The included factory letter confirms the .22 WRF caliber chambering, checkered pistol grip stock, and July 5, 1901, date of shipment. Special order Lyman beaded (bead absent) blade front and standard fixed notch rear sights, first style barrel inscription, "22 W.R.F." caliber marking on top flat at the breech, casehardened second model receiver with hidden locking lugs and blue breech bolt, and three-line maker, model, and patent marking on the upper tang. The front of the receiver does not have the "WRF" marking; however, the left side of the upper tang is marked "WRF" as is sometimes found on earlier Second Model rifles. XX fancy figured walnut 12 groove slide handle and checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap, and casehardened crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is stamped "11894 XX", and the matching assembly number "11894" is marked on the end of the stock and inside of the buttplate.
Very fine with 75% original blue finish on the barrel and magazine tube, some edge wear, and scattered light spotting. The receiver has 75% original case colors, silvering on the high edges, scattered darker spotting, and mostly gray patina on the tangs. The wood is also very fine with scattered small dings, mildly worn well-defined checkering, and mostly dark patina on the case colored buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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