Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 17: Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2014

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

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch half octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1230
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1920. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/1894 patent date in front of the rear sight, "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is marked behind the rear sight on the left barrel flat with "30 W.C.F." at the breech, and the Winchester oval proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The lower tang by the trigger is roughly stamped "697" in a diamond, and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. It features blade front sight, rear two leaf folding notch sight, rear adjustable Lyman peep sight, a full length magazine, and is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with metal forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 85% of the original blue finish with a couple minor areas of smooth grey patina. The receiver and other metal components retain 70% original blue with scattered scratches overall. The markings are legible. The forend cap and buttplate have some brown speckling. The refinished wood is good with some minor scattered dings, scratches and pressure dents.

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