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December 8th Premiere Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


821 lots with images

December 8, 2013

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Historic Documented Winchester Factory Presentation First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Presented to Firearms Inventor Edward Stabler with Factory Letter

Lot 3000: Historic Documented Winchester Factory Presentation First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Presented to Firearms Inventor Edward Stabler with Factory Letter

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Description: Historic Documented Winchester Factory Presentation First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Presented to Firearms Inventor Edward Stabler with Factory LetterThis historic Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle was presented by the Winchester Arms Company to Edward Stabler, the inventor of the Stabler cut-off system. This is confirmed by a factory letter that states this rifle was shipped on September 21, 1875, order number 3722 with round barrel, set trigger, XXXX (4X) wood, beach sights, casehardened, and (remarks column) stabler. Post-Civil War Spencer carbines and rifles were equipped with Edward Stabler's cut-off mechanism that, when engaged, prevented the breechblock from moving far enough to chamber a cartridge from the buttstock magazine, thus allowing for the Spencer to be used as a single-shot arm. Stabler received a royalty of 25 cents for each arm fabricated with his magazine cut-off device, which became very popular with officers who believed the fire rate of the Spencer exhausted ammunition before it could be supplied. Prior to inventing the cut-off device, Stable had designed a spring assist for the Spencer blade ejector in 1864. The left side of the buttstock on this Model 1873 has a small representation plaque that reads, "PRESENTED/TO/Edward Stabler/BY THE/WINCHESTER ARMS CO." The included Winchester factory letter confirms that this rifle was presented to Stabler. The letter also confirms the rifle configuration, round barrel, set trigger, XXXX wood and casehardened receiver with beach sights at time of original shipment on September 21, 1875, order number 3722. This desirable First Model 1873 rifle has the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver, checkered oval finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. The dust cover construction is the primary difference between the various styles of Model 1873s. First Models are found in the 1 to about 31,000 serial number range of the Model 1873. The blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight are replacements with a peep sight mounted on the tang. An open dovetail sight is positioned behind the rear sight. The top of the barrel is stamped "WINCHESTERS-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16.1860." behind the rear sight and is an 1 1/4 inches from the receiver ring. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the lower tang is marked with the serial number. The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. The rifle has a set trigger and sling swivels mounted on the buttstock and forend cap. The set trigger, 28 inch barrel, select walnut stock with checkering on the wrist and sling swivels were special factory features. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 Rifle. Mounted on a nicely figured smooth walnut forearm and checkered straight grip stock with a steel forend cap, a compass embedded on the underside of the buttstock ahead of the sling swivel and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment, which contains a pull through bore swab.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 8957

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains original traces of original blue finish with the balance a smooth dark brown patina. The receiver has areas faded to a silver gray with flashes of original case colors mixed with a smooth dark brown patina. The wood is very fine with some minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. This rifle is a newly discovered treasure and is from the descendants of Edward Stabler.

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Rare Smith & Wesson No. 1, Lever Action Repeating Pistol

Lot 3001: Rare Smith & Wesson No. 1, Lever Action Repeating Pistol

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Description: Rare Smith & Wesson No. 1, Lever Action Repeating PistolNo. 1 Lever Action Pocket pistol ( "Pocket Volcanic") manufactured by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson in Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1854-55. Total production of the No.1 lever action repeating pistol is estimated at fewer than 1,400 pistols. The S&W No. 1 Lever Action Repeating pistol is highly significant. It was an important pioneer arm S&W. The lever action and integral magazine introduced on the S&W lever action pistols represented the first iteration of the lever action/integral magazine subsequently incorporated in the successful Henry and Winchester rifles. In addition, the unique "rocket ball" cartridge introduced with the S&W lever action repeating pistols was one of the first self-contained cartridges. This pistol has a part-octagon/part-round barrel with integral magazine, distinctive trigger guard/lever with finger hole and spur and two-piece, bag-shaped rose wood grips. The flat top frame has a small rear sight. A brass, pin, front sight is mounted on the barrel muzzle. The top and sides of the steel frame and the back strap and hammer are factory engraved with open scroll work. The hammer has a knurled spur. The rosewood grips have a varnish finish. The top barrel flat is roll stamped: "SMITH & WESSON/NORWICH. CT." in two lines. "CAST STEEL" is stamped on the right barrel flat and "PATENT/FEB. 14. 1854" is stamped on the left flat. The serial number "69" is visible above the lever and is stamped on the left side of the butt beneath the grip and on the inside of each grip. All of the visible serial numbers match. This rare Smith & Wesson "Volcanic" Pocket Pistol is fresh to the market after having been in a noted collection for over half a century!Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: VolcanicBBL: 4 InchStock: Guage: 31 VolcanicFinish: blueGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 69

Condition Report: Fine. The pistol is all original and retains 60% of the original blue finish overall. The factory scroll engraving and stamped barrel markings are sharp. There are several spots of surface rust on the top and right side of barrel and on the right side plate. The pistol has an untouched, gray-brown, patina with traces of blue finish. The bag-shaped grips are in very good overall condition with traces of the original varnish finish and scattered handling marks. This is a solid example of a scarce and very desirable S&W No. 1 Lever Action Repeating pistol that would be a key piece in any advanced S&W or Winchester collection.

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Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Navy Pistol

Lot 3002: Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Navy Pistol

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Description: Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Navy PistolThis is an example of a lever action Navy Pistol that was manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., manufactured an estimated 1,200 Navy Pistols were manufactured with the 6 inch barrel between 1855 and 1857. The barrel flat is marked with the three line Volcanic Repeating Arms Company address, and the matching serial number is marked on the right side of the lever and left side of the frame under the grip. This pistol has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral magazine, brass frame and lever with round finger hole. The barrel/magazine had a blue finish, the hammer and lever were casehardened. The pistol has a brass cone front sight on the barrel and a dovetail mounted fixed rear sight mounted on the receiver.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: VolcanicBBL: 6 inch octagonStock: Guage: 41Finish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 759

Condition Report: Fair. The barrel, magazine and lever have a gray patina. There are some minor dings and some minor pitting on the barrel and magazine. The frame has a dark natural aged patina. The top edge of the right side plate has some marring and there are a number of minor dings on the frame. The professionally made replacement grips are fine with most varnish remaining showing some very mild wear on the lower edges and a few light handling marks. The barrel markings is partially visible. The action is fine. A nice example of a rare Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Navy Pistol with 6 inch barrel.

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First Year Model Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3003: First Year Model Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: First Year Model Henry Lever Action RifleThis Henry Lever Action rifle was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., during the first year of production c. November 1862. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver and crescent buttplate with blued octagon barrel and integral 15-shot magazine. The barrel is fitted with the first style half-moon nickel silver front sight. The early, first pattern folding leaf rear sight is mounted in the barrel dovetail. The rear sight has a 1000 yard marking below the center notch and elevation bar with rounded edges. The magazine has the early, small diameter, brass follower and the receiver has the first style, rectangular follower cut. The early receiver has the alternate position dovetail for the rear sight that was present on Henry rifles into the low 3000 serial number range. The receiver has the spur lever and lever latch that were adopted about serial number 400. The first style brass buttplate has the round heel. The straight grain walnut stock has the early 'Perch Belly' profile. The stock and barrel are not fitted with the sling swivel and loop for sling hook, which were special order items on early production Henry rifles. The serial number, "1110" is stamped: (1) on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver, (2) on the left side of the lower tang inside the stock, (3) in the upper tang inlet of the stock, (4) on the inside of the buttplate at the heel and (5) on the shanks of the buttplate and tang screws. All of the visible serial numbers match. The barrel and the loading sleeve have matching assembly numbers. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the first style legend: "HENRY'S PATENT OCT.16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." in two lines. The first style legend is smaller than the legend introduced around serial number 4000 and has the second "NEWHAVEN" in Gothic letters without serifs with the rest of the legend has Roman (serifed) letters. Experts believe that the majority of the standard production Henry rifles manufactured between 1862 and 1865 saw some service during the Civil War. The Henry rifle was the most advanced firearm available during the Civil War. Many Federal soldiers used their own money to obtain the unparalleled firepower offered by the 15-shot Henry lever action rifle. Henry rifles were especially popular with Federal soldiers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan; several regiments from these states were armed with significant numbers of privately purchased Henry rifles.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: varnished walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1110

Condition Report: Fine. This rifle is all original and remains in fine condition. Due to the fact that many, if not most, of the Henry rifles manufactured during the Civil War saw military service, Henry rifles typically show considerable handling wear. This rifle is in outstanding condition for an early production Henry. The barrel has a mottled, gray brown, patina; the edges are sharp, metal surfaces are free from pitting and barrel lagend and serial number are clear. The front and rear sights are original to the rifle. The brass receiver and forearm have an attractive, un-polished patina. The receiver and side plates have a few scattered, minor, handling marks. The upper edges of both side plates have some dents and tiny pry-marks that indicate the side plates were probably removed during the working life of the rifle. The buttplate has minor handling wear. The hammer, trigger and lever have a smooth brown patina. The stock is in very good condition with scattered, minor, handling marks. This is a good looking, original, example of a first year production Henry rifle that would compliment any advanced Winchester or U.S. martial arm collection.

