Winchester, Model 1892 China Navigation Co. SRC, .44 wcf, s/n 208019, carbine

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brl length 20", lever action, good condition, Rare China Navigation Company Ltd. carbine, the stock is marked on the left side at butt in a lined oval with a flag in center just forward is another marking BS No 49 which is also stamped left side of receiver "B&S. II49" which stands for Butterfield and Swire the far eastern trading company of the same. The left side of barrel is also marked "CHINA NAVIGATION Co LTD" in a single line just ahead of receiver. With a Cody letter it is determined that this rifle left the warehouse on January 14th 1903 as part of order number 12162 which contained a total of 59 rifles in its shipment. Approximately 124 total Winchesters were ordered over a period of 8 years in 5 shipments to protect the fleet during the Russo-Chinese and Russo-Japanese war periods. The serial number and 3 line tang stamping are both present but faint as well as the barrel address. At some point the SRC has been reblued showing light flash pitting at a few spots top of barrel with minor handling marks in some areas. The top of bolt has no bluing present and there is a Marble's rear sight with a fixed front. The straight grip walnut stock and forend show wear with slight losses at the forend and receiver meeting point along with underside front of forend. Bore shines with nice rifling. Rare example of a China Navigation SRC. 11-5-24

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Winchester, Model 1892 China Navigation Co. SRC, .44 wcf, s/n 208019, carbine
Winchester, Model 1892 China Navigation Co. SRC, .44 wcf, s/n 208019, carbine
Lot number: 26
Seller: Zettlemoyer Auction Co., LLC.
Event: End of Summer Spectacular Firearms Auction
Ends: Saturday, August 24 | 9:00 AM  Eastern

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