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Lot 16: Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Lot 16: Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Estimated Price: $13,000 - $19,000
Price Realized:

Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2212
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 29
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1899 with standard two-line address and "38 W.C.F." on the barrel, three-line model/trademark/patent date on the upper tang, and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter lists a serial number application date of 1 August 1899, confirms the current configuration, and lists receipt at the warehouse on 9 August 1899 and shipment on 24 October 1899 in order number 41968.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 97% plus bright original high polish blue finish, 60% of the original case colors, and the loading gate showing mostly a bronze colored hue, though crisp and original. The wood is very fine with some light dings and scratches scattered throughout and the forearm showing some nice figure. Mechanically excellent.



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