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Extremely Rare Special Order Factory Engraved Silver-Plated Take-Down Winchester Model 1892 Fancy Sporting Rifle with 1934 Factory Letter

Lot 3004: Extremely Rare Special Order Factory Engraved Silver-Plated Take-Down Winchester Model 1892 Fancy Sporting Rifle with 1934 Factory Letter

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Description: Extremely Rare Special Order Factory Engraved Silver-Plated Take-Down Winchester Model 1892 Fancy Sporting Rifle with 1934 Factory LetterWinchester Model 1892 Take-Down Fancy Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1906. The rifle is accompanied by a copy of a letter from the Winchester Sales Department to Mr. Paul F. Sweitzer dated September 1, 1934 that provides details of Model 1892 Serial No. 463598. The letter states that Model 1892 rifle, No. 463598, was shipped from Winchester to F. D. McQueen of Newhouse, Utah, on January 6, 1909. The letter describes the rifle as: 25-20 half octagon, nickel steel barrel, fancy checkered stock and pistol grip, take-down, Lyman rear sight, King's Triple Bead Front Sight, with silver plated trimmings". The letter further states: "The gun was also engraved". This is almost certainly the earliest known Winchester factory letter. Additional documents contain a history of the rifle's ownership by Mr. Sweitzer and subsequent transfers. The special order Model 1892 Take-Down Rifle has a .25-20 half-round/half octagon barrel with a unique King's rotating front sight with three different colored beads and M.S.A. Co. rear sight with folding rear leaf. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The receiver is factory engraved with Winchester No. 10 engraving as illustrated in the 1897 edition of "WINCHESTER HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS". The engraving consists of "ornamental scrolls and border work" with a game scene on the left side of the receiver. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grain walnut with 'Style H" checkering and a piano finish. The pistol grip has a black hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel, magazine, bolt and loading gate are blued. The forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate are silver-plated and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL 25-20 W.C.F." is roll stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number, "463598" is roll stamped across the bottom of the receiver. This rifle is one of the most elaborate, special order, Model 1892 rifles extant and is complete with what is almost certainly the earliest Winchester factory letter.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch half octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 25-20 WCFFinish: blue/silver platedGrips: Serial Number: 463598

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 97% of the blue, casehardened and silver plated finish. The barrel and magazine have nearly all of the blue finish intact; the only wear is some very minor scratches near the take-down lever. The case colors on the hammer and lever are slightly faded but remain 90% or more intact. The silver plated finish on the forearm cap, take-down collar, receiver and crescent buttplate is tarnished but appears to have minimal wear. The engraving on the receiver is crisp. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm are in excellent condition; the piano finish shows minimal wear, the checkering is sharp and there are only a few, very minor, handling and storage marks. The rifle appears to be in excellent mechanical condition. This is an excellent example of a fully documented special order, factory engraved Winchester Model 1892 take-down rifle with very rare silver-plated finish. This is a one-of-a-kind rifle that would be the standout piece in the most advanced Winchester collection.

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Very Fine Winchester Third Model 1873 Saddle-Ring Carbine

Lot 3005: Very Fine Winchester Third Model 1873 Saddle-Ring Carbine

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Description: Very Fine Winchester Third Model 1873 Saddle-Ring CarbineWinchester Model 1873 Carbine manufactured c. 1899. The carbine has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a block-mounted front sight located behind the upper barrel band and a folding leaf rear sight graduated to 900 yards. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for rear sight. A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The buttplate has a sling brass trap door. The barrel, barrel bands, receiver and dust cover are blued. The hammer, loading lever and butt plate are color case-hardened. The straight grain, American walnut stock and forearm have an oil finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER"S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped "{ MODEL 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "535491B" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 20 inchStock: walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 535491B

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine is all original and retains nearly 90% of the blue and case-hardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present of the barrel and magazine. Three are several small spots of shallow pitting on the left side of the barrel in front of the forearm. The sides of the barrel bands have some minor finish wear. The receiver, dust cover and loading gate have nearly 90% of the blue finish intact. Finish loss is limited to some edge wear on the high points of the receiver and side plates and some scuff marks from contact with the saddle ring. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain nearly all of the muted case colors. The barrel and receiver markings are sharp. The forearm is in excellent condition and retains nearly all of the oil finish with a few minor storage marks. The stock is in very good condition and shows minimal handling wear. The left side of the stock and the comb have nearly all of the oil finish. Some of the oil finish has flaked on the right side of the stock and there is some spotting and finish loss on the stock wrist. Aside from this minor wear, the carbine appears to be in nearly new condition. Model 1873 Carbines were typically working guns that saw hard use; 19th Century examples like this carbine that show very little wear are extremely hard to find.

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Documented Winchester Model 1886, Deluxe, Special Order, Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3006: Documented Winchester Model 1886, Deluxe, Special Order, Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Winchester Model 1886, Deluxe, Special Order, Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle with letter from the Cody Firearms Museum. The letter lists the rifle features as 40/82, round barrel, nickel steel barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, shotgun butt, rubber butt plate and screw eyes. It states hat the rifle was consigned on April 22, 1898 and returned and repaired on May 20, 1911. The rifle has a blued barrel, magazine, loading gate and bolt. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever are color casehardened. The deluxe, highly figured, fancy grain forearm and pistol grip stock have a high polish piano finish. The barrel has a standard, dove-tail mounted, sporting front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn style rear sight with 32-B Elevator. The receiver tang is drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The frame is drilled for a Lyman sight on left side which is now absent with filler screws in place. Special order sling swivel screw eyes are mounted on the forearm cap and stock. The pistol grip stock has a black, hard rubber, checkered buttplate embossed with the round Winchester logo. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber cap embossed in relief with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The stock and forearm have Winchester 'Style H' checkering. The barrel is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "40-82 W.C.F." is stamped on the barrel center-line between the rear sight and the receiver and "N.S." is stamped on the left side of the barrel below the caliber designation. The upper tang is roll-stamped "-MODEL 1886-". The 1884 and 1885-patent dates are stamped on the lower receiver behind the trigger and the serial number, "116542" is stamped in script numerals between the tang screws.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 InchStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 40-82 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 116542

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 90% of the blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the original blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine; wear is limited to some very minor thinning on the bottom of the magazine. Most of the blue finish is present on the bolt and loading gate.The case colors on the forearm cap have faded to a silver patina. The receiver retains 60% of the original case colors; the casehardened finish has faded slightly and contact points on the bottom of the receiver have a silver patina. There are two very small patches of shallow pitting on the lower right side of the receiver above the lever that are only apparent on close inspection. Nearly all of the casehardened finish is present on the hammer, trigger and the sides of the lever; the contact points on the bottom of the lever have a silver patina. The stock and forearm are in very fine condition. The stock has nearly all of the high polished piano finish intact and the pistol grip checkering is sharp, wear is limited to a few very minor handling marks. The forearm is in very fine condition with slightly more handling wear then the stock. The piano finish on the forearm has dulled slightly from handling and there are a few insignificant dents and scratches. The action functions perfectly. This is a very fine example of a desirable caliber 40-82 Deluxe Sporting Rifle.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot Special Sporting Rifle

Lot 3007: Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot Special Sporting Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot Special Sporting RifleManufactured in 1896. This is a nice example of a special order Winchester Model 1885 rifle with Winchester style target blocks. The number 1 barrel is equipped with a special order folding combination Beach front sight and sporting rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight slot, and the lower tang is marked with the 1879 patent date behind the trigger and the serial number at the rear. The rifle is also equipped with a special order single set trigger and a brass Swiss buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with an ebony forend insert and straight grip stock.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1885-RifleBBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 25-20 SSFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 76965

Condition Report: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish with some thinning on the enter of the barrel and edge wear. The receiver retains 90% original bright case colors with areas faded to gray and some minor oxidation. The wood is also excellent with only slight handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The markings are clear.

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Rare Factory Documented Special Order Casehardened Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

Lot 3008: Rare Factory Documented Special Order Casehardened Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

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Description: Rare Factory Documented Special Order Casehardened Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Extra Length BarrelThis is an attractive example of a Winchester Model 1873 rifle with rare 32 inch octagon barrel, casehardened frame, and other special order features. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office letter that describes it as "rifle, caliber/32" with 32 inch octagon barrel, set trigger, extra finish stock and forearm and casehardened receiver. The receiver has the "Third Model" integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The top of the receiver has the "step" found on .22, .32 and .38 caliber Model 1873 rifles and carbines. The barrel has a Winchester Express front sight with ivory bead and a factory blank in the rear sight dovetail. A folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The barrel, full length magazine and dust cover are blue. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are the nicely figured " extra finish" American walnut furnished on Model 1873 rifles with special order casehardened receivers. The top of the barrel 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.-" ahead of the rear sight dovetail. The caliber marking, "32 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just in front of the receiver. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is stamped "32 CAL" is script letters. The serial number, "305835B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. Winchester Model 1873 rifles with special order extra length barrels are rare. This rifle with the combination of extra long barrel and special order casehardened finish, set trigger, special order sights, and extra finish fancy grain stock and forearm is an especially rare and desirable rifle.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 32 InchStock: highly figured walnutGuage: 32 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 305835B

Condition Report: Very fine as partially restored. The octagon barrel, full length magazine and dust cover have close to 95% of the professionally refinished blue finish intact. The markings are crisp. The casehardened finish on the forearm cap, receiver, hammer and, lever is faded but retains 40% plus of the original case colors. The buttplate has dark age discoloration on the heel with traces of the casehardened finish. The nicely figured walnut stock and forearm are both in fine condition with light-moderate handling wear and several minor dents and scratches. This is an outstanding example of a rare special order Winchester Model 1873 rifle with very desirable extra-long barrel and casehardened receiver.

