Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 14: Antique Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-35 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1058
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1898. Blade front and two leaf rear sights on a barrel marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight, "25-35 W.C.F." at the breech, and two line nickel steel marking on the upper left flat. The upper tang has the three line model and patent date information. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with steel end cap, buttstock sling swivel and crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 60% faded original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The receiver retains 30% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina with numerous minor scratches and battering present around lever on left side. The hammer and lever retain some strong traces of original case colors in the protected areas. The wood is good with numerous minor handling marks on the forearm and some minor handling marks on the buttstock with a hairline crack near the toe. The takedown ring is loose and the barrel has some play. Mechanically fine.



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