Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1003: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper's Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Exceptional ATF Exempted Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper's Carbine with Desirable 15 Inch Barrel with ATF and John Fox Authentication Letters

Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000

Exceptional ATF Exempted Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper's Carbine with Desirable 15 Inch Barrel with ATF and John Fox Authentication Letters

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 15 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 418
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 5
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1932 with standard markings including Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. Fitted with pinned blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Includes letters from John Fox, the Northwestern National Military Museum & Foundation, and John J. Malloy, all describing the carbine as in its exceptional original configuration. Also includes a 2010 dated letter from the ATF stating that the carbine has been deemed a Curio & Relic and removed from the provisions of the NFA. This carbine is listed by serial number by the BATFE as exempt from the National Firearms Act and classified as a "curio or relic" in the "Curios or Relics List."

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original blue finish with the balance thinning to a smooth brown or grey patina, primarily on the left side of the receiver and buttplate. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dings and vertical scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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