Model 1894

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Winchester Deluxe Antique Engraved 1894 Sporting Rifle .30 WCF s/n 39514
Private Collection

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.

Winchester 1894 Takedown Short Rifle .30 WCF s/n 122466 mfg 1898
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Winchester 1894 Takedown Short Rifle .30 WCF s/n 122466
mfg 1898 - 20” part round takedown barrel; full mag; Lyman front sight; blank in rear dovetail; tang sight; extra finish walnut stocks; case colored Hammer, lever & crescent buttplate. Receiver retains 75% thinning blue with plum patina mixing in w/forging marks visible; barrel retains 90% bright blue w/edge on points of octagon; mag retains 60% - 80% blue with thinning at magazine retaining band from takedown wear; hammer and lever retain traces of their original case colors with balance silver/grey; buttplate is mostly silver; stocks retain a high degree of their original varnish finish and are in excellent condition overall; action is crisp; bore is brilliant.


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