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Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 3

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2700+ Antique and Collectable Lots - Excellent Collection of Winchester Lever Actions, Deringers, Palm Pistols, Powder Flasks, Curio Type Firearms! Plus Civil War, Colt Automatics & Percussion
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Magnificent Factory Cased and Engraved Volcanic Lever Action Navy Pistol

Lot # 3000 (Sale Order: 1 of 848)

Magnificent Factory Cased and Engraved Volcanic Lever Action Navy Pistol
This is an extraordinary example of a Volcanic Navy Model lever-action pistol with 8-inch barrel that was manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company of New Haven, Connecticut, between July 1855 and April 1857. The pistol has a blued octagon barrel and integral magazine, brass frame with silver-plated finish, niter blue cartridge elevator and color casehardened hammer, trigger and loading lever. The two-piece walnut grips have a high gloss varnish finish. The pistol has a nickel-silver cone shaped front sight on the barrel and a fixed, niter blue, rear sight mounted in a dovetail on the frame. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the three-line legend: "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB.14.1854". The serial number, "1529" is stamped on the right side of the loading lever, on the left side of the frame at the butt and on the inside of both grips. All of the visible serial numbers match. The pistol frame, side plates and backstrap are factory engraved with the standard Volcanic style scroll and border engraving. The large, open scrolls have simple scalloped borders and extend along the top of the frame and the backstrap. The finish and engraving on this pistol appear to be identical to that of Volcanic pistol serial number 1159 illustrated on page 6 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The pistol is complete with the original case. The walnut, American Style, case has four compartments and a maroon velvet lining. The case is complete with the original key. The Volcanic lever action pistol was a key predecessor to the Henry Lever Action rifle and subsequent Winchester Model 1866 and 1873 Rifles. Not only did the Volcanic lever action mechanism and integral, magazine serve as the basis for Henry and ear…
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Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Special Order 30-Inch Barrel

Lot # 3001 (Sale Order: 2 of 848)

Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Special Order 30-Inch Barrel
Winchester Model 1866 Rifle manufactured in 1872. This Third Model Rifle has the serial number "106547" stamped in block letters on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. The rifle is fitted with a special order., 30-inch octagon barrel and sling swivels on the forearm cap and stock. The crescent buttplate has a hinged trapdoor and the rifle is complete with the four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel is fitted with "Rocky Mountain" front sight with nickel silver blade and has a blank in the rear sight dove-tail. A folding combination rear sight with hinged peep is mounted on the upper receiver tang. The hammer has fine knurling with a lower border. The loading lever is the early small pattern and the trigger has a pointed tip. The indented loading port cover is retained by a single screw. The rifle has a blued barrel and loading port cover, casehardened hammer and loading lever and distinctive brass receiver, forearm cap and crescent buttplate. The stock and forearm are black walnut with a satin varnish finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the second style, two-line, legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT. / KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.".
BBL: 30 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 RF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 106547

Condtion: Fine. The brass forearm cap, receiver and buttplate have a mellow patina and are in fine condition. The receiver shows minimal handling wear; the side-plate joints are tight and are not battered. The receiver, forearm cap and buttplate have minimal dents and scratches. The stock and forearm are very fine with minimal handling marks. The barrel, magazine tube, hammer and lever have a plum-…
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Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action in 50 Express with Half-Magazine and Casehardened R...

Lot # 3002 (Sale Order: 3 of 848)

Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action in 50 Express with Half-Magazine and Casehardened Receiver with Factory Letter
Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1892 and chambered for the .50-110 Express cartridge. The rifle is complete with a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that describes it as: "Rifle, 50/110 caliber", with round barrel, plain trigger, "1/2 magazine" and "Shotgun butt". The letter states that the rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 14, 1892. The rifle has a blued barrel and half-magazine with the early casehardened receiver, forearm cap, hammer and loading lever. The bolt and loading gate have a high polish blue finish. The stock and forearm are walnut with an oil finish. The stock is fitted with a steel, casehardened, shotgun buttplate. The barrel is fitted with a Winchester Express front sight with ivory bead and a folding, two-leaf, Winchester Express rear sight with platinum lines below the sighting notches. The left side of the barrel is stamped with "50 EX" followed by the British "Crown/P" and "Crown/V" proof and inspection marks. A second "Crown/V" mark is stamped on the top of the bolt. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A." with arrows at either end of each line. The caliber designation "50 EX" is stamped on the top of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "- MODEL 1886-". The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger and the serial number, "73246" is stamped between the tang screws.
BBL: 26 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 50 express
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips:
Serial Number: 73246