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Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, in 45-70 Caliber with Casehardened Receiver

Lot 3009: Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, in 45-70 Caliber with Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, in 45-70 Caliber with Casehardened ReceiverManufactured in 1894. German silver dovetailed blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with the two-line address and "45-70" markings on top of the barrel and "-Model 1886-" on the upper tang of the casehardened receiver. Smooth straight grip stock, with a metal forearm tip and smooth buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 45-70Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 83571

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 50% of the original blue, with a mixed brown patina and patches of heavy pitting ahead of the forearm, a small dent on the front sight and a small screw absent from the rear sight leaf. Bright and vivid case colors are present on the frame, over 60%, with a mixed brown and gray on the remainder, a darkened patina on the lever, and mild brown spotting. The stock is also fine, with "spotty" varnish loss and scattered storage dings. Mechanically excellent. This is a fresh example which appears to have come right out of an attic!

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3010: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1907. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top of the barrel is stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884" ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The Winchester factory oval proof is found on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/--WINCHESTER--/TRADE MARK" and the serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. Full length magazine tube and mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 38 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 401955

Condition Report: Fine as partially refinished. The rifle retains 75% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. An illegible marking was stamped on the upper right side of the receiver which was removed and refinished to cover up the polishing. The wood is very fine with some very scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Extra-Light Takedown Rifle with 30 W.C.F. and .38-55 W.C.F. Barrels

Lot 3011: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Extra-Light Takedown Rifle with 30 W.C.F. and .38-55 W.C.F. Barrels

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Description: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Extra-Light Takedown Rifle with 30 W.C.F. and .38-55 W.C.F. BarrelsThis Winchester Model 1894 deluxe extra-Light Takedown 30 W.C.F. rifle with matching 38-55 W.C.F. extra light barrel was manufactured in 1905. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that describes the rifle as "30 caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, fancy checkered forearm, extra light, Lyman front sight for smokeless, Lyman front and rear, takedown Interchangeable barrel, extra light, fancy checkered, shotgun butt, Lyman front and rear sights, 38/55, octagon barrel" and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on January 7, 1905. The rifle has a blue barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and smooth shotgun buttplate with casehardened hammer, trigger and lever. The straight grip stock and both forends are highly figured, fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish and Style H checkering. The .38-55 barrel has the same high-polish blue finish as the .30 W.C.F. barrel. Both barrel sets have full octagon rapid taper lightweight barrels with extra high, Lyman "Jack Sights" with ivory beads. The .30 W.C.F. barrel has a special order three-leaf Winchester Express rear sight; each leaf has a platinum sight line and is marked with 50, 100 or 200 yard designations. The .38-55 W.C.F. barrel has a sporting style rear sight with sliding insert. A special order Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The .30 W.C.F. barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894" ahead of the rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" in two lines below the rear sight and the caliber "30 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel. The extra .38-55 barrel has the same two-line legend as the .30 W.C.F. barrel ahead of the rear sight and is stamped with the caliber designation "38-55" between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number "246473" is stamped across the front edge of the receiver bottom. The model designation on the upper tang is covered by the rear sight. Model 1894 deluxe extra-light takedown rifles with straight stocks are scarce. Deluxe rifles with special order spare barrel sets like this example are rare. Consigner notes indicate this rifle is one of only 119 Model 1894 rifles in this configuration.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 Inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 246473

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and shows very little wear. The rifle retains at least 95% of the bright original blue finish. The .30 W.C.F. barrel has at least 98% of the blue finish intact with some very minor thinning on the takedown collar. The blue finish on the receiver has handling wear on the lower edge next to the takedown collar and on contact points on the upper edges. There are some light scuff marks above the loading gate. The buttplate retains nearly all of the blue finish. The loading gate has 95% or more of the niter blue finish intact. The hammer, trigger and lever retain 98% or more of the vivid case colors. The stock and .30 W.C.F. forearm are outstanding. Nearly all of the high polish piano finish is intact, the checkered panels are extremely sharp and wear is limited to a few very insignificant handling marks. The .38-55 barrel is outstanding and retains at least 98% of the original blue finish. The forearm is excellent plus and shows minimal wear. The rifle is in perfect mechanical condition. This is an outstanding example of a rare Winchester Model 1894 deluxe extra-light, takedown rifle in caliber .30 W.C.F. with special order matching .38-55 extra-light barrel set. It would be hard to improve on this outstanding rifle.

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Rare Deluxe Gold Plated Factory Engraved Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3012: Rare Deluxe Gold Plated Factory Engraved Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Rare Deluxe Gold Plated Factory Engraved Henry Lever Action RifleLate production Deluxe Henry rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. 1866. The brass receiver and buttplate are gold plated, the barrel and integral magazine are blued and the hammer and loading lever are color casehardened. The stock is nicely figured walnut with a high polish piano finish. The receiver and buttplate are decorated with the second style factory engraving which features open Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background on the sides and top of the receiver, upper tang and buttplate heel. A running deer is engraved below the scrollwork on the left side plate. The receiver engraving has double line borders with scalloped edges. The second style engraving features scrollwork panels on the front of the receiver rather than the flower motif used on most earlier factory engraved Henry rifles. The rifle was probably engraved by Samuel Hoggson who is credited with engraving most of the factory engraved Henry rifles. The barrel has a replacement front sight and a folding leaf rear sight. The Third Style rear sight has a 900 yard center notch and lacks the elevator bar retaining screw found on the later Henry rear sights. The magazine has the late, large diameter cartridge follower and the receiver follower slot has the later milled flats. The buttplate is the second pattern with pointed heel. The butt trap contains the correct four piece, steel cleaning rod furnished with later production Henry rifles. The left side of the stock and barrel are fitted with the standard Henry sling swivel and screw-mounted loop for a sling hook. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." ahead of the rear sight. This second style legend is larger than the legend on early Henry rifles and utilizes all Roman (serifed) letters. The serial number "12625", is stamped on the top of the barrel behind the rear sight, on the inside of the buttplate below the lower screw hole, on the left side of the lower tang underneath the stock and in the upper tang inlet of the stock. All of the visible serial numbers match. The late style, cap-head buttplate and tang screws are, correctly, not serial numbered. A factory inspection mark "F" is stamped on the left side of the upper tang and the assembly number "23" is stamped on the left side of the lower tang. Most Henry rifles were working guns that lacked special order features; deluxe Henry rifles, like this example, with special finishes, high quality wood and factory engraving are rare.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: varnished walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/gold platedGrips: Serial Number: 12625

Condition Report: Very good plus. The rifle is original and has traces of the original gold plated finish on protected areas of the receiver and traces of the blue finish on the barrel/magazine. The balance of the barrel/magazine has an attractive plum brown patina The barrel edges show some handling wear and the New Haven Arms legend is light. The stock and buttplate have a mellow un-polished patina. The well executed Germanic scrollwork and game scene are crisp. The side plate joints are tight; there is no indication that the side plates have ever been removed from the receiver. The hammer shows about 50% of the original case colors. The lever has an even plum brown patina. The nicely figured walnut stock is fine and retains most of the polished piano finish. Wear is limited to a few shallow dents and scratches primarily in the vicinity of the sling swivel. This is a good looking, original example of a rare Deluxe Factory Engraved Henry rifle.

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Outstanding Special Order, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Rifle

Lot 3013: Outstanding Special Order, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Special Order, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown RifleWinchester Model 1886 rifle manufactured in 1909. This scarce Deluxe Extra Lightweight Takedown rifle has a 22-inch round barrel and half magazine. The rifle has special order sights which consist of a Lyman "Winchester Express" front sight with ivory bead and special Lyman No. 6 rear sight with two leaves. The first leaf has a flat top with a large white triangle and the second leaf has a wide V-notch. A special order Lyman folding combination peep sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The rifle has a highly figured, fancy grain, piano-finished, walnut forearm and pistol grip stock. The stock and forearm have Winchester "Style H" checkering. The stock has a shotgun butt with black, hard rubber, checkered, buttplate with the Winchester logo in the center. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber, cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The rifle barrel, half-magazine, forearm cap and receiver are blued and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT.OCT. 14. 1884.JAN. 20. 1885." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL 45-70"" is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel; between the rear sight and the receiver. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger and the serial number "148880" is stamped in block numerals behind the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 22 InchStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 45/70Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 148880

Condition Report: Excellent. The receiver and take-down collar have 97% of the original blue finish intact with only very minor edge wear on high points and some slight thinning on the bottom of the receiver. The hammer and lever retain 95% or more of the muted case colors with some traces of edge wear. Wear on the barrel, half-magazine and forearm cap is limited to several very minor scratches on the left side. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original oil finish. The checkering on the stock and forearm is crisp. Wear is limited to some shallow and nearly undetectable storage marks on the lower portion of the stock and the edges of the buttplate. The rifle appears to be in perfect mechanical condition. This is an outstanding example of a scarce, deluxe, Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown rifle with special order front, rear and tang sights.

