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Lot 31: London Retailer Marked Winchester Model 1895 Flat Side Rifle

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

London Retailer Marked Winchester Model 1895 Flat Side Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

London Retailer Marked Winchester Model 1895 Flat Side Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1895
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 U.S.
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1683
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 30
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896, the second year of production. This is 1 of the only 5,000 manufactured with the flat-sided receiver. This solid frame rifle is fitted with a pinned beaded blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and tang peep sight. The barrel is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight, "30 U.S." at the breech and British proof on the left side at the breech. Additional "Crown/V" proofs are stamped on the receiver and bolt. The left side of the receiver has a London retailer marking: "CHARLES HELLIS/119. EDGWARE ROAD HYDE PARK/LONDON W." The two-line patent dates marking is located behind the trigger. Mounted on a smooth straight grip stock with eyelets holding a leather sling, ebony forend insert and smooth steel shotgun buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The rifle retains 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The reoiled wood is very good with a couple missing minor chips and some filler near the upper tang, otherwise some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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