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Lot 40: Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Outstanding Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Extra Light Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Matted Barrel in .25-35 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 40: Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Outstanding Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Extra Light Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Matted Barrel in .25-35 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $40,000 - $60,000
Price Realized:

Outstanding Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Extra Light Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Matted Barrel in .25-35 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-35 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured deluxe wal
Item Views: 1053
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 48
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This rifle has an incredible array of special order features and remains in extraordinary condition. The matted barrel alone is a very noteworthy feature. As Winchester expert and author George Madis pointed out, "Matted barrels were produced in very limited numbers." The factory letter confirms this rifle's serial number was applied on May 23, 1901, and that the rifle was in .25-35 with a matted, extra light, round barrel; set trigger; takedown configuration; half magazine; and fancy, checkered stock. It was received in the warehouse on July 23, 1901, and then shipped on July 27 in order 98800. The rifle has a beaded blade front sight dovetailed on a ramped base, rare wavy line matting along the length of the top of the barrel, adjustable sporting rear sight, the two-line nickel steel marking and one-line "22-35 W.C.F." marking on the left at the breech, correctly no proofs, close coupled set triggers, the three-line model and patent marking on the upper tang, and nicely figured fancy walnut stock and forearm with checkering and a casehardened crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 97% plus bright original finish. There is only some very faint handling and storage marks and very minor surface oxidation visible on the upper tang. The loading gate retains 90% plus bright original niter blue finish. 95% plus vibrant case colors on the hammer, lever, and buttplate remain. The wood is also excellent and has beautiful flame figure, crisp checkering, essentially all of the glossy finish, some blemishes by the heel, and otherwise exhibits minimal handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. This is an extraordinary Winchester Model 1894 in terms of both the rarity of its configuration and its overall excellent condition.



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