Model 1894 No. 39514

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Cody Letter - Madis Book - Adobe PDF Slide Show - Style 9 Engraving

Winchester Deluxe Antique Engraved 1894 Sporting Rifle .30 WCF s/n 39514 mfg 1895 - 22” part round barrel; half mag; No. 9 engraving on the barrel, forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate; casehardened hammer, lever & buttplate; Marble No. 3 front sight with ivory bead; factory blank in rear sight dove-tail; Lyman folding combination tang sight adjustable for windage and elevation; deluxe pistol grip style E carved & checkered fancy oil-finished walnut stocks. Condition - Fine, approximately 40% of the original blue on the receiver. The barrel has nearly 90% of the slightly faded blue finish with some very minor thinning on the top and left flat between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver. The forearm cap has about 60% of the blue finish; the balance is a smooth, blue-gray, patina. The receiver has a very attractive, blue gray patina with large portions of blue finish in protected areas. The hammer and loading lever have strong case colors with some silvering. The crescent buttplate has a smooth silver patina. The engraving is crisp and deep; the barrel markings are sharp. The fancy walnut stock and forearm are in excellent condition. The checkering shows only minor handling wear and the carved scroll borders are sharp. The stock and forearm are free from nicks and scratches and retain nearly all of the original satin finish. The factory engraving and checkering are identical to that illustrated in the 1897 Winchester catalogue "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" and shown on pages 209-211 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by Wilson. This rifle has a full-page illustration and description on page 426 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis.

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