Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 18: Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1272
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1907. German silver blade front sight and adjustable buck horn rear sight. The top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line/patent date, the left rear upper flat is marked with the nickel steel marking followed by "30 W.C.F.", and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top flat and top of the receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three line model/Winchester/trade mark and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrel and magazine tube retain 98% original blue finish with some scattered minor tinning and edge wear. The receiver retains 90% plus bright original blue finish with edge wear and some thinning to gray on the underside and rear of the upper tang. The takedown ring is a mix of smooth gray and brown patina and 60% original blue finish, the wear coming in the normally handled areas. The hammer retains 99% original bright case colors and the lever shows a smooth gray patina on the underside and inside the loop, and bright original case colors on the sides. The wood is also excellent with virtually all of the original varnish and a few overall scattered minor dings and dents. The markings remain clear and crisp. The action is excellent.

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