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4168
$8,625.00

*EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER 1895 “BIG MEDICINE” RIFLE CALIBER 405 WCF.

SN 59045. Cal. 405 WCF. 24″ tapered rnd bbl with sporting front sight and sporting rear sight. Bbl marked “Nickel Steel Barrel Especially for Smokeless Powder and Caliber Designed 405 WCF”. Blue receiver with matted top and case colored hammer with tang marked “Model 1895 Winchester Trademark”. 2-pc straight grain walnut stocks with ebony inlay at semi-schnable forend tip and hard rubber shotgun butt. Manufactured 1908. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine 1895 solid frame lever action rifle retaining virtually of its fine high polish Winchester factory blue on bbl with very slight traces of edge wear at muzzle and extreme high points of rear sight. Receiver is exceptional with most all finish remaining with only the slightest amount of distress on right side forward of the disassembly port are some very light traveling blemishes that have aged very well and must be looked for to notice. Top of receiver is lightly matted with most all finish remaining. Winchester marked tang is exceptionally fine with the only evidence of wear being on tang screw. Extreme forward section of box magazine the finish has thinned and is now turning somewhat plum. Case colored hammer has very light wear from use but retains over two-thirds of its mottled case colors. The blued plain trigger exhibits most, if not all, of its factory blue finish. Very light but typical finish loss on the lever and only at the edges from being operated. The walnut stocks have numerous small bruises and several compression dents but all appear to be of period. Buttstock has a number of small bruises and compression scratches that are slightly darkening and are of period. Stock finish is exceptionally fine with only minor loss on forearm, at the confluence at receiver and forearm. Buttstock still exhibits almost all of its feather in the finish with some light finish loss on right side of wrist. Winchester monogrammed hard rubber shotgun buttplate is exceptional with no chips, cracks or distress. This is a very fine example chambered in the perfect cartridge made famous by Theodore Roosevelt and his exploits and referred to this caliber and type of rifle as his “Big Medicine”. 51033-13 TDW (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4168

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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