Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 42: Winchester 1894 Rifle 25-35 WCF

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-35 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1992
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 14
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the serial number, 25/35 caliber, half octagon barrel, plain trigger, and takedown configuration. The rifle was received in the warehouse on February 15, 1905 and shipped on March 3, 1905. Lyman beaded blade and three-leaf rear sight, with a tang peep sight. The special order half octagon barrel has two-line address and patent date marking and "25-35 W.C.F." on the top flat and the upper left flat has the two-line nickel steel marking. Nicely figured smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 75% thinning original blue finish and the reciever retains 60% original blue finish with the balance a mottled brown patina. The remaining surfaces retain 20% original case colors. Mechanically excellent.



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