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December 7th Premiere Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


879 lots with images

December 7, 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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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon Barrel and Deluxe Grade Stock

Lot 1000: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon Barrel and Deluxe Grade Stock

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon Barrel and Deluxe Grade StockThe Model 1866 was the first firearm to be built under the Winchester name after the New Haven Arms Company changed its name to Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1866. It was a much improved version of the Henry, with improvements such as the solid magazine tube, the loading port and the addition of a forearm. They were extremely popular on the Frontier West in the post Civil War era and typically saw extremely heavy use. This rifle is a Third Model that was manufactured in 1872 and features a 24 inch octagon barrel with full tubular magazine, fixed front sight and adjustable rear semi-buckhorn rifle sight. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860". The serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger. The straight grip stock and forearm are varnished select grade walnut with a brass forend cap and the earlier brass crescent buttplate with a compartment for a cleaning rod. An original four piece cleaning rod is included.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 105788

Condition Report: Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina. The attractive receiver and buttplate have a natural untouched aged patina. The wood is very good with some scattered minor dents and dings. The rear sight spring and elevation slide are absent. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Extremely Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

Lot 1001: Extremely Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Extremely Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 RifleThis attractive Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1881. The rifle has the Third Model frame with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The 26 inch round barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a standard, sporting style, buckhorn, rear sight. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, frame and dust cover are blued and the hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with low luster 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. 1865. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The upper tang is roll-stamped "-MODEL. 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "9242A" is roll stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 26 inchStock: walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 92428A

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle has minimal handling wear and retains 95% plus of the bright original blue finish. There is an eight-inch strip of pitting on the left side of the barrel that extends downward from the muzzle and a smaller patch of pitting on the right side of the barrel at the muzzle and on the adjacent portion of the magazine. The pitting is apparently the result of poor storage; the balance of the barrel and magazine tube retain nearly all of the original blue finish. The forearm cap, dust cover and frame have 98% or more of the original blue finish with very minimal handling wear. The loading gate has 98% or more of the fire blue finish intact. The hammer, trigger and crescent buttplate have 95% or more of the original case colors. The lever shows handling wear and the case colors have aged to a gray-brown patina. The stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition and retain virtually all of the original finish with a few extremely minor storage marks. The barrel and tang markings are crisp. This is an excellent example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 rifle that, despite the storage wear on the barrel and magazine is in nearly unused condition and displays very well.

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Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1002: Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with Factory LetterThis is a rare example of a Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle with special order 20-inch barrel. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that describes the features as "Rifle, 44 caliber, Barrel Length: 20 inches, Barrel Shape: Round Sights: New 22A Sight". The letter further states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on March 28, 1918. The rifle has a full blue finish with straight grain, varnished American walnut stock and forearm. The stock has a crescent steel buttplate with sliding brass trap. The butttrap contains a three-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The special order front sight has a screw-adjustable base with blued steel blade and replacement silver bead. The rear sight is a standard sporting style sight with flat top. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "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. "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. Winchester oval "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEl 1873/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT.OFF." in three lines. The serial number "716449 B" in stamped in block numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifles are extremely scarce. The survey of surviving Model 1873 rifles in WINCHESTER'S NEW MODEL RIFLE OF 1873, A TRIBUTE by James B. Gordon, lists only 79 rifles with 20-inch barrel in the 3,847 guns surveyed.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44-40 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 716449B

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle is all original and retains 80% of the blue finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The rifle shows very little handling wear; the finish loss on the forearm cap and receiver is from flaking and may be attributable to poor surface preparation during wartime production rather than actual use. The exposed metal on the forearm cap, dust cover, receiver and buttplate has a smooth brown patina that is difficult to distinguish from the blue finish at first glance. The barrel markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are excellent and retain nearly all of the original varnish; wear is limited to a few minor handling marks. The rifle is in excellent mechanical condition. This is a good looking example of a scarce Winchester Third Model 1873 Short Rifle that would be a key addition to any advanced collection of Winchester lever action rifles.

