Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 36: Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,750 - $6,500

Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 789
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 39
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1897. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .30 caliber with a round barrel, plain trigger, oil finished checkered pistol grip stock, half (4 cartridge) magazine, and a rubber shotgun buttplate when received at the warehouse on 5 January 1898 and shipped the next day. The barrel has the two line address and caliber marking at the breech, model/trademark/patent dates on the upper tang, and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. The left of the lower tang is marked "5044 OFRB" and "5044" is faintly repeated in the stock inlet. It is fitted with a Lyman white beaded blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight, and a Marble tang mounted peep sight. Mounted with a finely figured "H" pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber shotgun buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 40% plus of the original blue finish, 30% of the original case colors, and 25% of the original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to a mostly smooth grey patina. The wood is very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and mostly well-defined recut checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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