Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 44: Documented Scarce Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Documented Scarce Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Pistol Grip Stock and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,500

Documented Scarce Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Pistol Grip Stock and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 32-40
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1050
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The accompanying factory letter states the serial number for this special order Model 1894 carbine was applied on May 20, 1899, and lists the carbine with a plain trigger, .32-40 caliber chambering, pistol grip stock, Lyman front, leaf and rear sights, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate when it was received in the warehouse on June 24, 1899, and shipped on the same day. The top of the barrel has the two-line address marking ahead of the folding ladder rear sight and "32-40" at the breech. A saddle ring is mounted to the left side of the receiver. The pistol grip stock has a hard rubber factory grip cap. The pistol grip stock and shotgun buttplate are very desirable special order features.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The carbine retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a mixture of smooth brown and gray patinas. The reoiled wood is also very good showing a few moderate dings. Mechanically excellent.



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