Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Winchester Model 1895 Flat Side Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Desirable Early Production Three Digit Serial Number Winchester Model 1895 Flat Side Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,000

Desirable Early Production Three Digit Serial Number 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: 2009
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896, the second year of production and serialized with a three digit number. This rifle is 1 of only 5,000 manufactured with the desirable flat side receiver. The rifle is equipped with German silver blade and elevation adjustable sights on a barrel marked with the two-line address and "30 U.S." on top. The upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895." Directly behind the trigger it is marked "PAT NOV. 5, 1895/-- NOV. 12, 1895 --." The serial number is marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth tapered forearm with an ebony insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original blue finish with a mix smooth plum and brown patinas on the balance. There are a couple spots of minor pitting on the left side of the receiver. 70% original case colors remain on the buttplate and hammer. The wood is also very fine showing a patch of chipping near the toe and some minor scratches. Mechanically excellent. A very fine early production flat side Model 1895 that will make a great addition to any Winchester collection.



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