Lot #35
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Lot 36: Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Lot 36: Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
Price Realized:

Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Buffalo Bill Historical Center Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured checkered
Item Views: 3115
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 36
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1897 per George Madis' serial number range and having several special order features. The accompanying Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter states Winchester factory records lists this rifle with a half octagon barrel in .30 caliber, plain trigger, takedown configuration, checkered pistol grip stock, half magazine and Lyman front and rear sights when received in the warehouse on September 6, 1901 and shipped the next day. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight, three leaf rear sight and folding tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight and "30 WCF" at the breech, and the upper left barrel flat has the two-line nickel steel marking. The forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered select grade walnut. The buttstock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and steel crescent buttplate. Consecutively numbered to the special order Winchester deluxe Model 1894 takedown rifle in the next lot.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 75% original blue finish with artificial brown refinish visible on a three inch section of barrel directly rear of the muzzle. Thinning and speckling of brown patina on the balance. The refinished takedown collar is a mixture of original blue finish and artificial brown-gray patina. 60% original nitre blue finish remains on the loading gate. 60% original case colors remain on the hammer, lever and buttplate. The wood is very fine showing minor handling marks, crisp checkering overall and retains most of the original finish. Mechanically excellent.



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