Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 9: Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

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

Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 95
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 U.S.
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1902. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking and the top at the breech is marked "30 U.S.". The left side of the receiver is marked with the two line address/patent dates, the upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895" with dashes between the lines and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Pinned blade front and adjustable rear sporting sights, blue finish and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a flat checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine as partially refinished. The barrel has a smooth mottled grayish patina with strong original blue in the protected areas. The remaining metal surfaces retain 70% thin original blue finish with a smooth artificial brown patina on the left side and chamber area on the receiver. The receiver is tapped for a Lyman 5A sight which is absent and replaced with filler screws. The revarnished wood is fine with only a few overall scattered minor dings and handling marks, and a few minor chips in the otherwise crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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