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Documented Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 45-90 WCF Caliber with Factory Letter

Lot 1003: Documented Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 45-90 WCF Caliber with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 45-90 WCF Caliber with Factory LetterThe top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked "-MANUFACTURE BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.-" and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. The two line "1884" and "1885" patent marking is marked directly behind the trigger and the serial number marked behind the lever. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". Dovetailed blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights. Half magazine with the 1893 patent date on the takedown lever, blue finish with casehardened buttplate, hammer and lever, and mounted with a smooth forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip buttstock with a steel crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the takedown rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, Winchester high velocity sights and half magazine. The rifle was received in the warehouse on October 11, 1904 and shipped the following date, order number 251843.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 45-90Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 131946

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% original blue finish showing some thinning to a gray. A number of minor scratches are present on the receiver with a series of takedown marks on the barrel underside. The buttplate has faded to a gray with the hammer and lever retaining 85% original case colors. The wood is very fine with a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Winchester Boxed Model 1886 Rifle Ammunition

Lot 1004: Scarce Winchester Boxed Model 1886 Rifle Ammunition

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Description: Scarce Winchester Boxed Model 1886 Rifle Ammunition1) Winchester Model 1886 45-85-350 cartridges, green label, all 20 cartridges have the "WRACO 45-85 WCF" head stamp. 2) Winchester Model 1886 45-82-405 cartridges, green label, all 20 cartridges have the "WRACO 45-82 WCF" head stamp.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: 1) Good with repaired corners. Most of the labels remain with clear printing. 2) Good with a crude tap repair to the bottom. Most of the labels remain with clear printing.

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Excellent Documented Special Order Swiss Butt Winchester Model 1885

Lot 1005: Excellent Documented Special Order Swiss Butt Winchester Model 1885 "High Wall" Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Excellent Documented Special Order Swiss Butt Winchester Model 1885 "High Wall" Rifle with Factory LetterThis is an exceptional example Winchester Model 1885 "High Wall" breech loading rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as: (1) Caliber 38/55, (2) No. 3, 30-inch octagon barrel, (3) double set trigger, (4) Mid-range Vernier and Wind Gauge sights and (5) Swiss buttplate. The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on December 5, 1895, and returned and re-shipped in June 1896. The rifle has a blue barrel, color casehardened receiver, breechblock, hammer and lever and a nickel plated Swiss buttplate. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a piano finish. The forearm tip has an ebony inlay. The standard weight full octagon No.3 barrel has a globe front sight with spirit level and factory blank in the rear sight dovetail. A folding Vernier rear sight with peep is mounted on the upper receiver tang. The rifle has factory double set triggers. 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 blank. The caliber designation "38-55" is stamped on the top barrel flat ahead of the receiver. The serial number "72713" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1885-RifleBBL: 30 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 38-55 WinFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 72713

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 97% of the bright original blue and vivid color casehardened finish. The blue finish on the barrel has only traces of edge wear. The markings are crisp. The receiver, breechblock and hammer have strong case colors. The case colors on the bottom of the lever show light handling wear and have faded to a silver patina. The Swiss buttplate shows light handling wear but retains more than 90% of the nickel plated finish. The stock and forearm are both in excellent plus condition and retain nearly all of the original finish; wear is limited to a few very insignificant handling marks. This is an excellent example of a special order Winchester Model 1885 "High Wall" rifle.

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Excellent Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1006: Excellent Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Excellent Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Takedown Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1897, this deluxe rifle features a folding globe front sight, there is a filler block in the rear sight slot and the upper tang is fitted with a short range peep sight. The top barrel flat is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight dovetail slot and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by the peep sight and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Full length magazine, blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and mounted with a deluxe nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with a steel end cap and pistol grip stock with a Winchester hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 85429

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% bright original blue finish with normal takedown wear on the magazine, edge wear, some scattered minor thinning and spotting. The hammer and lever retain most of the original case colors with some smooth dove gray patina on the lever. The buttplate has a smooth silver gray patina. The wood is also excellent with a few minor dings, handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Extraordinary

Lot 1007: Extraordinary "Highly Finished Arms" Benchmark Example of a Factory Gold Inlaid No. 2 Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Fancy Sporting Takedown Lever Action Rifle Originally in the Mac McCroskie Collection

