June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Serial number applied on September 18th, 1920. The records for Winchester from this era are lost with the only available information on serial number date. Rifle features full octagon barrel, full magazine, King sporting rear sight, walnut stocks and composite buttplate. Barrel breach has some scroll and punch dot engraving. Nose cap and frame are gold plated with scroll engraving on nose cap while frame is engraved with same type of scroll and punch dot background on right side, top of frame and tang with a little bit of light scroll engraving on the lever. Left side of frame is engraved in the same scroll with a panel scene of antlered game. Barrel and tube retain approximately 95% reapplied rust bluing with some age freckling. There is some bubbling of the gold finish forward part of the frame on all sides. The scroll engraving is very similar to that of George Ulrich or Stokes style. The antlered game panel scene is also similar to Gough and Stokes but we could find no exact example of this image; closest example we could find is on page 340 in the book "Winchester Engraving' by R.L. Wilson. Without an exact example and factory letter, it is impossible to tell whether this gun is factory engraved or not. Frame retains approximately 85% of the gold plating. Wood has been refinished and is in excellent condition. Fine bore and action. Lovely Winchester regardless as the engraving is master quality. CORRECTION: From the collection of Kent V. Bissel.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
24"
Caliber/Bore
.32-20
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1892
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
905673
(A) ENGRAVED & PLATED WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE (1920).
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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