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Lot 34: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in .32-40 W.C.F.

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in .32-40 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

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

Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in .32-40 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32-40 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 564
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 38
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1904 with standard markings. 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 serial number application on 26 August 1904 and confirms the current configuration apart from the barrel which is listed as octagon, as well as receipt at the warehouse on 10 September 1904 and shipment on 6 October 1904 in order number 251547.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% plus blue finish, 80% of the original vivid case colors, and 70% original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is also very fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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