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Description: Extraordinary "Highly Finished Arms" Benchmark Example of a Factory Gold Inlaid No. 2 Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Fancy Sporting Takedown Lever Action Rifle Originally in the Mac McCroskie CollectionThis magnificent Winchester Model 1894 rifle features No. 2 factory engraving as illustrated in "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co. HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS". The ornamentation includes highly detailed gold inlaid game animals on a background of fine engraved scrollwork, gold-inlaid borders on the bolt, hammer, lever, link, frame, barrel and forearm and fine scrollwork. The game scenes feature a pair of moose and a pair of deer rather than the single animal scenes shown in "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS". The deluxe fancy grain forearm and pistol grip stock have "Style H" checkering and a highly polished piano finish. The rifle has a takedown, 26 inch octagon barrel and half-magazine. The barrel has dovetail mounted sporting style front and rear sights. The highly figured deluxe walnut stock has a black hard rubber pistol grip cap embossed with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS" and a black hard rubber checkered shotgun style buttplate embossed with the Winchester logo. The left barrel flat is die-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894." ahead of the rear sight. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is die stamped on the left side of the barrel immediately below the rear sight and the caliber ".30 W.C.F." is stamped on the left side of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. The oval "W/P" Winchester proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver in engraved panels. The upper receiver tang is die-stamped "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.& FGN" in three lines with gold-inlaid borders. The serial number "880278" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Provenance: Mac McCroskie Collection.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 880278

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The rifle is all original and retains 98% of the bright original blue finish overall. The blue on the barrel and magazine is nearly all intact. The forearm cap, top of the bolt, upper receiver tang and lever have very light handling wear. The scroll engraving is extremely crisp and the extraordinary gold inlaid game scenes and gold inlaid borders are perfect. The excellent stock and forearm retain nearly all of the original piano finish with sharp checkering; wear is limited to a few very minor handling and storage marks. This is a magnificent example of a rare and beautiful Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Takedown Rifle with Factory Engraved No. 2 pattern gold inlays, game scenes and scroll engraving. This is quite possibly, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest Winchester Model 1894 extant!

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Rare Deluxe, Special Order, Winchester Model 1873 .22 Rimfire Rifle

Lot 1008: Rare Deluxe, Special Order, Winchester Model 1873 .22 Rimfire Rifle

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Description: Rare Deluxe, Special Order, Winchester Model 1873 .22 Rimfire RifleWinchester Model 1873 .22 Rimfire rifle manufactured in 1887. This deluxe, rifle has a special order color casehardened frame and fancy grain walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and forearm. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The octagon barrel and magazine cap are blued and the forearm cap, dust cover, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The rifle has the Third Style receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a dovetail mounted replacement front sight and a sporting style rear sight. 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. The caliber designation "22 SHORT" is roll-stamped of the top of the barrel ahead of the receiver. ".22 CAL/SHORT" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "{MODEL. 1873}" in fancy script with foliate designs at either end of the marking. The serial number "265127" is stamped in small numerals across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. The Winchester Model 1873 .22 Rimfire Rifle was the first Winchester .22 caliber rifle and the first .22 caliber repeating rifle manufactured in the United States. Deluxe, special order, examples of the Model 1873 .22 rifle are rare, especially with the very desirable casehardened frame.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inchStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 22 shortFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 265127

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel retains 20% of the original blue finish. The magazine tube has a dark patina. The case colors on the forearm cap have faded to a dark patina. The frame, dust cover, hammer and lever retain 30% of the faded casehardened finish. The case colors on the crescent buttplate have a silver-gray patina. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm are in very good condition with light handling wear. The checkering on the forearm shows moderate handling wear while the pistol grip checkering has less wear. There is a minor, repaired, hair-line crack on the left side of the forearm behind the checkered panel. The "SHORT" marking on the brass cartridge elevator has been partially scratched out and the initials "LR" have been crudely scratched over it. The bottom of the cartridge elevator has several minor dents. This is a fine example of a rare, special order, Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 .22 short caliber rifle.

