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 LOT 1
Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever
Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Interchangeable Barrel, Factory Letter, and Buffalo Bill Historical Center Letter
      - Serial no. 196626, 32 W.S. cal., 26 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1903. The included factory letter lists
the rife in .30 caliber with a round barrel, plain trigger, checkered plain pistol grip stock, Swiss buttplate, takedown, and an interchangeable
.32 W.S. half octagon, half magazine barrel with a plain checkered forearm when received at the warehouse on 19 October 1903 and shipped two days later, as well as repaired and returned on 22 December 1906. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter confirms this information. Both letters also state that this was the first rifle produced in this configuration. The upper tang is marked “J.P.P” for James P. Parker, an employee for Winchester known to have done barrel work, who likely fitted the interchangeable barrel. The lower tang is marked “17813 CF”, and “17813” is repeated on the stock under the buttplate. Fitted with dovetailed Lyman beaded blade front sight, two-leaf rear sight and early tang sight. It is currently fitted with the .32 W.S. barrel, and the round .30 W.C.F. barrel is included.
CONDITION: Very good, retains half of the thinned refinished blue on the barrel and magazine, cold blue visible on the receiver which is mostly a grey patina with some very light pitting, and 60% of the refinished case colors. The extra barrel retains 90% plus of the refinished blue with a couple patches of very light pitting. The sanded and refinished wood is good with minor dings and scratches throughout and visible checkering. The extra forearm shows similar handling marks with well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Brandhorst Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
ATF Exempted Winchester Model 92
Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper’s Carbine with 14 Inch Barrel - Serial no. 977206, 44 WCF cal., 14 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured 1927, this is a rare Trapper’s Carbine with a 14
inch barrel. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lists this carbine as being removed from the purview of the National Firearms Act and classified as a curio and relic and a copy of the ATF exemption letter is included. Standard markings including
Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. Fitted with a pinned blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight and a saddle ring on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a carbine stock. Includes a Winchester canvas and leather trapper carbine sleeve. CONDITION: Very good, retaining traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth dark brown patina. The
wood is also very good with numerous scattered minor-moderate dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Brandhorst Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
    LOT 2
Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 156373, 44 RF
cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Model 1866 or “improved Henry”
was one of the earliest and most widely used repeating rifles in the American West and saw use in
and hunters. It is the direct descendant of the Henry rifle and traces its lineage back to earlier repeaters like the Volcanic. This rifle was manufactured in 1881. The
barrel has the two-line Winchester address/King’s improvement patent marking, a dovetail blade front sight, and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The serial number is stamped behind
the lever latch. The buttstock is fitted with a trapdoor iron buttplate (cleaning rod not included).
CONDITION: Good. The iron components have been cleaned and display a smooth brown-gray patina with light pitting. The brass frame has an
attractive even mellow appearance and tight fitting side plates. The refinished wood is very good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically needs work as the hammer spring needs to be replaced.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
conflicts over land, gold, and other resources on the frontier in the second half of the 19th century in the hands of settlers, Native Americans, outlaws, lawmen,

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