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Lot 29: Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $14,000

Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 W.S.
Barrel: 26 inch half octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 755
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 35
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1905 with special order half octagon barrel marked with the standard two-line address/patent date, two-line nickel steel marking, and "32 W.S." at the breech. The barrel and receiver are also marked with factory oval proofs at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three line model/trademark marking, and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. The left side of the lower tang is marked "1716 CF", while the toe of the buttplate and stock under the buttplate are marked "1617". Fitted with dovetailed combination front, elevation adjustable "SMOKELESS" marked notch rear, and tang mounted peep sights. Mounted with a straight grain, checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate. The included factory letter states the rifle was received in the warehouse on September 22, 1906 and shipped on September 24 with a half octagon barrel in .32 WS, plain trigger, plain, checkered pistol grip stock, half magazine and takedown configuration, and was returned to the factory for repair on August 30, 1911.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 75% original blue finish, faint traces of original case color patterns, and 30% original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance mostly a mottled dark grey-brown patina. The lightly reoiled wood is very good with a few scattered light dings and scratches, and a small repair in the bottom of the buttstock. Mechanically excellent.

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