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      Incredibly Rare & Extremely Fine Investment Quality Second Year Production Winchester
              Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle
                           LOT 37
Phenomenal and RARE Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 11866, 38 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This virtually unused, antique Winchester Model 1892 Rifle was manufactured in 1893. These rugged Winchesters generally saw hard use, especially
the early production rifles, which are almost never found in the exceptional condition that this example exhibits. This antique Model 1892 is mostly certainly a stand out piece that is deserving of the most advanced public or private collections. The top barrel flat is marked with the standard two-line address and “38 W.C.F.” at
the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line model/trademark/patent date marking, and the serial number is on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 20 April 1893 and shipment on 6 May 1893 in order number 18255. CONDITION: Excellent, retains 98% bright original high polish blue finish, 85% of the original vivid case colors, and 80% original niter blue on the loading gate with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is also excellent with a few light dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent. If you desire to own one outstanding Winchester Model 1892, look no further!
Estimate: 18,000 - 27,500

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