Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3027: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in .38-55

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-55 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 527
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 23
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1895. This Model 1894 Lever Action takedown rifle features a full length magazine tube with June 6, 1893 patent date on the takedown lever, drift adjustable German silver blade front sight, two-line address on the top flat ahead of the elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight, and "38-55" caliber marking on top barrel flat at the breech. The rifle has an overall blue finish with nitre blue loading gate, and casehardened hammer, trigger, and lever. The upper tang is marked with the correct three-line model, maker, and patent marking and fitted with an unmarked adjustable medium range peep sight. The left side of the lower tang (under the wood) is marked "4644 XXXS". Fitted with a smooth walnut forearm and attractive straight grip replacement stock with casehardened crescent buttplate. The interior of the buttplate and end of the replacement stock are unmarked. Provenance: The Brandhorst Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine with 70% original blue finish remaining, areas of high point and edge wear, takedown marks on the magazine tube, patches of brown/gray patina on the receiver, visible light pitting on the receiver, and visible marring on some of the screw heads. Loading gate retains 30% original nitre blue. The lever, hammer, and trigger retain 75% original dark case colors with light silvering and some patchy spotting. The refinished replacement wood is also fine with small scattered dings and mottled gray/brown patina on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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