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1009: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleThis is a very fine example of a nice old untouched Winchester 1866 third model lever action rifle as manufactured in the beginning of 1874. The Model 1866 Winchester Rifle was probably one of the more successful Winchester rifles ever produced, since it really ushered in the new age of repeating rifles which created a lever action rifle that has always been associated with the name "Winchester" and the opening of the Western frontier. These desirable rifles were in use from 1866 until the early 1900s and are a cornerstone of any advance Winchester Rifle collection. This model was basically an improved Henry Repeating Rifle that featured the new side loading gate and walnut forearm, which eliminated the primary defects in the Henry rifle. This example has a full octagon barrel and magazine tube with the noted side mounted loading gate and rare factory installed sling swivels, a rare and expensive feature for this date of manufacture. 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 29.1865. OCTOBER 16.1860". The rear of the barrel is fitted with a second style folding leaf rear sight with external retaining spring and a sporting style half nickel silver blade front sight. The serial number "120735" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. This rifle has a straight grain black walnut stock and forearm with a varnish finish. As noted the stock and forend cap feature factory mounted sling swivels. The stock is fitted with a brass crescent buttplate that has a hinged trapdoor with the butt trap containing a correct four piece jointed steel cleaning rod with brass tip.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 120735

Condition Report: Very good with traces of the blue finish remaining on the barrel in the protected areas with the brass receiver and side plate showing a nice attractive aged brass patina color. The stock and forend are also very good with minor handling marks, scratches and light pressure dents from years of use and handling. The wood to metal is fine. This is a nice looking early production Winchester 1866 rifle.

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Late Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in 44 RF

Lot 1010: 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 very nice example of a late production Winchester Model 1866 fourth model saddle ring carbine that was manufactured in 1889. There were only 300 rifles and carbines actually manufactured that year. The 20 inch round barrel has two barrel bands with a block iron front sight and folding leaf rear sight. The left side of the receiver has a staple-mounted saddle ring. 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 top of the rear section of the barrel is marked "44 RF". The serial number is located on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened hammer and lever. It is fitted with a standard walnut buttstock with a steel buttplate, usually found on later production Model 1866 rifles and carbines along with a standard forearm.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 167224

Condition Report: Good, with a nice even mustard brown patina on the receiver and sideplates. The barrel and magazine tube are an even brown patina over light scattered pitting. The markings are clear and distinct. The stock and forend are also both in good condition with a nice dark matching finish overall, with minimal handling marks with the stock having been lightly sanded and restained years ago. A good example of a late production Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring carbine.

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Documented Special Order Heavy Barrel Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1011: Documented Special Order Heavy Barrel Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Special Order Heavy Barrel Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThe included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, heavy octagon barrel and set trigger. The set trigger and heavy barrel are special factory features. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 Rifle. The letter also states that the rifle was received in the warehouse on December 31, 1875 and shipped on January 4, 1876 along with 5 other rifles with the same specifications to the same order number. 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. German silver blade front sight and 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. 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). According to Winchester expert and author George Madis, "Only one of each 1100 rifles were fitted with barrels heavier than standard." Madis concluded, "Heavier than standard weight barrels were likewise made in very limited quantities, and are rare."Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 14378

Condition Report: Good as partially refinished. The rifle retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The refinished wood is good with a putty filled repair on the forearm and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

Lot 1012: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

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Description: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length BarrelThe included Cody Museum Records Office verification form confirms the caliber, plain trigger and 30 inch long octagon barrel with the front sight listed as "ivory knife blade front" (current sight is German silver) at time of original shipment on May 2, 1901, order number 93884. The barrel has the two line address stamped on the top flat ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." stamped at the breech. The rifle has an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and a full length magazine tube. The upper tang is stamped with the three line model and the 1884 patent date. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with an iron forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 92BBL: 30 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 38 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 165979

Condition Report: Good. The rifle has a smooth mottled brown patina overall. Some minor pitting is present (mostly on the bolt and receiver) and a series of tool-like marks are present on the receiver underside. The wood is also good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1013: Winchester Model 1894 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1905. Marble No. 5 front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and full length magazine. The barrel has the two line address/patent date marking stamped ahead of the rear sight, the two line nickel steel marking below the rear sight and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The factory Winchester oval proof is present on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang has the three line model/trademark information. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with iron forend cap, factory hard rubber grip cap and shotgun style checkered factory hard rubber buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 317162