Condtion: Excellent. The rifle has 95% plus of the…
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Three Various Boxes of Vintage Rifle Cartridges

Lot # 3003 (Sale Order: 4 of 848)

Three Various Boxes of Vintage Rifle Cartridges
1) Box of Winchester .38 Win. Express cartridges with correct green label printed with the number of cartridges (10), cartridge illustration, cartridge information and Winchester address. 2) Box of Winchester 50-100 Winchester smokeless soft point with correct orange label printed with the number of cartridges (20) and Winchester and cartridge information. 3) Box of Winchester 40 caliber, 2 1/2" cartridge for Sharp's rifle with the correct green label printed with the number of cartridges (20), cartridge information and Winchester address.
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Condtion: 1 and 2 are very good with some taped repairs on the edges, with 2 having a few small holes in the label. 3 is very good with some edge separation, traces of the reloading label remaining on the main body of the box, some minor paper loss and some minor stains. All are in a transparent protective wrap and have been opened. Overall all labels have clear printing.
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Unique Documented Factory Presentation Winchester Model 95 Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot # 3004 (Sale Order: 5 of 848)

Unique Documented Factory Presentation Winchester Model 95 Carbine with Factory Letter
This is a truly unique example of a presentation Winchester Model 1895 Carbine that was manufactured in 1937. The carbine is complete with the original Winchester Assembly Room Hang Tag and a Winchester factory letter. The letter states: "The subject gun was built for and purchased by Col. Walter Seigmund, general sales manager of the Winchester Arms Company to be given to Mr. Rusty Casteel, vice president of Winchester Arms Company, in 1937". The letter further states that Winchester manufactured 16 Model 1895 Carbines in 1937, 17 in 1938 and 1 carbine in 1940. The carbine has a full blue finish and varnished walnut, military style forearm with grasping grooves, handguard and stock with carbine butt. The right side of the receiver is engraved: "FROM/THE COLONEL and his LADY VIRGINIA/TO/"RUSTY" CASTEEL/APRIL 3, 1937" in five lines. The barrel is fitted with a ramp front sight with sheet steel front sight cover. The rear sight is the standard military style folding leaf with 1000 yard ramp and 1800 yard leaf. A sling ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The buttplate has a sliding trap. The top of the receiver is stamped with the oval "W/P" Winchester proofmark followed by ".30/ARMY". The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped with the elongated Winchester New Haven address and 1895-1907 patent dates. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 95/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG.U.S. PAT. OFF & FGN" in three lines. The serial number, "425111" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the trigger. Attached to the rear sight is an original, typed Winchester tag which gives the zero for this carbine using .30-40, 180 grain Power Point Super X cartridges. This unique, presentation, Model 1895 Carbine is one of the very la…
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Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Musket with Socket Bayonet

Lot # 3005 (Sale Order: 6 of 848)

Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Musket with Socket Bayonet
This is an exceptional example of a Winchester Third Model 1873 Musket that was manufactured in 1902. The musket has the distinctive full-length forearm with three barrel bands, block fronts sight that serves as a bayonet lug, military style folding leaf rear sight and carbine buttplate with sliding brass trap. The middle barrel band and buttplate are fitted with sling swivels. The musket has a blued barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and carbine style buttplate. The hammer and loading lever have a casehardened finish. The musket has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with seriated edges. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KINGS IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber designation "44 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is engraved on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1873" with fancy letters and foliate decorations on either side of the model designation. The serial number, "570169B" is stamped on the bottom of the receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. The musket is complete with a bright-finished, 18-inch, socket bayonet. Winchester Model 1873 Muskets are rare. Most of the muskets were produced for foreign orders and few examples were re-imported to the United States. This particular musket is one of a very few un-issued weapons found in Central America and returned to the United States in the mid-20th century.
BBL: 30 inch
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 570169B

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Rare Documented Winchester Model 1892 Sporting Rifle with Factory Nickel-Plated Finish, Smooth Bo...

