Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 35: Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF

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

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 38-55
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 895
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 31
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1910 with several special features like a three quarter magazine and shotgun buttplate. The receiver lacks provisions for a saddle ring. The barrel is fitted with pinned blade front and three-leaf rear sights and is marked with the two-line address/patent dates and "38-55" on the left side. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on the barrel and frame. The upper tang has the three-line model/trade mark information. Mounted on a smooth straight grip stock fitted with a factory hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Special length magazines on carbines are even rarer than those found on rifles.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel and magazine retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina with no remaining blue. The reoiled wood is very good with a shallow missing sliver near the upper tang and some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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