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 60% plus original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The wood is very good with a sliver of wood missing from the forearm, a couple gouges and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Checkering shows some wear. Mechanically excellent.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1014: Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleThis excellent original Winchester Model 1876 rifle was manufactured in 1882. This rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edge. The 28-inch round barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and folding leaf rear sight graduated to 1000 yards and marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trap door and the butt trap contains a jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel, forearm cap, receiver, dust cover and buttplate are blued. The loading gate and bolt have a fiery niter blue finish. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a polished varnish 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 29.1865. OCTOBER 16.1860." ahead of the rear sight. "CAL. 45-60" is stamped in script on the top of the barrel immediately in front of the receiver. "45-60" is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped "{ MODEL. 1876}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "41113" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 45-60 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 41113

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 85% plus of the bright original blue finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap have nearly all of the blue finish intact. The receiver shows light handling wear with minor finish loss on high points and on the right side of the receiver ahead of the side plate. The dust cover has nearly all of the blue finish intact. The loading gate retains 90% of the niter blue finish. The buttplate has some finish loss on the tip of the heel and traces of surface rust on toe but retains about 85% of the blue finish overall. The hammer, trigger and lever have about 90% of the casehardened finish intact. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain 95% of the polish varnish finish with scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. Most of the handling wear is concentrated on the forearm. This is high condition, example of a Winchester Third Model 1876 Sporting rifle.

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Outstanding Documented Antique Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Rare Original Winchester Crate and Factory Letter

Lot 1015: Outstanding Documented Antique Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Rare Original Winchester Crate and Factory Letter

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Description: Outstanding Documented Antique Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Rare Original Winchester Crate and Factory LetterThis Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Fancy Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1896 an subsequently returned to Winchester by the owner, for some attentive "detailing". The rifle is complete with a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes the rifle features as "25/20 caliber" with octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and shotgun butt. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 8, 1896, and was returned for repair on April 22, 1912. The rifle has a full blue finish with deluxe, highly figured, fancy grain walnut forearm and pistol grip stock. The stock and forearm have Winchester "Style H" checkering and a high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has a black hard rubber grip cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel has a Lyman Winchester Express front sight with white bead and a sporting style rear sight with sliding insert. The left side of the barrel is die-stamped "-MODEL 1892-WINCHESTER-25-20W.C.F.-/-TRADE MARK-" in two lines below the rear sight. The right side of the barrel is die-stamped "MADE IN U.S.A.WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./-NEW HAVEN CONN.-" below the rear sight. Oval Winchester "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The upper receiver tang is stamped with the first style marking "MODEL 1892/--WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT. 14 1884". The serial number "56827" is stamped in large numerals across the bottom of the receiver. The rifle is complete with the original wooden crate that was apparently used to ship it from Winchester in 1912. The upper left corner of the crate is stenciled "FROM/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS/NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.". "C.O.D." is boldly stenciled in black ink near the center of the crate and an illegible "NY" shipping address is written in grease pencil near the muzzle end of the crate. The remains of an old shipping label are visible near the center of the crate. The crate lid is fastened with brass hinges. The interior contains two wooden blocks and two pieces of scrap cloth padding. Winchester shipping containers from the pre-WWI period are almost non-existent. The is only the second Winchester rifle from this period with an original factory crate ever offered for sale by Rock Island Auction Company.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 25-20 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 56827

Condition Report: Extremely fine as factory refurbished. The rifle retains 99% of the bright original factory blue finish and shows only very light handling and storage wear. The blue finish on the serrated steel buttplate has faded to a brown patina and the finish on the upper tang and lower receiver has thinned slightly from handling. The exceptional deluxe grain walnut stock and forearm have nearly all of the high polish piano finish intact and the checkering is sharp. Wear is limited to a few minor storage marks. The crate shows the wear expected of a 101-year old wooden box but the Winchester return address remains legible. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Sporting Rifle with the original Winchester shipping crate. This is a unique, possibly one-of-a-kind example of an extremely rare deluxe Winchester Model 1892 Rifle.

