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   LOT 1035
Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1876
Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 27458, 45-75
cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, deluxe checkered
walnut stock. The Model 1876 is an iconic rifle once used by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Geronimo and the Texas Rangers. The included letter confirms that this rifle was received at the Winchester warehouse on October 9, 1882 and was shipped out the
following day as part of order number 35527 in 45/75 caliber with an octagon barrel, single set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock and a casehardened
frame. This is an early Third Model example with an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. Generally, the Third Model features are expected after serial number 30000. It features a blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to “10”, a full length magazine tube and is fitted with a multi-point checkered, fancy walnut forearm and semi-pistol grip stock. There is a small
ebony insert in the bottom of the grip and the crescent buttplate has a compartment containing a four piece metal cleaning rod. The top of the barrel has the Winchester address and King’s Improvement information. The upper tang has “MODEL 1876” between two foliate designs and the serial number is marked at the end of the lower tang.
CONDITION: Very good plus. The rifle retains some traces of the blue finish with otherwise a mottled brown patina with some scratches, mark, and patches of light pitting. The frame retains 20% faded case colors with some spotting and light pitting. The buttplate has a mottled brown patina. The wood is very good with crisp checkering, light scratches, pressure marks and a hairline crack on the grip near the upper tang
on the right. Mechanically excellent with clear markings.
 Estimate: 8,500 - 14,000
LOT 1036
Documented Early Production Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Flatside Lever Action Rifle with
Factory Letter - Serial no. 1889, 30-40 Krag cal., 28 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1896, the second year of production, as one of the first 5,000 manufactured with the flat sided receiver. The top of the barrel has the standard two-line address and the caliber marking at the breech. The model designation is marked on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and two- line patent date marking is on the trigger plate. The left side of the lower tang is marked “3286CF”, and “3286” is repeated on the stock under the buttplate. It is fitted with a pinned beaded blade front sight, filler in the rear sight dovetail, and a Lyman
peep sight mounted on the left side of the receiver. It is mounted with a finely figured, H-pattern checkered,
Schnabel tip forearm with ebony insert and a checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and a crescent
buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 12
February 1897, shipment on 24 February 1897, and a return date of 20 March 1902, for which stock refinish and
re-checkering, new fancy checkered forearm, mainspring advanced and shape “attired” [sic], new magazine, and
new breech bolt are listed as the work done.
CONDITION: Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to either a smooth
grey or plum brown patina, with some scattered speckling of very light surface pitting. The wood is also very good,
the forearm a factory replacement, factory refinished/re-checkered stock, with some scattered minor handling
marks, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
The first 5000 Winchester Model 1895 rifles were produced with a flat sided receiver.

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