RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
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RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
SN 814. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26" rnd bbl, full magazine, combination ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is first type with external cartridge guide screws. Right side of top tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number "248". Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. No assembly numbers were observed on the wood or buttplate which indicates the stock may be an old replacement. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 8, 1894 and shipped Jan. 24, 1895. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light wear on magazine band; forend cap retains 95-96% strong orig blue; receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with some fine pin head flaking, sharp edge wear and some light candy striping; lever & hammer retain strong, bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness. This rifle shows very little use, retaining virtually all of the factory blue on bolt face and loading gate. 4-44398 JR16