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Near New Winchester Model 1894 Saddle-Ring Carbine

Lot 3014: Near New Winchester Model 1894 Saddle-Ring Carbine

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Description: Near New Winchester Model 1894 Saddle-Ring CarbineWinchester Model 1894 Carbine manufactured in 1924. The carbine has a full blue finish. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain, American walnut. The barrel has a block-mounted steel front sight located behind the upper barrel band and folding leaf rear sight graduated to 200 yards. A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "-MODEL 1894-WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL-30 W.C.F.- / -TRADEMARK-" in two lines below the rear sight. The 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 94/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN." in three lines. The serial number "973388" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver just behind the forearm.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 94BBL: 20 InchStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 973388

Condition Report: Near new. The carbine is all original and retains 99% plus of the blue finish. The barrel, magazine and barrel bands have nearly all of the blue finish intact. The only wear on the receiver consists of two faint scratches caused by contact with the saddle ring. The hammer, trigger and lever have no significant wear or handling marks. The buttplate has some minor finish wear and thinning on the contact points on the toe and heel. The stock and forearm are in nearly perfect condition with all of the original oil finish intact and no significant handling or storage marks. The action functions perfectly. This is a great example of a 1924 production, Winchester Model 1894 Saddle-Ring Carbine in nearly new condition. It would be extremely difficult to upgrade this outstanding Model 1894 Carbine.

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Scarce Documented Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle

Lot 3015: Scarce Documented Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle

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Description: Scarce Documented Winchester Model 1892 Short RifleThis is a Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle with rare 20 inch round barrel. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office letter that describes it as: "Rifle, caliber 32", with round, 20 inch barrel and plain trigger. The letter states that the serial number was applied on "2-21-1906". The rifle has a blue barrel, magazine, forearm cap and frame. The hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The straight grain American walnut stock and forearm have an oil finish. The barrel has a dovetail mounted Sheard front sight with brass bead and a factory blank in the rear sight dovetail. A Lyman "DB" receiver sight is mounted on the left side of the frame. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The rifle has a full length forearm. The top of the barrel is rollstamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884." in two lines ahead of the rear sight dovetail. The caliber designation "32 WCF" is stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the frame. Winchester oval "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel in front of the caliber markings and on top of the frame. The upper tang is roll stamped with the second style model designation "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" in three lines. The serial number, "331074" is roll stamped across the bottom of the front of the frame. Model 1892 Short Rifles are scarce; most purchasers of short-barreled Model 1892 Winchesters preferred carbines.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892-RifleBBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 32 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 331074

Condition Report: Excellent. The barrel and magazine have 95% of the original blue finish intact with some minor edge wear at the muzzle. The frame has 85% plus of the bright original blue finish with edge wear on the sides and top and thinning on the bottom ahead of the lever. The top of the bolt has some cycling wear caused by contact with the rear sight. The hammer, lever and crescent buttplate retain 60% of the casehardened finish. All of the markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain 90% of the original oil finish. Wear is limited to a few minor handling marks and some finish wear on the forearm. The rear sight is missing the locking lever. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle.

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Late Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in 44 RF

Lot 3016: Late Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in 44 RF

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Description: Late Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in 44 RFThis is a solid example of a late production Winchester Model 1866 fourth model saddle ring carbine as manufactured in 1882, with only 3,400 rifles and carbines manufactured that year. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT. / KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866.OCTOBER 16. 1860", between the barrel band and the rear sight. The 20 inch round barrel has two barrel bands with a block iron front sight mounted on the barrel with a folding leaf carbine rear sight. It has an all brass receiver and side plates with the staple and saddle ring mounted on the left rear side. There are no visible caliber markings on top of the barrel, however has the correct rimfire firing pin on the breech bolt. The serial number (159288) is located on the rear of the lower receiver tang behind the locking latch. It originally had an all blue barrel and magazine tube, with a color casehardened hammer and lever. It is fitted with a standard walnut buttstock with a carbine steel buttplate with the brass trapdoor and standard carbine forearm.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 159288

Condition Report: Fair condition overall with darkened brass patina on the receiver and side plates mixed with some old aged dark black spots. The action screws show some minor buggering on a couple of them, however it was done 50-70 years ago as they all show that heavy dried grease and dirt, typically seen on honest, unaltered Winchester carbines. The side plates do not appear to ever have been removed. The barrel, magazine tube, loading lever and hammer have all turned a dark brown patina finish from years of use and handling. The stock and forend are both original and show years of hard use with wear along the edges with the wood having shrunk and pulled away slightly from the metal. The upper left side of the stock area (behind the saddle ring) has a small two inch crack starting, and the stock is slightly loose. The sides of the wood have that weathered look from years of use on the frontier prairie. A nice early vintage Winchester 1866 Carbine.

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Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory Letter

Lot 3017: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory LetterThis desirable First Model 1873 rifle has the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver, checkered oval finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. The dust cover construction is the primary difference between the various styles of Model 1873s. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped "WINCHESTERS-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 lower tang is marked with the serial number. The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. The rifle has a set trigger. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment (cleaning rod not included). The set trigger is a special factory feature. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 rifle. The included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, 24 inch round barrel and set trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on March 24, 1875 and shipped on the same day.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 2913

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle has a smooth brown-gray patina with some minor pitting (mostly on the barrel and magazine). The wood is good with some chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

Lot 3018: Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened ReceiverThis is a nice example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1888. The top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" and "40-65 W.C.F." at the breech. The 1884 and '85 patent dates and the serial number are marked on the lower tang. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed Winchester Express front sight with white bead and a blank in the rear sight dovetail, with a factory installed tang mounted short range peep sight. The rifle is equipped with special order double triggers. Blue barrel, magazine tube and bolt, with casehardened finish on the remaining metal surfaces, full magazine tube and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel end cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 40-65Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 21842

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel retains 90% original blue finish with areas of thinning, edge wear and some wear on the top flat from adjusting the rear sight. The bolt retains 98% original bright blue finish. The receiver retains 60% of the original case colors on the right side with a smooth gray and silver gray patina on the balance. The forend cap and hammer retain most of the original vivid case colors. The lever has a smooth gray patina with strong 30% original case colors, mainly on the left side and in protected areas. The buttplate shows much of the original faded case colors mixed with a smooth gray patina. The wood is also very fine with 98% original varnish remaining, and showing some scattered minor dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot 3019: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting RifleManufactured in 1905, this was the first non-detachable box magazine rifle made by Winchester. The top of the barrel at the breech is marked "38-72 W.C.F.", the left side of the receiver is marked with the two line address/patent dates. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the serial number appears on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed brass blade front sight and an adjustable rear sporting sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and crescent buttplate, and mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony forend insert and straight grip stock.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1895BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 38-72 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 48700

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel retains 90% of the original blue finish with areas thinning to a smooth brown. The receiver retains 70% original blue finish with some smooth brown and gray patina and high edge wear. The magazine retains 80% original blue finish with normal wear from cycling the action. The lever shows strong original blue mixed with a smooth mottled brown patina. The buttplate has a smooth brownish gray patina. The wood is also very fine with a few minor scratches, minor dings and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3020: Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1882. This Third Model Rifle has the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver. The rifle is fitted with a special order 28 inch part octagon barrel with a blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 10 and marked "1873". The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/Kings improvement patent dates marking as well as "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is stamped "45-60" and the upper tang is marked "{MODEL 1876}". Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with steel forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment containing a five piece cleaning rodManufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch part octagonStock: walnutGuage: 45-60Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 31787

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 60% plus original blue finish mainly on the receiver and the protected areas of the barrel and magazine tube. The hammer retains much of the original case colors, the lever has a smooth gray patina and the buttplate has a dark patina. The wood is very good with a deep indentation on each side of the stock toe and some scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition

Lot 3021: Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition

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Description: Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition1) Winchester 40-60 WCF cartridges with box having green labels, orange caution label and blue reloading cartridge warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .40-60 W.C.F." head stamp. 2) Winchester 40-50 Sharps cartridges with box having green labels and blue reloading cartridge warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 40-50 REG" head stamp. 3) Winchester 40-65 WCF cartridges with box having orange labels and hand marked on a short side "DC/40/60/2.95". All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .40-65 W.C.F." head stamp.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Overall boxes are good with much of the labels remaining with overall clear printing. Boxes #2 and #3 have repaired edges.

