Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3024: Turnbull Deluxe Upgraded Winchester Model 1894 Short Rifle

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Attractive Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Short Rifle with Turnbull Invoice

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500

Attractive Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Short Rifle with Turnbull Invoice

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 22
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The receiver of this rifle was originally manufactured in 1939, before being professionally upgraded to deluxe short rifle style configuration by Turnbull Mfg. Co. The upgraded 20 inch full octagon barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent dates on the upper flat and the caliber marking is on the upper left flat at the breech. Winchester factory oval proofs are present on the barrel and receiver at the breech. It is fitted with a globe front sight and a Marble's filler in the rear sight dovetail, and a Lyman peep sight is fitted to the upper tang. The three-line Winchester trademark is on the upper tang and the serial number is on the bottom front of the receiver. It is mounted with a finely figured short rifle-length 2X, "H" pattern checkered forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered steel shotgun buttplate. The included Turnbull invoice lists the upgrades including the new barrel, 2X wood and checkering, as well as the polishing a finish.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally upgraded to current configuration, retains 99% plus of the Turnbull applied blue finish and case colors with only the slightest handling marks. The wood is also very fine with only the slightest handling marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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