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  This fairly early production Winchester Model 1894 was manufactured in 1902 and has a pinned blade front sight, notch and folding ladder rear sight, standard markings, and smooth carbine forearm and buttstock. This model quickly became the most popular lever action in the U.S. and was used by numerous American hunters as well as lawmen like Frank Hamer and the Texas Rangers. The latter frequently used their rifles in the early 20th century in a tragic wave frontier violence.
CONDITION: Fine with 40% original blue finish, mostly smooth gray patina on the balance, mild dings and marks, some light oxidation, long scratches on the sides of the
frame, and general moderate overall wear clearly indicating this is a carbine that saw real use. The refinished wood is very good and has some flakes and repaired small chips by the receiver tangs and a few light scratches and marks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
  LOT 42
Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 143955, 44 WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish,
walnut stock. The Model 1892 is one of the most iconic western firearms and was a co-star in many classic films. This carbine falls within the pre-1899
serial number range published by Winchester based on the Madis dates and is thus legally an antique. It has a pinned blade front sight, notch and ladder rear sight, standard markings, and carbine stock and forearm.
CONDITION: Very good with 40% original blue finish mainly concentrated on the muzzle section and magazine tube, gray and brown patina on the balance, some mild pitting on the brown patianed frame and furniture, and general mild overall wear including some marks on the frame. The refinished wood is
also very good and has a crack on the upper right corner of the wrist, some erosion on the opposite side, and a few marks. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 43
Documented Texas Shipped First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Holster, Belt, and Factory Letter - Serial no. 230851, 38-40 WCF cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, hard rubber grips. The factory letter lists the revolver in .38-40 with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, and blue finish when it was part of a shipment of 18 guns of this type shipped on August 15, 1902, to Bering Cortes Hardware Co. in Houston, Texas. The company was formed by Julius C. Bering and H.W. Cortes c. 1885. The revolver has a blade front sight, two-line address, no visible caliber marking, the two-line patent marking followed by
a faint encircled Rampant Colt on the left, matching serial numbers, and checkered hard rubber grips
with embossed Rampant Colt emblems. The brown leather double loop holster and cartridge belt
are not marked.
CONDITION: Good with gray and brown patina, mild pitting, and moderate overall wear. The grips are also good and have well-worn checkering, attractive aged coloration, edge wear, and some scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. The holster rig is fair with heavy overall wear including crackling and rub wear. Overall, a classic Colt Single Action Army and holster rig with a lot of old Southwest character.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
    LOT 41
Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 150157, 30 WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish.

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