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Engraved and Gold Plated Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3022: Engraved and Gold Plated Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Engraved and Gold Plated Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action RifleThird Model Winchester 1873 rifle manufactured in 1887. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail. The edges of the dust cover are serrated. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and sporting style rear sight with adjustable center insert and serrated edges. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The rifle has a blue barrel and magazine and gold-plated forearm cap and receiver. The stock and forearm are straight grain walnut. The sides of the receiver and side plates are engraved with delicate Germanic scroll-work on a punch-dot background. A round panel on the right side plate is engraved with a running deer. The left side plate has a blank inscription panel. There is no engraving on the top or bottom of the receiver, forearm cap or buttplate. The engraving closely resembles factory engraving executed by Conrad or John Ulrich. However, the limited coverage and lack of fancy grain walnut or checkering on the stock indicates that the engraving, while contemporary to the rifle, is probably not factory work. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS. CONN. U.S.A./- KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-" ahead of the rear sight. "44 W.C.F " is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped "{MODEL 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "266658" on the lower tang is nearly illegible. A Cody Firearms Records Office fax confirms octagon barrel and plain trigger with the caliber listed as "38" at time of shipment and was shipped from the warehouse on June 18, 1888. A letter from R.L. Wilson states that the engraving on the rifle is similar to the Winchester factory Paris Exposition of 1889 rifle (serial number 288974).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40 WCFFinish: blued/gold platedGrips: Serial Number: 266658

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine have most of the blue finish intact; with minor edge wear. The blue is fading to a plum-brown patina. The hammer and lever retain about 30% of the casehardened finish. The buttplate has a smooth, dark, patina. The forearm cap and the sides and top of the receiver have a good-looking silver-gray patina with traces of gold plated finish in protected areas. The engraving on the sides of the receiver and side plates is crisp and deep. The bottom of the receiver and lower tang surrounding the trigger is lightly pitted and there is some active rust on the lever linkage. The stock and forearm are in good overall condition with scattered minor handling marks. The stock and forearm are covered with old varnish. This is a good example of a period engraved and gold-plated Winchester Third Model 1873 rifle.

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Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory Letter

Lot 3023: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory LetterThis desirable First Model 1873 rifle has the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver, checkered oval finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. The dust cover construction is the primary difference between the various styles of Model 1873s. First Models are found in the 1 to about 31,000 serial number range of the Model 1873. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped "WINCHESTERS-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 lower tang is marked with the serial number. The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. The rifle has a set trigger. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment (cleaning rod not included). The set trigger is a special factory feature. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 rifle, "The gun that won the West". The included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, 26 inch octagon barrel and set trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on September 1, 1875 and shipped on the same day, order number 3936.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 6389

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle retains traces of original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The wood is fine with a couple hairline cracks near the tangs and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Deluxe Special Order Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action 50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3024: Deluxe Special Order Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action 50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Deluxe Special Order Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action 50 Express Rifle with Factory LetterThis is a super rare example of a Special Order Winchester 1876 lever action rifle in the extremely scarce 50-95 Winchester Express cartridge that was manufactured in late 1881. The rifle is fitted with a 26 inch round barrel with a raised matte rib. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER-REPEATING ARMS- NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED, MARCH 29, 1866. OCT 16, 1860", and the initials "D.O.K." are marked on top of the barrel near the breech. The right side of the barrel at the breech is marked "50" and "95" is on the left side. The barrel is fitted with a see through style front peep sight, a rare leveling bubble is mounted ahead of the rear sight, (covering a small portion of the address/patent marking) and a folding ladder/buck horn rear sight. The top of the dust cover is marked "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/50 CAL. 95 GRS." and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "50-95". The upper tang is marked with the early style "MODEL. 1876." without the flanking foliage design and the serial number is marked on the lower tang between the screw and the lever latch. The sides of the forend cap, hammer and forward sides of the lever have a small amount of floral scroll engraving. The barrel, 1/2 magazine, loading gate and dust cover are blue and the forend cap, receiver, hammer and lever are casehardened. The rifle is mounted with a delicate hand checkered fancy grade walnut forearm and a nice feathered crotch walnut pistol grip stock with an ebony insert in the bottom of the grip and a checkered hard rubber buttplate. Each side of the stock is stamped with a small "D.O.K.". The accompanying Cody letter verifies the rifle configuration with round matted barrel, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, sights listed "Sights as per letter", 1/2 magazine, rubber buttplate, casehardened, "Engraved $1.50", that it was received in the warehouse on February 13, 1882 and shipped on order number 30589, February 16, 1882. These big 1876 lever actions rifles were intended as an improvement on the 1873 rifle by lengthening the action to accommodate the new and improved rounds such as; 40-60, 45-75, and of course, the 50-95. There were only approximately 64,000 made before the introduction of the newer improved 1886 rifle, making any 1876 rifle very desirable with a deluxe special order rifle such as this one even more scarce.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 50-95 Winchester ExpressFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 20888

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel retains 60% original blue finish with a smooth grayish brown patina on the balance. The receiver retains 20% of the original case colors mostly concentrated in the protected areas with the balance a smooth silver gray. The hammer and lever have a smooth gray patina. The stock and forearm retain over 50% of the original factory varnish, showing a little more wear on the forend from normal use with some scattered minor scratches, nicks and dings. The right side of the buttstock is starting to show some very minor age cracks in front of the buttplate. The checkering remains crisp showing some very minor wear and a few minor dings. The engraving and markings remain clear and crisp. The action is very good. A very fine example of a desirable .50 express special order deluxe 1876 lever action rifle for the discriminating Winchester collector.

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Rare Documented Special Order Westley Richards Marked Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Casehardened Receiver and English Express Sights

Lot 3025: Rare Documented Special Order Westley Richards Marked Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Casehardened Receiver and English Express Sights

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Description: Rare Documented Special Order Westley Richards Marked Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Casehardened Receiver and English Express SightsThis is an excellent example of a truly unique Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1888. The accompanying rifle is complete with a Cody Firearms Museum letter that verifies the rifle configuration, 45/90 caliber, round barrel, plain trigger, shotgun butt, that it was received in the warehouse on January 17, 1888 and that it was shipped to order number 3227 on January 18, 1888. The top of the rifle bolt is lightly inscribed "WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO./LONDON & BIRMINGHAM" on either side of the extractor. The left side of the barrel is stamped with the London "crown/GP" proofmark followed by the bore diameter ".450", the "crown/V" London view mark and the London proof house mark. A London "crown/V" view mark is stamped on the top of the bolt and on the upper left front of the receiver. The top of the barrel is marked "- MANUFACTURED BY THE -/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.-" with arrows at either end of each line ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. "-MODEL 1886-" is marked on the upper tang, "1884/1885" patent dates are marked on the lower tang behind the trigger and the script serial number "12806" is stamped between the lower tang screws. The barrel is fitted with an English Express style front sight with ivory bead and raised ears and a unique English Express rear sight. The rear sight features a fixed 100 yard leaf and two folding leafs marked 200 and 300 yards. Each leaf has a platinum sighting line. An adjustable folding ladder sight with graduations from 400-900 yards and sliding elevator bar with a platinum sighting line is mounted in front of the 300 yard leaf. Blue barrel, magazine tube, bolt, loading gate and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a special order steel shotgun buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 45-90 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 12806

Condition Report: Excellent. The barrel and magazine retain 95% of the original blue finish. The blue on the forward portion of the barrel has a slightly brown patina in strong light. There are four very small areas of light pitting on the right side of the barrel and magazine. The bolt and loading gate retain most of the high polish blue. 80% of the bright blue finish is present on the buttplate. The receiver retains 90% of the original casehardened finish. The case colors on the sides of the receiver are vivid, and the case colors on the bridge and the underside show light handling but have not silvered out. The forend cap and lever retain 90% original faded case colors. The hammer retains 95% of the case colors. The wood is very fine with a number of light scratches and dents on the stock with the heaviest concentrated on the comb near the buttplate. The forearm has several very light scratches and handling marks. This is a unique and excellent example of a Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with casehardened receiver, very rare Westley Richards & Co. markings and special English Express front and rear sights sighted by Westley Richards for African or Indian big game during the height of the British Empire.

