April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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1894 vintage Winchester Model 1894 rifle, serial number 9038. Special ordered takedown frame. 26" round barrel with full length magazine tube. Chambered in .38-55 WCF. Lyman blade front sight with ivory bead, rear barrel sight provision is plugged. Tang mounted Lyman sight. Plain straight grain varnished walnut stock and forearm with rifle style butt. Blue with case hardened lever, hammer, and buttplate. Accompanying Cody Museum letter dated October 11, 2012 confirms configuration and warehouse receipt on October 14, 1895 and shipped from warehouse on May 11, 1896 on order number 10978. CONDITION: Excellent overall with approximately 93-95% original blue on barrel and magazine tube, with a "fingerprint" at the left side barrel address, most blue loss at the front barrel band. Receiver shows 90-95% bright original blue with most blue loss at the carry point on top of frame. Strong bright case colors present on the lever and hammer. Buttplate has turned a nickel patina color. Bore is bright and clean. Action is tight and crisp. Wood is excellent plus showing light to moderate wear. Overall a most attractive first year rifle chambered in desirable .38-55 WCF with special ordered take-down frame. -MKS-
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Value
Accessories
Box of ammo
Barrel Length
26"
Caliber/Bore
.38-55 WCF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1894
Paperwork
framed factory letter
Serial Number
9038
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,530.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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