The included copy of a factory letter indicates this rifle was received in the Winchester warehouse on September 1, 1898, and shipped on September 14 as part of order 5728 with a .30 caliber round barrel, plain trigger, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, and rubber buttplate. The last three attributes are all special order. It also features a dovetailed German silver blade front sight, an adjustable sporting rear sight, smooth forearm and straight wrist stock, and standard Model 1894 markings.
Very fine. 85% plus of the original blue finish remains. There are some patches of brown patina, primarily on the forward portion of the frame. The lever and hammer retain 60% original case colors. The loading gate retains 40% original nitre blue. The wood is also very fine and has some light scratches and marks. Mechanically excellent and the markings are crisp.
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