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Documented Exceptional and Extremely Rare Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Short Rifle with Factory Letter Photographed in the Winchester Engraving Book

Lot 3026: Documented Exceptional and Extremely Rare Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Short Rifle with Factory Letter Photographed in the Winchester Engraving Book

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Description: Documented Exceptional and Extremely Rare Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Short Rifle with Factory Letter Photographed in the Winchester Engraving BookWinchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes this rifle as "44 caliber" with 20-inch octagon barrel, set trigger, "Fancy" stock and forearm, "Rod in butt" and "Engraved $2.00, Style 10". The letter shows that this rifle was received in the Winchester warehouse on June 20, 1900 and subsequently shipped and returned on five occasions; the last return was on October 19, 1912. This unique rifle was most likely a Winchester factory exhibition piece. Found in 1949 by Harry Sefried of New Haven, Conn., in a Winchester sales office. This exact rifle is illustrated and described on page 200 of "THE WINCHESTER ENGRAVING BOOK" by R.L. Wilson. The rifle has a blue finish on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap, frame, dust cover and crescent buttplate. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are deluxe fancy gain walnut with fine checkered panels and a high polish piano finish. The left side plate is factory engraved with a whitetail buck in an oval panel surrounded by open scroll engraving. The right side plate and frame are decorated with open scrollwork and single line borders. Scrollwork flourishes are engraved on the dust cover, top of the receiver, upper tang, bottom of the receiver and cartridge elevator. The receiver has the step found on later production short rifles and Third Model integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a dovetail mounted Sheard front sight with brass bead and rare Winchester folding leaf express rear sight. The rear sight features one fixed and three folding leaves graduated from 100-400 yards. In addition to the factory set trigger and crescent buttplate with sliding brass trap door, mounts for detachable sling swivels are located on the forearm cap and stock. The left barrel flat is die-stamped "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A./KING"S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16, 1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "44 W.C.F." is roll stamped on the left barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The oval "W/P" Winchester proofmarks are stamped on the top barrel flat and top of the receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped on the cartridge elevator in script letters. The upper receiver tang is die-stamped" "{MODEL 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "549178B" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the tang screw. The combination of a short rifle configuration with factory engraving, deluxe stock and forearm and special order features make this rifle a one-of-a-kind piece. Provence: John R. Woods collection.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 20 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 44-40 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 549178

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 99% of the original blue and casehardened finish with some very minor wear on the buttplate. The factory markings and flawlessly executed engraving are crisp. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition; the checkering is extremely sharp and nearly all of the high polish piano finish remains intact. Wear is limited to a few very insignificant storage marks and a small scuff mark on the right side of the stock. This is an exceptional example of an extremely rare, deluxe, factory engraved Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with special order front and rear sights, set-trigger, crescent buttplate with trap and mounts for sling swivels.

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Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3027: Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Express Rifle with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1886 rifle chambered for the .50-110 Winchester Express cartridge. The rifle is complete with a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes the rifle as: "50 Express Caliber" with "Octagon barrel, Plain trigger, Checkered stock with pistol grip" and "Midrange and Lyman Combination front sights". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on August 13, 1894. The barrel, full-length magazine, loading gate, trigger and bolt are blue. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate have a casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are deluxe, fancy grain, highly figured walnut with a high polish piano finish. The forearm and pistol grip have Winchester Style H checkering and the pistol grip has an ebony insert. The barrel is fitted with a special order Lyman folding combination front sight and Winchester Express rear sight with three folding leaves graduated for 25, 100 and 200 yards and platinum sight lines. A folding Lyman Mid Range Vernier Peep Sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: "50 EX" is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger and the serial number "90295" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the tang screws. Introduced c. 1893 for the Model 1886 Winchester rifle, the Winchester .50-110-300 Express was one of the most potent cartridges available. Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 rifles chambered for Express cartridges are rare and extremely desirable firearms.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 50 expressFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 90295

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle retains more than 95% of the strong original color casehardened finish. Nearly 95% of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine tube assembly showing some delicate and scattered pin prick pitting along high points down the length. The forearm cap, receiver, lever and hammer have almost 95% of the casehardened finish intact with vivid case colors. The case colors on the crescent buttplate have faded to a mottled silver-gray patina. The piano finished stock and forearm are both excellent with sharp checkering. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm show only minor scattered handling and storage marks. This is an example of one of the most desirable variations of the highly sought-after Winchester Model 1886 rifle.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe, Extra Light, Take-Down Rifle with Cody Museum Factory Letter

Lot 3028: Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe, Extra Light, Take-Down Rifle with Cody Museum Factory Letter

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe, Extra Light, Take-Down Rifle with Cody Museum Factory LetterThe exceptional Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 lever action rifle is documented/accompanied with a Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter states that this pre-1898 manufactured Model 1894 rifle was shipped late from the Winchester warehouse on April 13, 1901 and describes the rifle features as: 24 inch round barrel, "Plain trigger, Checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, Shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, Oil Finish, Takedown" and "Extra Light". The rifle has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, half-magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The hammer and lever are casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are deluxe, fancy grain, walnut with "Style H" checkering and a piano finish. The stock has a black, hard rubber, checkered buttplate with the embossed Winchester logo in the center and the pistol grip has a black, hard rubber, cap embossed with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel has a No. 21 Sporting Front Sight with nickel silver blade and a special order "Winchester Express" rear sight. The rear sight has three short yardage leaves graduated at 50, 100 and 200 yards with platinum sight lines. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll-stamped in two lines on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The caliber, "30 W.C.F.", is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver. The serial number "100406" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 24 inchStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 100406

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% plus of the original blue finish overall. Finish wear is limited to some thinning on the edges of the forearm cap and some slight edge wear on receiver high points. The barrel markings are crisp. The checkering on the stock and forearm is sharp. The stock and forearm retain nearly all of the polished piano finish. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling or storage marks. The rifle is in excellent mechanical condition. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe, Extra Light, Take-Down rifle.

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Nearly New Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

Lot 3029: Nearly New Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Nearly New Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action MusketWinchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket manufactured in 1903. This musket was part of a lot of over 700 Model 1873 Muskets in the 560,000-571,000 serial number range that were shipped to Central America in September 1903. A number of these muskets were discovered in their original crates and were returned to the United States in un-fired condition in the 1950s. This musket has the distinctive 30 inch round barrel with full-length forearm and three barrel bands. The barrel has a block front sight that serves as a bayonet lug and a military style folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch. The Third Style frame has an integral dust cover guide and a dust cover with serrated edges. The stock has a carbine-style buttplate with sliding brass trap door. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is a fiery niter blue. The hammer, loading lever and buttplate have a color case-hardened finish. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm are oil-finished. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. "- MODEL. 1873-" is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices on either end of the marking. The serial number, "570130B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The musket is complete with the four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod in the butt trap.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 30 inchStock: walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 570130B

Condition Report: Near new. The musket is all original and remains in nearly new, un-fired, condition. The barrel, front and rear sights, magazine and barrel bands retain nearly all of the Winchester blue finish. The receiver has at least 98% of original blue finish intact. There is a very minor scratch on the right side of the receiver in front of the side plate and several small spots of flaking on the upper tang and the right side of the receiver behind the side plate. The dust cover has all of the blue finish intact. The loading lever, hammer and carbine buttplate retain 98% or more of the casehardened finish with un-faded case colors. The brass cartridge elevator has a mellow, un-touched, patina. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm are nearly new condition; wear is limited to two shallow scratches on the right side of the forearm behind the lower barrel band. All of the markings are perfect. This is a nearly new example of a Winchester Model 1873 Lever-Action Musket that would be very difficult to improve upon.

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Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Second Model 1876 Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3030: Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Second Model 1876 Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Second Model 1876 Rifle with Factory LetterSecond Model Winchester 1876 rifle with screw-fastened dust cover guide and dust cover with impressed oval thumbprint. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum Records Office which describes it as: "Rifle" with "Octagon" barrel, "Set" trigger, "Checkered Stock" and "Casehardened" receiver. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on May 6, 1878. The barrel, magazine, loading gate, bolt and dust cover are blue. The forend cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The rifle has a 28 inch full octagon barrel with full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight marked "1876" at the top of the sight and graduated to 1,000 yards. The rifle has a special order factory single set-trigger. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trap. The stock and forearm are highly figured deluxe fancy grain walnut with checkered panels and a high polish piano finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S- IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866.OCTOBER 16.1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1876" in fancy letters. The serial number, "1273" in script numerals behind the lever latch. Dust covers were special order items on early production Model 1876 rifles and are rarely found on Model 1876 rifles with serial numbers below 3,000.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 45-75Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 1273

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle is all original and retains 85% plus of the blue and casehardened finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine; wear is limited to some finish loss on the edges and some thinning on the left side of the magazine tube. The dust cover, loading gate and bolt have about 90% of the blue finish intact. The forend cap, receiver, hammer and lever have 90% or more of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. Most of the case colors are present on the buttplate heel; the balance of the buttplate has a silver patina. The professionally revarnished highly figured walnut buttstock and forearm are both in very fine condition and retain close to 95% of the high polish "piano" finish. The checkering on the stock and forearm is sharp. Wear is limited to a few very minor handling and storage marks. The barrel legend, model designation and serial number are sharp. The action is tight and the mechanical condition is excellent. This is an outstanding example of a very early production Deluxe Model 1876 rifle with dust cover.

