Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 23: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 2, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 94
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 W.S.
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 19
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1925. Blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights with full length magazine tube. Standard two-line barrel address/patent date on the upper left barrel flat ahead of the rear sight and the two-line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking followed by "32 W.S." next to the rear sight. The Winchester oval proof is marked on the top barrel flat and receiver at the breech. The three-line model, maker, trademark information on the upper tang and the serial number is marked on the front bottom of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened lever, forend cap and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The rifle retains 50% faded original blue finish with some high edge wear and scattered areas of thinning to a smooth plum patina. The forend cap, lever and buttplate have a smooth brownish patina with hints of original case colors on the buttplate tang. The re-oiled wood is also very good with some scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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