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  LOT 3048
Documented Antique Winchester Model 1894
Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper’s Carbine with
Desirable 16 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter - Serial
no. 39903, 30 WCF cal., 16 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1898, these
small carbines, due to their portable firepower, remained popular among ranchers and farmers well into the 20th century in the American West, much
of which remained relatively untamed. The two-line address is marked on top of the barrel along with the caliber marking, and the two-line nickel
steel marking is on the left. The three-line model, trademark, and patent information is on the upper tang and the serial number is on the bottom of
the receiver. It’s fitted with a pinned German silver 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. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the
warehouse on 16 April 1898 and shipment on 21 April 1898.
CONDITION: Good, showing a mixture of brown and grey patina overall with some scattered light surface pitting/oxidation, typical of a weathered frontier companion. There is a period repair and slight deformation in the upper tang. The wood is fair with an absent edge sliver, hairline crack, and two non-factory drilled holes in the forearm, and otherwise some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 3049
Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Documented Special Order 30 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter - Serial no. 18647, 38-56
WCF cal., 30 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. From its introduction, the Model 1886 was a popular choice for Western hunters
due to its power and rugged dependability, remaining a popular choice well into the 20th century and the introduction of bolt actions on the market. The
accompanying factory letter confirms the 30 inch octagon barrel in .38-56 caliber and set trigger. The set trigger and 30 inch barrel were documented special order
features. The factory letter also states the rifle was received in the warehouse on May 12, 1888 and shipped the same day and gives a November 19, 1904 repair and return date. The rifle
is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an adjustable elevation rear sight. The top barrel flat has the two-line Winchester address and caliber designation. The upper tang has the
model marking, and the lower tang has the patent dates marking and serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Very good showing the characteristics of a period working gun. The barrel shows vise marks at the breech and retains 20% original blue finish mostly in the sheltered areas
with a smooth artificial brown patina on the balance and some mild pitting. 40% original blue finish remains on the bolt. The frame retains traces of original silvered out case colors. The refinished wood is also very good and displays working gun character with a few a few cracks at the upper tang. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 3050
Early Production
Three Digit
Serial Number Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 831, 38 WCF
cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Model 1892 was designed as the successor to the Model 1873 and was incredibly popular in
the American West due to its variety of shared calibers with the Colt Single Action Army revolver. “Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms”
pointed out, “The ‘92 was so well made, functional, and attractive that many specimens still do service today in the hands of hunters and shooters.” As
serial number 831, this early first year production example proudly stands as a reminder to the legacy of the ‘92 that had a lengthy production run of over
50 years, and has retained its status as a rugged workhorse for much longer. The antique rifle is fitted with a Marble Sheard beaded blade front sight and an elevation
adjustable rear sight on a later production factory barrel. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Winchester address/”October 14, 1884” patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and a
Winchester factory oval proof followed by “38 WCF” at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent date marking. The three digit serial number is stamped on the underside of the receiver. The
lower tang is hand marked with the letters “CP” followed by a nine digit number. The straight grip stock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Very good. The factory replacement barrel and magazine retain 40% factory blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance, attesting to the longevity of its desirability as a functional working arm. The receiver has mostly a bright appearance with some light pitting. The bolt, hammer and lever retain 80% of the refinished blue. The heavily sanded wood is good with a coat of varnish, a repair on the forearm at the forend cap (left side), and a few dings and scratches, all signs of years of dedicated service. Mechanically excellent. An early first year production Winchester Model 1892 rifle.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3051
Documented Antique Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter
- Serial no. 124347, 45 Long Colt cal., 5 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. The Colt Single
Action Army was one of the most popular handguns in late 19th century and is easily the most iconic and most
thoroughly associated with the American West. Offered here is a fine, early example of the legendary Peacemaker in .45 LC. In the words of Colt
author and expert David Brown, “The Colt Single Action Army .45 was ‘the soldier’s friend’ throughout the remaining years of the Indian Wars in the
West. Adopted also with equal enthusiasm by civilians, it was the pet and the ‘good right arm’ of lawman and outlaw alike on every American frontier
of its era” (“The 36 Calibers of the Colt Single Action Army,” p. 70). The top of the barrel has the single-line address and there is no marking on the left. The left side of the frame is marked with the three-line patent dates, and the caliber marking is o the left of the trigger guard. The matching serial number is marked
on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, and back strap, and the assembly number “929” is inside the loading gate. It is fitted with a blade front sight, frame top groove rear sight, and a smooth walnut one-piece grip. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grip not listed) as well as shipment to Schoverling, Daly & Gales in New York on 21 February 1888.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% plus of the untouched original nickel finish with the balance having thinned to a
smooth grey patina and some scattered patches of light pitting, typical of a well-used working gun. The grips are also
fine showing some mild wear and scattered light handling marks, while retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500

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