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Desirable and Rare Samuel J. Hoggson Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3031: Desirable and Rare Samuel J. Hoggson Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable and Rare Samuel J. Hoggson Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action RifleFactory engraved Henry Lever-Action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. 1866-1867. The rifle has a 24 inch blue octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine, casehardened lever and hammer, silver-plated brass receiver and crescent buttplate and straight grain walnut stock. The barrel has the late style nickel-silver square back front sight and dovetail mounted late pattern rear sight with 900 yard center notch, elevation bar retaining screw and elevation bar with square ends. The rifle has the larger late brass follower and the receiver has the late milled follower slot. The crescent brass buttplate is the second pattern with pointed heel. The butt trap contains the four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod provided with later production Henry rifles. The left side of the stock and barrel are fitted with the standard Henry sling swivel and screw-fastened loop for a sling hook. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the factory legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16.1860/MANUFACT'D. BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." in two lines. The legend is the slightly larger second pattern that utilizes all Roman style (serifed) letters. The serial number, "12342." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number is also stamped on the lower left receiver tang beneath the stock, in the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate at the heel. The assembly number, "3929" is present on the barrel and loading sleeve. All of the visible serial numbers and assembly numbers match. The buttplate has the late cap-head screws which are correctly not stamped with the rifle serial number. The brass receiver and buttplate are decorated with large open scrollwork on a punch-dot background. The left side plate is engraved with the highly detailed image of a hound on point. The scrollwork on the receiver and side plates has delicate double-line borders. The engraving is the work of master engraver Samuel J. Hoggson or his shop. The scrollwork on this rifle lacks the ornate flowers found on earlier Hoggson engraved Henry rifles and is nearly identical to the engraving on Henry Rifle serial number "12173" illustrated on page 26 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The scrollwork and hound on the left side plate are identical to the engraving illustrated on Henry Rifle serial number 9373 on page 25 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING". The rifle is accompanied by a detailed evaluation letter from Rob Kassab.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/silver platedGrips: Serial Number: 12342

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle and engraving are all original with moderate handling wear. The brass receiver and buttplate have a mellow patina; about 20% of the original silver-plated finish is present on the lower tang and in protected areas on the sides of the receiver. The engraving is crisp and deep. The receiver and buttplate have light to moderate handling wear. The barrel has a plum-brown patina with some minor silvering on the barrel edges and some age spotting on the lower left side of the magazine near the receiver. The barrel legend is legible and the serial number is sharp. The rear sight is complete and original to the rifle. The stock is in good overall condition with what appears to be saddle pommel wear on the right side and bottom associated with carrying the rifle on horseback. This is a very good original example of a rare Samuel Hoggson factory engraved Henry rifle.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3032: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1873 rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter that states it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 1, 1886. The letter describes the rifle's features as: "Octagon barrel" and "Plain trigger". The barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver are blued and the hammer, lever, and crescent buttplate have a case-hardened finish. The stock and forearm are straight-grain American walnut with a polished oil finish. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated edges. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trap door; the butt trap contains a four-piece, jointed, steel cleaning rod. The barrel is fitted with a Beach folding combination front sight and a sporting style rear sight with serrated edges. The receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." "44 CAL" is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is stamped "44 CAL" in script letters. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "{ MODEL 1873 }" in fancy script with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "206190B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inchStock: walnutGuage: 44-40 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 206190B

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 95% of the original blue finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap have nearly all of the original blue finish intact and show minimal wear. The receiver is in excellent condition and retains 95% of blue finish; wear is limited to minor finish loss of the edges of the side plates and receiver and a few very minor handling marks. The most significant wear is along the lower left edge of the receiver and the side plate which show minor edge wear and several tiny spots of discoloration. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition. At least 95% of the original polished oil finish remains intact. Wear is limited to a few very minor handling marks on the stock and forearm. All of the markings are crisp. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action rifle.

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Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Caliber 33 WCF Lightweight Rifle

Lot 3033: Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Caliber 33 WCF Lightweight Rifle

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Description: Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Caliber 33 WCF Lightweight RifleWinchester Model 1886 Lightweight rifle manufactured in 1906. The rifle has a 24 inch round barrel, 3/4 magazine and pistol grip stock with checkered steel, shotgun buttplate. The stock and forearm are highly figured deluxe fancy grain walnut with checkered panels. The stock pistol grip is fitted with a black hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel has a special order Lyman "Hunting" front sight with ivory bead and a sporting rear sight with screw-adjustable insert. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. 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.PAT.OCT. 14.1884. JAN.20.1885." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "- NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is stamped in two lines on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight and the caliber designation "33 W.C.F." is stamped on the left side of the barrel ahead of the receiver. Oval "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1886/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" in three lines. The lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and serial number, "143699" behind the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 24 inch roundStock: fancy walnut deluxe checkered pistol gripGuage: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 143699

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains 80% plus of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the blue is present on the barrel and magazine. About 80% of the thin blue finish is present on the forend cap. The receiver has about 85% of the blue finish intact. The top and sides of the receiver and the lower tang retain most of the high polish blue finish. Patches of the blue finish have lifted from the bolt and the blue on the underside of the receiver is thin and shows light-moderate handling wear. The loading gate has a silver patina. The hammer retains most of the muted case colors. Most of the casehardened finish is present on the sides of the lever; the bottom has a silver patina. The steel shotgun buttplate has a silver-gray patina. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the high polish piano finish. Wear is limited to a few shallow handling marks. The checkering on the stock and forearm is sharp. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The action is tight and the rifle appears to be in excellent mechanical condition. This is a very fine example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 33 W.C.F. Lightweight rifle.

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Attractive Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3034: Attractive Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Attractive Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory LetterManufactured in 1882, this Third Model production features the dust cover guide rail integral to the top of the receiver and dust cover has the serrated finger grip on the rear. Blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights with the top barrel flat marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873" flanked by the decorative foliate design and the serial number is at the rear of the lower tang. The rifle is absent of any caliber markings. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, full magazine tube and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, octagon barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in and shipped out of the warehouse to order number 1363 on December 11, 1882.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 107020

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 70% plus original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the magazine, edge wear and thinning and a few minor scratches. The hammer has a smooth dark patina with some dark original case colors visible. The buttplate shows much of the faded original case colors, and the lever has a smooth mottled gray patina with traces of original case colors in protected areas. The reoiled wood is fine with only light handling marks. The markings are crisp. The action is excellent.

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Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition

Lot 3035: Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition

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Description: Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition1) Winchester 33 W.C.F. soft point cartridges for the Model 1886 with orange labels. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .33 W.C.F." head stamp. 2) Unopened Winchester 33 W.C.F. metal patch for Model 1886 with red labels. 3) Winchester 33 W.C.F. soft point cartridges for the Model 1886 with orange labels. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .33 W.C.F." head stamp with "W" marked primers.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Overall the boxes are very good plus with a few split edges and retaining most of the labels with clear printing.

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Outstanding Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action 38-55 Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3036: Outstanding Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action 38-55 Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Outstanding Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action 38-55 Rifle with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The Cody letter describes the rifle features as: "38/55 Caliber, Octagon barrel, Plain trigger" and "Checkered stock with pistol grip" and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 24, 1896. The rifle has a blued barrel, full length magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent steel buttplate are color casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grain walnut with Winchester Style H checkering and a high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has a black hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel has a special order Lyman Hunting Front Sight with ivory insert and a sporting style rear sight with serrated edges and adjustable insert. Special order eyes for detachable sling swivels are mounted on the forearm cap and the underside of the stock. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend "- MANUFACTURED BY THE -/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "38-55" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1894./ -WINCHESTER-/PAT.AUG. 21. 1894" in three lines. The serial number "15674" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver just behind the forearm.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 38-55 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 15674

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 97% of the blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue is present on the barrel and magazine; the left side of the forearm cap has some very light finish wear. The blue finish on the receiver, loading gate and bolt shows only very minor edge wear and several insignificant scratches. The hammer, trigger and lever have nearly all of the muted case colors intact. The buttplate has a silver-gray patina but retains close to 90% of the case colors. The stock and forearm are excellent and retain at least 95% of the high polish piano finish; wear is limited to a few very insignificant handling marks. The checkering on the stock and forearm is sharp. Mechanically excellent. This is an outstanding example of an early production, special order Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle.

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Documented Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3037: Documented Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThis is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 chambered in the rare 50-100-450 caliber manufactured in 1898. The top of the barrel is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. -" ahead of the rear sight and "50-100-450" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. The barrel is fitted with a dovetailed blade front sight and a three leaf (two folding, one fixed) rear sight. These Express rifles were fitted with the Winchester Express rear sight normally. The barrel and magazine tube were blue, the bolt bright blue and the remaining parts casehardened. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, "50/100/450" caliber, round barrel, plain trigger, "consigned", and that it was received in and shipped out of the warehouse to order number 3549 on February 10, 1898. The powerful 50-100-450 Express cartridge was introduced by Winchester for the Model 1886 rifle in 1895 but was not popular with American hunters and was discontinued in 1910. Model 1886 Express Rifles chambered for the 50-100-450 cartridge are extremely rare.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 50-100-450Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 115643

Condition Report: Good as partially refinished (wood, barrel near chamber). The magazine tube retains traces original blue finish mainly in protected areas, and the remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled brown and gray patina. The wood has been refinished and remains good with a number of light scratches on the left rear of the stock, and overall a few minor dings and handling marks. There are a couple moderate chips on the edge of the buttplate. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Collector's Lot of Vintage Winchester Boxed 50-110 Express Rifle Ammunition

Lot 3038: Collector's Lot of Vintage Winchester Boxed 50-110 Express Rifle Ammunition

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Description: Collector's Lot of Vintage Winchester Boxed 50-110 Express Rifle Ammunition1) Winchester 50-110-300 Express cartridges for the Model 1886 with green label and reloading label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .50-110 EX." head stamp. 2) Winchester 50-110-300 Express cartridges for the Model 1886 with blue label and reloading label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .50-110 EX." head stamp. 3) Winchester 50-110-300 Express cartridges for the Model 1886 with gold label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .50-110 EX." head stamp.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Overall boxes are very good with #1 and #3 have a few repaired and split edges. Most of the labels remaining with overall clear printing.

