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Lot 3018: Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3018: Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,000
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Attractive Documented Special Order Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 20
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1902, this is an attractive special order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 rifle. The special order, 24 inch, part octagon barrel is marked with the standard two-line Winchester address and caliber marking on the top flat. The upper tang has the standard three-line model, trademark, and patent information, and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. The left side of the lower tang is marked "3995XXXSOFRB" which appears to have punch dots over it, and "4845 XXX R" is marked on the left of the upper tang. "4845 T 94" is marked in the stock inlet. These dual assembly number markings may indicate that the configuration of the rifle was changed before it left the factory. It is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight, Lyman two-leaf rear sight that has been hand filed with a notch in the rear leaf, and a Lyman tang mounted peep sight. It is also fitted with factory double set triggers. It is mounted with a very finely figured, H-pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber grip cap and checkered buttplate. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .30 caliber with a 24 inch half octagon barrel, set trigger, half magazine, takedown, Lyman front and rear sights, and a checkered pistol grip stock with a hard rubber shotgun buttplate when received at the warehouse on 11 July 1902 and shipped the next day.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% plus of the original blue finish, 60% of the original nitre blue on the loading gate, and 60% of the vibrant original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina. The wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks, a light chip on the left near the buttplate, crisp checkering, and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. An attractively configured special order Winchester deluxe Model 1894 rifle!



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