Lot # 3006 (Sale Order: 7 of 848)

Rare Documented Winchester Model 1892 Sporting Rifle with Factory Nickel-Plated Finish, Smooth Bore Barrel and "101" Stock Brand with Factory Letter
Winchester Model 1892 Sporting Rifle with full nickel plated finish and "101" boldly branded on the right side of the stock. The rifle is accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter dated April 23, 1963 that states: "The Winchester 1892 serial number records describe number 54117 as a rifle, caliber 44, octagon barrel, nickel, plain trigger and smoothbore. It was shipped from the factory on January 18, 1896." The "101" brand and smoothbore barrel almost certainly indicate that the rifle was used by the famous 101 Ranch and Wild West Show located at Ponca City, Oklahoma. With the exception of the full nickel-plated finish, smooth bore barrel and "101" stock brand the rifle is a standard configuration Model 1892 Sporting Rifle with octagon barrel, full length magazine, crescent buttplate and straight grain walnut stock and forearm. The barrel has a dove-tailed front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line legend: "- MANUFACTUED BY THE- / - WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. -" ahead of the rear sight and the caliber designation "44 W.C.F." behind it. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1892 / -WINCHESTER- / PAT.OCT.14.1884." in three lines. The serial number "54117" is located on the lower front edge of the receiver.
BBL: 24 inch
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 WCF Smoothbore
Finish: nickel
Grips:
Serial Number: 54117

Condtion: Very fine. The rifle retains nearly 70% of the original nickel-plated finish overall with scattered light flaking but no serious finish loss. The markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in fine condition with min…
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Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot # 3007 (Sale Order: 8 of 848)

Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine
The result of a John Browning design, the Model 1895 was the first lever action rifle equipped with a box magazine. This carbine was manufactured in early 1914 and features a pinned Lyman blade front sight and a folding rear sight graduated to 1,800 yards. Contoured side frame with the saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side. The left side of the receiver is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates and the top of the receiver ring is marked with the Winchester oval proof and "30 / ARMY". The upper tang is marked with the three line model, maker, trademark marking and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth military style forearm with grasping groove and handguard secured by a barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).
BBL: 22 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 30 ARMY
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 79072

Condtion: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% of the original bright blue finish with some minor wear and very minor pitting on the muzzle and a few minor scratches. The receiver retains 90% blue with the balance a smooth plum patina mixed with streaks of original blue and high edge wear. The bolt retains 70% bright original finish with large areas flaked to a smooth brown patina. The magazine retains 80% original finish with loss due to cycling the action and the lever retains approximately 75% original finish with the balance a smooth dark patina. The wood is excellent with a few overall scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are sharp and clear. The action is excellent.
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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot # 3008 (Sale Order: 9 of 848)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter
The included Winchester factory letter confirms the serial number, rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The letter states that the rifle was shipped on 1 April 1903 with no other information listed. The rifle has a German silver blade front sight, buckhorn rear sight, and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/patent date and "32-40". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1894 / -WINCHESTER- / PAT. AUG. 21, 1894". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32-40 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 174331

Condtion: Very fine. The barrel and magazine retain 85% original blue finish thinning to a brown patina. The frame retains approximately 90% blue finish, mostly thinning to a gray patina. The lever retains some flashes (30%) of the original case colors with balance a smooth gray patina. The buttplate has a smooth cleaned bright gray patina. The wood is very fine with some minor dings and scratches (mostly on the buttstock). Mechanically excellent.
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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 3009 (Sale Order: 10 of 848)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Lever Action Rifle
Manufactured in 1901. German silver blade front sight and a Winchester special smokeless rear sight. The barrel has the two line address/patent date and "32 W.S." on the top flat with the two line nickel steel marking on the upper left flat. The upper tang is stamped with the three line model/patent date marking, with the tang sight mount filler screw removed. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 W.S.
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 206051

Condtion: Very fine. The barrel retains 80% original blue finish thinning to a brown patina with extremely limited pin point pitting. The receiver and receiver ring retain 70% blue finish the with balance a smooth brown patina. The lever retains limited flashes of original case colors with the balance a brown-gray patina. The buttplate has a smooth silver-gray patina, with a smooth brown patina on the forend cap. Overall there is some scattered light spotting. The wood is fine with a few pressure dents on the forearm and a couple chips along the grain on the buttstock, along with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 3010 (Sale Order: 11 of 848)

