Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 36: Winchester 1895 Rifle 405 WCF

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 Takedown in the Desirable "Teddy Roosevelt" Caliber 405 WCF Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 Takedown in the Desirable "Teddy Roosevelt" Caliber 405 WCF Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1895
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 405 WCF
Barrel: 24 In
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut checkered
Item Views: 1765
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is a Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 takedown rifle that was manufactured in 1918. The rifle has a blue finish with highly figured, "fancy grade" walnut stock and forearm with "style H" checkering. The forearm has a ebony or horn inlay at the tip. The stock has a straight wrist with casehardened crescent steel buttplate. The round barrel has a Marble's "SHEARD" front sight with gold bead. The rear sight dove-tail is fitted with a factory blank. A Lyman "WR-WT" rear sight is mounted on the left side of the receiver; the sight is the early pattern that lacks the windage adjustments. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: -NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" in two lines between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver. The caliber designation: "405 W.C.F." is stamped on the left side of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. The oval "WP" Winchester proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel in front of the receiver and on the top of the receiver to the left of the matting. The two-line Winchester legend and patent dates are roll-stamped on the left side of the receiver underneath the rear sight mount. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG.IN.U.S.PAT.OFF." in three lines. The serial number, "398376" is located on the lower tang behind the trigger. The Model 1895 Winchester was the first successful box magazine lever action rifle. The combination of a takedown rifle with deluxe stock and forearm and 405 WCF cartridge is rare.

Rating Definition:

Very good as refinished. The rifle retains most of the thin dull refurbished blue finish on the barrel and receiver; wear is mostly confined to the takedown collar and contact points on the receiver sides, lever and magazine. The casehardened finish on the buttplate has aged to a mottled gray. The stock and forearm have been revarnished but remain in fine condition with sharp checkering and almost no storage and handling wear. This is a solid representative example of a fine very desirable deluxe, 405 WCF, takedown Model 1895 rifle.

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