands are tastefully engraved in matching intertwined scrolls. Bbl and magazine are both finished in foliate and arabesque styles. This rifle is accompanied with a factory letter indicating shipped from factory in 1899 and is identified as carbine 30 cal. Also accompanying is a letter from Mrs. Marion David Edwards of Baton Rouge, LA, stating that she received this rifle as a gift from Governor Edwin Edwards identifying the rifle by make, model and serial number. Governor Edwards of LA was the longest sitting governor serving for 16 years in the executive office. He was also the 50th governor of LA. His stellar career as a statesman was severely tarnished when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering. CONDITION: Very fine as custom finished. The very high polish blue bbl and magazine retain all of their custom blue finish. Factory markings are somewhat washed from polish as is cal. designation. Nickel finished receiver, lever, butt and bands retain virtually all of their custom applied deep nickel finish with only a trace of material loss on upper tang at very rear towards stock screw. Bands and butt are superb. Carbine is stocked in a 2-3X very highly figured piece of matching American walnut and has what appears to be a hand-rubbed slightly deft gloss finish. Buttstock has very slight gaps at confluence of wrist to receiver from apparent wood shrinkage. Lower tang suffers slightly from the same issue. The rifle overall presents itself quite well and has a very interesting background from one of the more flamboyant subject of southern politics. 51033-36 TDW (5,000-10,000) – Lot 4156

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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