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4158
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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKE-DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HEISER CASE.

SN 90238. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw & 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with extra finish, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as a take-down in Cal. 30 with oct bbl & plain trigger, received in warehouse Sept 12, 1900 and shipped two days later to order number 70440. Additionally accompanied by an extremely well made, folding, soft-side take-down carrying case that has heavy leather handle and 3 straps with brass buckles. The back has a sewn on reinforcing strap that is marked with the Heiser cartouche on one end. The envelope style case folds open to expose a soft chocolate brown leather interior with 2 pockets for the bbl and buttstock receiver. The outer case is constructed of light brown, heavy belting leather. CONDITION: Rifle is very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% crisp orig blue with some minor spotting on the bbl. Forend cap retains about 97% strong orig blue and the bbl extension about 88-90% with the loss areas flaked to a medium patina. Receiver retains about 90% orig blue with a couple of areas of flaking around the top rear edges with some fine flaking on both sides. Bottom & top of the receiver retain crisp orig blue. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors that are moderately faded. Buttstock has a repaired crack in the toe, otherwise wood is sound with a few light scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore shows very little use. Case is also crisp & clean with some slight crackling on the straps which are a little dry and need treating. 50454-2 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 4158

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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