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Lot 20: Special Order Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1894 Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Attractive Documented Special Order Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Attractive Documented Special Order Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 W.S.
Barrel: 26 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 610
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 28
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Standard two-line address and patent marking on the upper barrel flat, two-line nickel steel marking on the upper left flat, and caliber marking at the breech. The three line model, trademark, and patent date marking is on the upper tang. The left side of the lower tang is marked "17815 CF", and the butt of the correct replacement stock is marked "94/15684". It is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable .32 Smokeless rear sights. Mounted with a non-matching assembly number, "I" pattern checkered, pistol grip stock with a hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration when received at the warehouse on 19 October 1903 and shipment two days later to order number 205041.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish, 50% plus of the vibrant original case colors, and 75% plus of the original niter blue on the loading gate with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina and some scattered minor handling marks. The barrel has numerous patches of dark oxidation visible on the front portion, mostly near the muzzle. The replacement wood is also very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches, a minor chip in the top left edge of the forearm, and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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