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle
Manufactered in 1881, this is an example of a Second Model with dust cover guide rail screwed to the receiver. German silver blade front sight, buckhorn rear sight and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent dates and "38-CAL". The upper tang is stamped "MODEL 1873", lower tang is marked with the serial number, and "38 CAL" is on the brass cartridge elevator.
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 38 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 73645

Condtion: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 60% original blue finish (stronger on the barrel) with the balance a smooth brown patina with some minor pitting on the barrel. The action retains 50% blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The upper tang has discoloration where a tang sight once resided with an extra non-factory filler screw remaining as well as a modern replaced stock screw. The buttplate and lever have a mottled gray patina. There is some scattered minor spotting. The wood is fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.
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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Short Rifle

Lot # 3011 (Sale Order: 12 of 848)

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Short Rifle
Manufactured in 1917. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date and "32 W.C.F." is marked at the breech. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Dove tailed blade front sight, the rear sight has been removed and a filler installed and a short range tang mounted peep sight has been installed. Blue finish with casehardened lever and buttplate, full length magazine tube and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
BBL: 19 7/8 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 844288

Condtion: Very good. The barrel retains 40% faded original finish, mostly on the lower portion and at the breech end with the balance a smooth brown patina. The magazine shows 60% original finish with some thinning to brown. The receiver retains 60% original finish with smooth gray patina on the bottom, thinning on the forward portion and high edge wear. The lever has a smooth mottled gray patina and the buttplate is a smooth silver gray. The wood is very good with a few minor scratches on the stock and overall a few minor dings and dents. Crisp and clear markings. The action is fine. We cannot verify the barrel length as original, so caution must be exercised in the purchase of this rifle.
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Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .405 WCF Caliber

Lot # 3012 (Sale Order: 13 of 848)

Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .405 WCF Caliber
Manufactured in 1905. The rifle has a raised Lyman blade front sight with bead, two folding leaf rear sight, and an adjustable Lyman receiver peep sight. The barrel has the two line smokeless powder marking ahead of "405 W.C.F.", with the factory proof on the barrel and receiver. Standard two line New Haven address/patent dates on the left side of the receiver, three line model designation/trademark information on the upper tang, and the serial number on the lower tang. Plain Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and plain straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. One seldom finds these powerful .405 WCF Model 1895s with cresent buttplates. Most were delivered with shotgun butts due to the severe recoil. Very scarce!
BBL: 24 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 405 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 50525

Condtion: Excellent. The barrel retains 97% original blue finish with some scattered minor surface rust. The frame and non-detachable box magazine retain 98% bright original blue finish. The lever retains approximately 60% blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The buttplate retains 70% faded original case colors fading to a smooth silver gray patina with limited minor spotting. The wood is excellent with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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Excellent Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Lot # 3013 (Sale Order: 14 of 848)

Excellent Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Takedown Rifle
Manufactured in 1923. Featuring a fixed front sight with an adjustable sporting rear sight with full length tubular magazine. The left side of the barrel is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894." as well as the nickel steel barrel marking under the rear sight. The upper tang is marked with the model designation and the serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and a crescent steel buttplate.
BBL: 24 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 Win special
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 929662

Condtion: Excellent. 98% original finish remains on the barrel and magazine tube, showing only minor collector type handling marks. All markings are crisp. The frame retains 97% original blue finish exhibiting only very minor handling marks and light pitting isolated to the receiver ring at the takedown barrel assembly juncture. The wood is excellent plus with only slight storage type pressure marks. The forend cap is absent a patch of blue on the left side. The action is excellent. Over all an excellent Winchester Model 94 takedown.
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Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Lever-Action Carbine

Lot # 3014 (Sale Order: 15 of 848)

Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Lever-Action Carbine
This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine that was manufactured in 1924. The carbine has a round barrel, full-length magazine and steel carbine buttplate. The barrel, magazine, receiver and buttplate are blued. The hammer and loading lever have a casehardened finish. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm have a satin varnish finish. The carbine is fitted with a Lyman "DB" receiver sight with locking lever and folding peep made specifically for the Model 1892 Winchester. A blank is fitted in the rear sight dovetail on the barrel. The carbine has a steel front sight blade mounted on the barrel block. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884." between the barrel band and the rear sight dovetail. The caliber, "25-20 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight dove-tail and the receiver. Oval "W/P" Winchester proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 92/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT OFF & FGN." in three lines. The serial number, "929948" is located on the underside of the receiver. The left side of the rear sight is stamped with the Lyman running deer trade-mark followed by "LYMAN'S PAT. JUNE 25.95".
BBL: 20 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 25-20 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 929948

Condtion: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% of the original blue finish. Wear is limited to some minor finish loss on the muzzle and barrel band. The buttplate has a gray brown patina with some very light pitting on the heel and toe and some minor scratches on the right side. The sto…
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Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot # 3015 (Sale Order: 16 of 848)

Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter
The included factory letter confirms the serial number, takedown rifle configuration, octagon barrel, and plain trigger, with the caliber listed as "55-70". The letter states that the rifle was received in the warehouse on August 15, 1894 and shipped on August 21, 1894. The included letter from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center states that the factory letter listing the caliber as "55-70" is an error in the records and there is no reference to any cartridge of this size. This takedown rifle is marked with the two line address, " -- MANUFACTURED BY THE -- / --WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. --" ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "- MODEL 1886 -" and the 1884 and 1885 patent dates and serial number are marked on the lower tang. This rifle features a German silver blade front sight and an adjustable folding leaf rear sight. Full magazine, all blue finish with casehardened lever, buttplate and hammer and mounted with a smooth semi deluxe grain walnut forearm with iron cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 45-70
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 88987

Condtion: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 40% of the original dark blue finish mixed with an artificial smooth brown patina. The takedown ring retains 50% original blue with the balance a smooth brown patina. The receiver retains 60% of the original thinning blue finish with wear on the high edges and areas of cold blue touch-up. The lever shows strong original case colors in protected areas with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The buttplate shows some original case colors mixed with a smooth brown patina. The refinished wood is fin…
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Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon Barrel and...

Lot # 3016 (Sale Order: 17 of 848)

Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon Barrel and Casehardened Receiver
Manufactured in 1882, this Second Model production features the dust cover guide rail secured on the top of the receiver with two screws and dust cover has the serrated finger grip on the rear. This particular rifle features a special order octagon barrel, casehardened receiver, forend cap and buttplate, adjustable single set trigger, triple x fancy, oil finished checkered forearm and pistol grip stock, with ebony insert, and a silver cartridge elevator (writer has never seen a silver elevator on a Winchester lever action rifle). The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN, CT. / KING'S- IMPROVEMENT- PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16, 1860" ahead of the rear sight, the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the serial number appears on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Dovetailed front blade sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sporting sight. Complete with an original four piece cleaning rod stored in the butt compartment.
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44-40
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips:
Serial Number: 89061

Condtion: Excellent. The barrel and magazine retain 97% of the original bright blue finish with some scattered surface rust. Almost 95% of the original case colors remain on the receiver and forend cap with much of the original lacquer also remaining. The lever and buttplate show strong original case colors with minor surface oxidation. With exception of a small chip on the lower right wrist at the receiver, the wood is excellent with almost all of the original oil finish remaining, a few minor dings and scratches and sharp checkering. The markings are clear and crisp. The action is excellent. This "attic" rifle (it…
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Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot # 3017 (Sale Order: 18 of 848)

Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine
Winchester Model 1892 Carbine manufactured in 1927. The carbine has a full blue finish with oiled walnut stock and forearm. The carbine has a round barrel, full length magazine, saddle ring on the left side of the receiver and steel carbine buttplate. The barrel is fitted with a Winchester Express front sight with colored bead on the front sight block and an adjustable folding leaf rear sight. The top of the barrel and receiver are stamped with the Winchester "W/P" proof mark. The left side of the barrel has the two-line marking: "-MODEL 92 - WINCHESTER - 44W.C.F. - / -TRADE MARK-" below the rear sight. The opposite side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MADE IN U.S.A.WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO / -NEW HAVEN. CONN. -". The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A." in three lines. The serial number, "992220" is located on the underside of the receiver. The bottom of the receiver just to the left of the front of the lever is marked with a small "19".
BBL: 20 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 992220

