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Lot 1025: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
December 1, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $4500 - 6000
Manufactured in 1904. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line nickel steel, smokeless powder marking with 35 W.C.F." on top at the breech and the two line address/patent dates are marked on the upper left side of the receiver. "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895" on the upper tang. German silver blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with ebony insert Schnabel tip and straight grip stock with a smooth carbine buttplate.
BBL: 24 inch round
Gauge: 35 WCF
Finish: blue/ casehardened
Serial Number: 43889
Condition: Very fine as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 95% of the original blue finish, some showing areas of smooth brown patina, bright gray along the high edges, a few minor scratches on the sides of the receiver and bright wear on the magazine and lever from cycling the action. Most of the fiery niter blue is visible on the extractor and most of the bright original case colors on the trigger plate. The wood is also very fine as revarnished with a thin line of rough texture on the upper left side edge of the forearm, some light pressure dents and attractive grain on the butt. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.