Lot 1043: Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable 38-55 WCF
December 1, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1800 - 2750
Manufactured in 1911. Pinned blade and folding ladder rear sights with a special order half magazine tube. Barrel has the two line address/patent dates marking and "38-55" on the left side with the factory proof on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang has the three model/trademark information and a saddle staple with ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.
BBL: 20 inch round
Gauge: 38-55 WCF
Serial Number: 583985
Condition: Very fine. The carbine retains 60% plus original blue finish with flaking on the receiver, the balance a smooth gray patina. The wood is excellent with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.