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Lot 3011: Early Production Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Fine Antique Early Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Fine Antique Early Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 32-40 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 588
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1895, the second year of production, with standard two-line address, "32-40" at the breech, three line model/trademark/patent date marking on the upper tang, and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with pinned blade front and folding ladder rear sights, saddle ring on the left of the receiver, and added sling swivels on the barrel band and carbine stock. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 28 August 1895 and shipment on 20 November 1895.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% original blue finish and faint traces of the original case colors with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is also fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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