Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 43: Winchester 1894 Rifle 32-40

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Fine Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Fine Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32-40
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5915
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 32
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1906. Standard markings with "32-40" on top of the barrel at the breech. The serial number is on the front underside of the receiver. Dovetailed German silver blade front and adjustable buck horn rear sights, special order half length magazine tube, blue finish, casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate; and is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall with 50% original blue finish remaining, concentrated mainly on the barrel. The receiver has strong traces of blue with the balance a smooth plum and gray patina with some thin blue finish remaining. 30% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The hammer and lever show some original case colors in protected areas, otherwise have a smooth gray patina. Gray patina on the buttplate with some light oxidation. The otherwise fine wood shows some minor dents, dings and scratches. The action is excellent.



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