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    LOT 36
Exceptional Antique Special Order Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model
1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 137884, 30 WCF cal., 26
inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. As “the ultimate lever gun”
for over a century, the Winchester Model 1894 rifle holds a special place in the hearts
of collectors. These “working guns” were not often ordered with special, extra cost features,
making semi-deluxe takedown variations highly sought after by collectors, especially those in high condition like this
example which was manufactured in 1902. The rifle is in takedown configuration and is fitted with a half octagon barrel and half magazine. The barrel has
a dovetail blade front sight, a three leaf rear sight (one fixed, two folding), the two-line address on the top flat ahead of the rear sight, “30 WCF” marked on the breech, and the two-line
nickel steel marking on the upper left flat. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent marking. The forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The buttstock is fitted with a hard rubber
Winchester grip cap and a steel shotgun buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked “13631 S.” The assembly number is repeated on the butt of the stock and on the back of the buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance and some freckling on the left side of the receiver. The hammer and lever retain 95% vivid
original case colors. The loading gate retains 85% original niter blue. The wood is excellent with some scattered minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 7,500 - 12,000
  LOT 37
Fine Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 106011, 38-56 WCF cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The accompanying Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter states the rifle was received in the warehouse on December 7, 1895, and shipped on December 9 and confirms the octagon barrel in .38-56 caliber and plain trigger. The rifle has the desirable casehardened frame and is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line
address ahead of the rear sight and “38-56 WCF” at the breech. The upper tang is marked ‘”-MODEL 1886-.” The lower tang ha
 s the two-
line patent date marking and the serial number. The forearm and straight grip stock are plain walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a solid crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 70% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The bolt retains 90% original blue finish. 40% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The receiver retains 40% original case colors. 30% original case colors remain on the forend cap, hammer and lever. The wood is also fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Both a fine and attractive representative example of a classic casehardened Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle. Estimate: 5,500 - 8,000
LOT 38
Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet -
Serial no. 571036B, 44 WCF cal., 30 inch round bbl., blue finish, varnished walnut stock. This excellent Winchester Model 1873 Musket was manufactured circa 1903. This musket has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The musket has the distinctive 30-inch round barrel with full length forearm secured by three barrel bands, steel block front sight that serves as a mount for a socket bayonet, socket bayonet, sling swivels on the middle barrel band and stock and military style folding leaf rear sight. The musket has a carbine style buttplate with sliding brass trapdoor. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester charcoal blue finish. The loading gate is fire blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened with muted case colors. The stock and forearm are oil-finished straight grain American walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped, “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN Ct./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber, “44 W.C.F.”, is roll-stamped between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped, “- MODEL. 1873. -” in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. “44 CAL” is roll-stamped across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator in script letters. The serial number is stamped in script between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. This musket is one of a 700 gun lot of Model 1873 Muskets in the 569,000-57,1000 serial number range that were shipped to Central America in September 1903. In the late 1950s, some of these muskets were discovered in storage in Nicaragua and imported to the U.S. These muskets were generally unissued and unfired and remained in nearly new condition. CONDITION: Excellent. This musket is all original and retains 97% of the original blue and color casehardened finish with very minor storage wear. The blue components have nearly all of the blue finish with a few scattered light scratches and handling marks on the barrel bands, receiver and side plates. The hammer, lever and trigger have nearly all of the muted case colors. The buttplate has some finish loss on the heel and toe. The loading gate retains nearly 100% of the fire blue finish. The stock and forearm are excellent plus and retain 98% of the original oil finish. Wear is limited to a few storage bruises located primarily on the left side of the forearm. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 1873 Musket in near new condition. Provenance: Richard Peters, USMC, Reserves Law Enforcement, a Gentleman. Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500

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