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Lot 16: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .38-55 WCF

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 16: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .38-55 WCF

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Estimated Price: $8,500 - $12,000

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-55 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 19
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1904 with the standard two-line address and patent dates on the top barrel flat in front of the rear sight and the caliber marking "38-55" behind it. The upper tang is marked with the standard three-line model/trademark information and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Import marked on underside of barrel. It is fitted with German silver blade front sight and a No. 22B elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter (copy) lists the rifle in .38-55 caliber with an octagon barrel and plain trigger when received at the warehouse on 7 July 1904 and shipped on 20 July 1904 in order number 238560. Provenance: The Wayne Connor Collection

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retains 85% of the original blue finish, 80% of the original niter blue on the loading gate, and 75% plus of the vibrant original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, mostly on edges and high spots. The wood is very fine with a nice grain pattern and some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Truly an exceptionally fine example of a standard Winchester Model 1894 rifle in the desirable .38-55 W.C.F.!



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