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Desirable Second Year Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Raised Thumbprint Dust Cover and Set Trigger

Lot 3039: Desirable Second Year Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Raised Thumbprint Dust Cover and Set Trigger

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Description: Desirable Second Year Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Raised Thumbprint Dust Cover and Set TriggerManufactured in 1874, the second year of production, the Winchester Model 1873 rifle was "The gun that won the West". This First Model 1873 Winchester Rifle features the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver, raised checkered oval finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. The dust cover construction is the primary difference between the various styles of Model 1873s. First Models are found in the 1 to about 31,000 serial number range of the Model 1873. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and has a full length magazine tube. Note that the rear sight is reversed so it can be used on a rifle with the rear sight seat very close to the receiver. The top barrel flat is stamped "WINCHESTERS-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 lower tang is marked with the serial number. The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. The rifle has a set trigger. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment (cleaning rod not included). The rear sight and set trigger are special factory features. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 rifle.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1242

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle has a smooth crisp dark brown patina with traces of original blue finish remaining in the protected areas. The wood is very good with heavy chipping on the forearm and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. What a piece of Old West history!

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3040: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1882, this is a Second Model rifle with the dust cover guide rail attached to the top of the receiver by two screws. 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 1876" and the serial number is located on the lower tang. There are no caliber markings. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate and buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included). The included copy of a Winchester Gun Museum letter that confirms the octagon barrel and plain trigger and was shipped on April 15, 1882.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 45Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 23007

Condition Report: Good. The rifle retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth mottled gray patina. Some light pitting is present on the barrel and magazine towards the muzzle. The wood is fine showing some minor pressure dents and some surface chipping with an indentation and a couple small cracks on the forearm. Mechanically fine.

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Colorful Old West Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3041: Colorful Old West Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Colorful Old West Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleThis is an example of a Model 1866 Winchester Rifle that was manufactured in late 1869. "The Winchester model 1866, with the magazine side loading gate, and new walnut forearm eliminated the primary defects in the Henry rifle and created a lever action rifle synonymous with Winchester and the opening of the Western frontier. This is probably an early third model rifle that still retains the more gradual receiver drop ahead of the hammer but still retains the script style serial numbers located directly behind the trigger. The top of the barrel has the Second Model barrel markings "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S- IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29 1866, OCT.16 1860" (which has been nicely restamped). The rifle has the desirable early/intermediate features that include: (1) threaded magazine cap, (2) recessed chamber, (3) early round top, folding sporting rear sight, (4) third pattern indented loading gate held by one screw, (5) second pattern squared brass forend tip secured by a single screw, (6) fourth pattern fine knurled hammer with the double line undercut and half-cock notch, (7) small size loading lever, and (8) the early unaltered rimfire style firing pin. The brass receiver is flared at the junction with the forearm and the stock is retained by a single upper tang screw, and as noted it has the script style serial number located on the lower tang directly behind the trigger. The crescent brass buttplate has a hinged trap with a matching serial number "7985" stamped on the back. The rifle has a blue barrel, magazine tube, rear sight, bolt and loading gate. It is fitted with a walnut stock and forearm, with factory sling swivels on the lower buttstock and forend cap.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 27985

Condition Report: Very good overall with brown patina finish on the barrel and magazine tube, with the balance a gray patina and also showing some rounding of the barrel flats mixed with some minor light pitting. The receiver and side plates have a nice old aged mustard yellow patina color overall with the front section of the receiver (on both sides) showing some old light cleaning of the brass which has also aged slightly. The forend and stock are both in fine condition with minor handling marks, scratches and light pressure dents overall (more on the forend) which also shows some old varnish touch up on the sides. The revarnished buttstock retains half of its varnish with wood to metal fit still being very good with the wood having shrunk slightly from age. A very nice early Winchester Model 1866 lever action rifle.

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Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Extra Length Barrel

Lot 3042: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Extra Length Barrel

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Description: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Extra Length BarrelManufactured in 1876. This desirable First Model 1873 rifle has the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver. The set trigger and 28 inch octagon barrel are special factory features. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 rifle. German silver blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and full length magazine tube. The barrel has the two line address/King's Improvement marking and the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a forend cap and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 21630

Condition Report: Good as partially restored ("Model 1873" remarked on top tang). The rifle retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with a mottled brown-gray patina on the balance. Some minor pitting is present. The dust cover is a replacement. The wood is very fine with some minor handling marks. Set trigger does not function, otherwise action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF with Factory Letter

Lot 3043: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF with Factory Letter

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF with Factory LetterBlade front sight, three leaf rear sight, tang peep sight and full length magazine tube. The barrel has the two line address/patent date marking stamped on the top flat ahead of the rear sight, the nickel steel two line marking on the upper left behind the rear sight and "25-35 W.C.F." on the top barrel flat at the breech. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with iron forend cap and crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on August 13, 1904 and shipped on September 22, 1904, order number 248693.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 25-35 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 231794

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 60% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The hammer and lever retain traces of original case colors. The wood is fine with minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 Caliber

Lot 3044: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 Caliber

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 CaliberManufactured in 1910. Marbles blade front sight (replacement), three leaf rear sight, full length magazine with saddle ring and stud on the left side of the receiver. The barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date marking, the two line nickel steel/smokeless marking and "25-35" on the left side. The barrel and receiver are stamped with the Winchester factory proof at the breech and the upper tang has the Model 1894 three line marking. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894-CarbineBBL: 20 inch roundStock: gumwoodGuage: 25-35 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 513595

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine retains 50% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. A few patches of minor pitting are present on the barrel. The sanded and reoiled wood is fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3045: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThe included factory letter confirms the caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on May 18, 1895 and shipped on June 8, 1895, order number 1702. The rifle has a blade front sight, adjustable buckhorn rear sight and full length magazine tube. The top barrel flat has the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has the three line Model 1892 marking and the frame underside has the serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with iron forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 38 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 44015

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain traces of original case colors. The wood is also fine with a couple long pressure dents and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

Lot 3046: Desirable Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened ReceiverThis is a fine example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1889. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "38-56 W.C.F." at the breech end. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number to the rear. The barrel is equipped with a blade front sight, adjustable rear buckhorn sight. Blue barrel and full length magazine tube, casehardened remaining parts and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 38-56Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 29464

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 80% original blue finish with some thinning to plum. The bolt retains almost all of the original bright blue finish showing some minor spotting. The hammer, receiver and forend cap retain 60% original case colors, which are darkening on the underside of the receiver from normal handling. The lever has bright original case colors on the sides and protected areas, with a smooth silver gray on the normal contact areas. The wood is fine. The stock remains fine with 70% of the original varnish remaining and showing a few small gouges and scratches on the top of the wrist on the left side with some overall minor scratches. The forearm shows several minor dents. The markings remain crisp. The action is excellent.

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Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun

Lot 3047: Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun

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Description: Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action ShotgunManufactured in 1892. The left side of the receiver is marked with the large "WRACo" monogram, the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver and the lower tang is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./- NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. -/PAT. FEB. 16. & JULY 20. 1886". The top breech end of the barrel is marked "12" and the Winchester "WP" oval proof on the left side. Single brass bead sight, chambers at 2 3/4" and choke gauges modified. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened receiver and lever, and mounted with the standard smooth two slab walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with checkered iron buttplate. The length of pull is 13 inches. Winchester manufactured about 65,000 Model 1887 shotguns in 10 and 12 gauge from 1887 to 1901.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1887BBL: 30 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 12Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 43197

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube have a smooth brown patina with 50% of original blue finish in protected areas. The receiver retains 60% original dulling case colors with three small patches of minor pitting. The lever has a smooth dark mottled patina. The wood is also fine with a small moderate scratch on the right side of the stock, and overall some minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3048: Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1908. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, adjustable buckhorn rear sight, Marble tang peep sight and a full length magazine tube. The Winchester oval factory proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking with the upper left barrel flat stamped with the caliber marking "32-40" at the breech. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, buttplate and lever. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock featuring a forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 32-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 431029

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains nearly 95% original blue finish showing thinning to a gray with some minor scratches. The hammer and lever retain 95% vivid original case colors. The wood is very fine with a repair near the lower tang, a very small chip missing near the upper tang and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition

Lot 3049: Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition

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Description: Vintage Winchester Boxed Rifle Ammunition1) Winchester 38-70 cartridges for the Model 1886 with green label, caution label and reloading warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 38-70 WCF" head stamp. 2) Winchester 40-70 cartridges for the Model 1886 with light green label and reloading warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 40-70 WCF" head stamp. 3) Winchester 38-56 cartridges for the Model 1886 with green label, reloading warning label and notice label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 38-56 WCF" head stamp. 4) Winchester 40-70 cartridges for the Model 1886 with green label and reloading label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 40-70 WCF" head stamp.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Overall the boxes are good with split and repaired edges. Much of the labels remain.

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