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    LOT 16
Exceptionally Fine Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action .405 WCF Rifle - Serial no. 41709, 405 WCF cal., 24
inch round bbl., blue finish, highly figured checkered walnut stock. Manufactured in 1903 and chambered for the highly desirable .405
WCF cartridge, the most powerful cartridge ever offered in a Winchester lever action rifle and suitable for hunting dangerous game in North
America, Africa or Asia. President Teddy Roosevelt used a Winchester Model 1895 rifle chambered for the .405 W.C.F. cartridge extensively during his famous
African safari. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight, folding two leaf rear sight and Lyman receiver sight. A Winchester factory oval proof is
stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The left side of the later factory
production barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.” followed by the two-line nickel steel
marking and “405 W.C.F.” It is marked underneath, “MNS, 405 W.C.F., 35”. The checkered
forearm and straight grip stock are highly figured select walnut. The buttstock is fitted
with a Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. According to Winchester expert and
author George Madis, higher grade finishes “will be found less often on the Model 95
than on other models,” continued Madis, “partly due to the fact that it was a higher-
power arm intended for the more rugged hunting.”
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine as factory rebarreled, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown (strongest on the magazine and lever) on the balance. 80% original case colors remain on the hammer. The wood is excellent with some minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. A high condition Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Rifle in highly desirable .405 WCF.
 Estimate: 6,500 - 9,000
KING’S- IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” head of the rear sight. “32 W.C.F.” is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. “32 CAL” is roll-stamped in script across the brass cartridge elevator. “-MODEL 1873-” is roll-stamped on the upper tang in fancy script with foliate devices at either end of the marking, and the serial number is
roll-stamped in script letters on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. The barrel, forearm tip, receiver and dust cover have a blue finish. The loading gate is a fiery niter blue. The magazine tip, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a high polish varnish finish.
CONDITION: Excellent. This rifle is all original and retains 97% plus of the original high polish blue finish. The barrel has some edge wear at the muzzle and some faint scuff marks along the left side of the barrel. The balance of the barrel has nearly all of the blue finish and crisp Winchester legend and caliber markings. The forearm tip, receiver and dust cover exhibit of high point wear and some scuff marks on the dust cover guide and top of the receiver. The loading gate has 98% of the fire blue finish. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate have 95% of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. The stock and forearm are excellent and retain nearly
all of the high polish varnish finish; wear is limited to some scattered and very minor scratches and handling marks. Mechanically excellent. This is an excellent example of a special order Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle. Estimate: 8,500 - 13,000
  LOT 17
Excellent, Special Order, Winchester Model 1873 Lever
Action Sporting Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 249923B,
32 WCF cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, varnished walnut stock.
Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Records Office letter
that describes this rifle as: “Type: Rifle, Caliber: 32, Barrel Type: Round, Trigger: Plain” and “1/2 Magazine”.
The letter states it was shipped from the Winchester Warehouse on September 16, 1887. The rifle has the Third Style receiver
with integral dust cover guide rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The front of the receiver has the step found on 22, 32 and 38 caliber rifles. The 24-inch
round barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn, sporting style rear sight with serrated edges and solid back. The half-magazine has a
late style casehardened magazine cap held in place by the forend tip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN. CT./

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