Condtion: Near new. The carbine shows almost no handling wear and retains 99% plus of the original blue finish. The receiver has several very minor storage marks and some very light scuff marks adjacent to the saddle ring. Finish loss is limited to some minor flaking on the buttplate. The oil-finished walnut stock and forearm have no handling or storage wear. The bore is in perfect condition. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine in near new condition. It would be extremely difficult to ever find a better example of a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine!
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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action 45-70 Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot # 3018 (Sale Order: 19 of 848)

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action 45-70 Rifle with Factory Letter
This is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum Letter. The Cody Museum letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on January 22, 1895. The letter describes the rifle features as 45/70 caliber with "1/2 Octagon" barrel, "1/2 magazine, 4 cartridges", plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, and shotgun butt with rubber buttplate. The rifle has a blued barrel and half-magazine, casehardened receiver with niter blue loading gate and bolt. The forearm cap, hammer and loading lever have a casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are fancy, highly figured, walnut with checkered panels on the forearm and pistol grip and semi-gloss varnish finish. The bottom of the pistol grip has an ebony insert. The black, hard rubber, checkered buttplate is embossed with the circular Winchester logo. The barrel is fitted with a rare Lyman folding combination front sight with ivory bead and a folding leaf rear sight. A Lyman combination peep sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The top flat of the half-octagon barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE- / -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation, "47-70" is stamped on the top barrel flat immediately in front of the receiver. The lower receiver tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and the serial number "94921" between the tang screws.
BBL: 26 inch half octagon
Stock: fancy walnut
Gauge: 45/70
Finish: blue/casehardened
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Serial Number: 94921

Condtion: Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain approximately 95% of the original blue finish. The only disce…
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Outstanding Rare Deluxe Special Order Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle In Rare 22 Short with a ...

Lot # 3019 (Sale Order: 20 of 848)

Outstanding Rare Deluxe Special Order Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle In Rare 22 Short with a Factory Mounted Winchester A5 Scope
This Winchester Model 1873 .22 rimfire rifle was manufactured in 1887 and subsequently returned to factory to barrel and mount scope. It has the distinctive .22 rimfire receiver with no loading gate and front-loading magazine tube. The overall condition of this rifle is just fantastic, probably the best 22LR 1873 rifle we have ever offered for sale. This is certainly a special order rifle in that it has the rare half-round, half -octagon barrel, with a Winchester special order globe front sight, with the factory mounted A5 scope (the proof is stamped forward of the rear scope block), and the sporting type adjustable rear sight. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver have the Winchester rust blue finish with the hammer, loading lever, and crescent steel buttplate have a casehardened finish. The buttplate does not have a trap. The walnut stock and forearm have a varnished finish. The receiver has an integral dust cover rib and dust cover with seriated edges. The top octagon barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866.OCTOBER 16.1860-". The top of the barrel is fitted with a set of original Winchester A5 scope blocks with the rear base directly in front of the receiver ring with the Winchester circled "WP" proof "in front of the rear base", with the front base mounted 7.2 inches center to center. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "{MODEL 1873}" with foliate lettering. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is engraved: "22 CAL/SHORT" in two lines. The serial number, "24303B" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. The M1873 .22 Rimfire Ri…
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Scarce Winchester Double W Cartridge Display Board

Lot # 3020 (Sale Order: 21 of 848)

Scarce Winchester Double W Cartridge Display Board
The board is mounted in 3" flat wood frame, 57 1/2" wide by 40" tall, with a gold painted border around the 49"x 31 1/2" green board. In the center is a vignette of two Winchester-armed hunters behind a dead bear in a winter woodland scene, which is flanked with a moose head and a mallard in flight. Over 100 cartridges, bullets and primer tins are arranged in the "Double W" pattern, and with the exception of a tin of "E.B. CAPS" being absent, and a few of the tins lacking the clear front, all items are present. Marked "FORBES CO BOSTON" in the lower right hand corner, with a paper label on the back reading "PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS/ of the/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co/ PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE".
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Condtion: Very good as period varnished over. Some small tears and holes are visible in the paper, along with some darkening around the edges and light wear on the image overall. The frame is good.
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Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot # 3021 (Sale Order: 22 of 848)

Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Sporting Rifle
Manufactured in 1895, this Third Model has the distinctive integral dust cover rail machined to the top of the receiver. German silver blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight, with full length magazine. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F" at the breech. The serial number appears on the lower tang and "MODEL 1873" flanked by the foliate design on the upper tang, with "32 CAL." on the brass cartridge elevator. Casehardened lever, trigger, hammer and buttplate, and blue barrel, magazine and receiver. Smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 497783B

Condtion: Excellent. The rifle retains approximately 97% of the original blue finish with some thinning on the magazine, front portion of the receiver and ahead of the hammer, and high edge wear. Some brown patina is forming on the receiver, as well as some minor streaks on the sides. The lever has a smooth silver gray patina with strong original case colors in protected areas. The hammer retains most of the original case colors and the buttplate shows strong faded case colors on the tang, otherwise a smooth mottled silver gray. The wood is also excellent virtually all of the original finish remaining and overall some scattered minor dings and dents. The markings are sharp and clear. The action is excellent.
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Scarce Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Saddle Ring Carbine with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire...

Lot # 3022 (Sale Order: 23 of 848)

Scarce Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Saddle Ring Carbine with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Exemption Letter
Manufactured in 1918, this carbine has a saddle ring and staple mounted on the left side of the receiver, square base and blade front sight and adjustable folding leaf rear sight graduated to 200 yards. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date marking, ".44 W.C.F." on the left at the breech, the serial number on the bottom of the frame and the number "20" next to the lever. The three line model, make and trade mark information is marked on the upper tang and the Winchester oval proof mark is found on the top of the barrel and receiver ring at the breech. Mounted with a smooth forearm secured by a single barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate. This Trapper carbine is complete with an accompanying Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms letter listing this carbine as one of five removed from the purview of the NFA, National Firearms Act and classified as a curio and relic.
BBL: 14 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 889143

Condtion: Fine. The barrel retains 30% original finish, the magazine retains approximately 50% original finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. There is some minor pitting on the bottom of the magazine and on the barrel band. The receiver retains strong traces of original blue finish mostly in the protected areas and around the saddle ring. There is a small amount of very minor pitting. The lever shows signs of some light cleaning and a small amount of minor pitting. The buttplate has a smooth dark patina with some minor pitting on the heel. The wood is fine with some minor dings and dents on the forearm and minor handling marks on the stock. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.
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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot # 3023 (Sale Order: 24 of 848)

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine
The result of a John Browning design, the Model 1895 was the first lever action rifle equipped with a box magazine. This carbine was manufactured in early 1925 and features a pinned Marble's blade front sight and a Lyman receiver mounted rear peep sight. Contoured side frame with the saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side. The left side of the receiver is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates and the top of the receiver ring is marked with the Winchester oval proof and ".30 / GOV. / '06.". The upper tang is marked with the three line model, make, trademark marking and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth military style forearm with grasping groove and handguard secured by a barrel band and straight grip stock with a black checkered Winchester buttplate.
BBL: 22 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 30 06
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 413889

Condtion: Refinished/period modified, possibly by arsenal. The carbine retains most of the dull blue finish with the barrel showing some wear on the muzzle and a couple of small areas of minor spotting. There is some high edge wear and light scratches on the receiver and minor wear on the magazine and lever from normal cycling of the action. The rear sight shows some thinning to plum blue. The sling stud is absent and it appears that one was never installed. The wood is refinished with some scattered minor dings and dents. Crisp clear markings. The action is excellent.
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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 3024 (Sale Order: 25 of 848)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Lever Action Rifle
Manufactured in 1909. This rifle features a German silver blade front sight and a Winchester special smokeless rear sight on a special order part octagon barrel, with a half length magazine. The folding takedown bar is marked with the 1893 patent date. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking, with the left flat marked with the two line nickel steel marking and "32 W.S." Single factory proofs on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang is stamped with the three line model designation and patent information. Nicely figured smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with metal end cap and crescent buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch part octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 W.S.
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 487832

Condtion: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The partially refinished frame retains 50% blue finish and the buttplate retains approximately 40% blue finish, with the overall balance a touched up smooth brown patina. The lever has a mottled gray patina. Overall there are some minor handling marks, with limited pin point pitting and light spotting contained to the frame and buttplate. The revarnished wood is very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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