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   LOT 1002
Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring “Trapper’s” Carbine
with Extremely Scarce 17 Inch Barrel - Serial no. 613927, 32 WCF cal., 17 inch round bbl., blue finish, gumwood stock.
Manufactured in 1911, this Model 1892 carbine has an extremely rare special order feature, a 17 inch barrel. Commonly referred to as “trapper’s carbines”, these Model 1892 carbines with shorter than standard barrels (14, 15, and 16 inch barrels) are already rare, however, a 17 inch
special order barrel is truly scarce, with us here at Rock Island Auction Company having only previously sold one other example. Other than their 15 inch trapper’s carbines, Winchester generally only sold barrels in increments of two due to the tooling they had available. The barrel has the standard two-line address/patent dates and caliber marking offset on the left. There are Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The three-line model, trademark, and patent information are marked on the upper tang, and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. It is fitted with a pinned blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight, and a saddle ring on the left of the receiver. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few scattered small patches of light pitting. The wood is also very good with a few scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A scarce barrel length to find in any Winchester model!
20429, 44 RF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The legendary Winchester Model 1866 or “improved Henry” was one of the earliest and most widely used repeating rifles in the American
West and saw use in conflicts over land, gold, and other resources on the
frontier in the second half of the 19th century in the hands of settlers, Native Americans, outlaws,
lawmen, and hunters. It is the direct descendant of the Henry rifle and traces its lineage back to earlier repeaters like the Volcanic. This rifle was manufactured in 1869 as a third model with the serial number
stamped in block numerals behind the trigger, and the distinctive brass receiver has the more moderately curved shape at the rear when compared to the earlier first and second models. The top barrel flat is
stamped with the faint, early style two-line Henry’s patent/King’s improvement patent marking which is partially covered by
the period replacement rear sight. The rifle is fitted with a blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Sling swivels are mounted on the underside of the brass forend
cap and walnut stock. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). CONDITION: Very good, showing mostly dark plum brown patina overall with some light surface pitting/oxidation and the brass is fine, showing a mellow, attractively aged patina. The revarnished wood is also very good with some scattered minor handling marks throughout. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
LOT 1004
Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in .35 W.C.F. - Serial no. 43437, 35 WCF
cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1903, with a small matted patch on the top of the receiver ring. The left side of the barrel has the two-line nickel steel marking and the caliber marking is on top at the breech. The standard two-line address and patent dates is on the left of the receiver, partially obscured by the peep sight mount. The upper tang has the two-line
trademark and model designation and the serial
number is on the lower tang.
It is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight, two-leaf rear sight, and a Lyman peep sight mounted on the left of the receiver. It is mounted with a finely figured, H-pattern checkered, Schnabel tip forearm with ebony insert and a checkered straight grip stock with a hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Fine, retains 50% plus of the original blue finish and strong case colors on the hammer with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The wood is also fine with some light handling marks scattered throughout, a horizontal hairline crack visible in the left of the wrist, and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
  Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
 LOT 1003 Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no.
      Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000 3

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