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Magnificent Deluxe Factory Engraved, New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle with Silver Plated Frame

Lot 1016: Magnificent Deluxe Factory Engraved, New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle with Silver Plated Frame

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Description: Magnificent Deluxe Factory Engraved, New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle with Silver Plated FrameThis is an important example of an exhibition quality, factory engraved silver finished Henry rifle that was manufactured by the New Haven Arms company in the early months of 1865 and is attributed to factory engraver Samuel Hoggson. The rifle has the later style receiver with no sight dovetail and later style buttplate with a more pointed heel. The barrel is the proper later variation fitted with the sight dovetail just behind the address, with folding leaf rear sight graduated to 900 yards and a German silver front sight with squared back. The rifle has a blued barrel, casehardened hammer and lever, and a silver plated frame and buttplate. The stock is a special select grade deluxe walnut with a high gloss finish. The left side of the stock has a sling swivel and the left side of the barrel has a loop for a sling hook. The rifle is engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson who was responsible for the majority of the factory engraved Henry Rifles. The engraving is a classic Hoggson pattern of an elaborate scrollwork on a punch dot background. The scrollwork is present on the top of the receiver, the tang, both side plates and extends to the buttplate. The right side of the frame features extensive scroll and punch dot patterns in a scalloped border. The left side of the frame exhibits a running deer and dog motif flanked by a scroll and punch dot background and framed with a scalloped border, see Winchester Engraving pg. 27 By R.L. Wilson for another similar example. The top barrel flat is roll stamped "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS. CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." Complete with four piece steel cleaning rod. Most of the approximately 9000 Henry rifles manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company between April 1862 and May 1865 were standard rifles intended for sale to individual soldiers or purchased by the Ordnance Department. Relatively few factory engraved Henry rifles were manufactured during the Civil War and surviving examples are rare.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: select deluxe walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/silver/caseGrips: Serial Number: 11748

Condition Report: Very fine over 60% plus original bright blue finish remains on the barrel. The balance is an even age-darkened plum patina with isolated patches of mild surface pitting reserved to the high edge on the right side of the barrel. The barrel address and serial number are crisp and clear. The loading lever and hammer have a gray/brown patina but still display original muted case colors. A strong 90% plus original silver plated finish remains on the receiver and buttplate. The finish wear is limited to high points and the upper tang. The select deluxe walnut stock is excellent and retains nearly all of its original high gloss finish and exhibits beautiful feathering down the length. This is a fantastic example of an exhibition quality factory engraved Henry rifle. This is one of a select few pieces that can boast both rarity, and nearly un-improvable original condition and is worthy to be included in the highest grade of collection.

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Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1017: Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action RifleThis is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle that was manufactured in 1882. The rifle has the Third Model integral dust cover rail, dust cover with serrated edges and concealed trigger pin. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN.CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH. 29. 1886. OCTOBER 16. 1860." and "38-Cal." is marked on the top of the barrel at the breech. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "38 CAL" in script letters. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "{ MODEL. 1873. }" in fancy letters with foliate designs at either end and the serial number is stamped in script on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. Dovetailed blade front and adjustable rear sporting sights. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth oil finished walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate, with compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 234 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 38 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 137117A

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus of the original blue finish and shows minimal handling wear. The forward portion of the barrel and muzzle is thinning slightly and shows traces of plum brown patina and there are several very minor scuff marks on the upper right side. The forearm cap has nearly all of the high polish blue finish remaining. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the receiver with wear being limited to some very faint and tiny scratches on the left side plate and some minor edge wear on high points of the receiver and side plates. The loading gate retains at least 90% plus of the original nitre blue finish. The hammer and loading lever have 80% plus of the original vivid case colors. Nearly all of the mottled dove gray case colors remain on the buttplate. The stock and forearm are also excellent with nearly all of the original oil finish remaining and only very minor handling/storage marks. The markings are extremely crisp. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Third Model 1873 Sporting Rifle.

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Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle in 45-90 Caliber

Lot 1018: Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle in 45-90 Caliber

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Description: Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle in 45-90 CaliberThis is an example of a Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1889. The rifle has a blued octagon barrel, half-magazine, bolt and loading gate with color casehardened receiver, forend cap, hammer, lever and buttplate. The forearm and pistol grip stock are fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish and 'Style H' checkering. The bottom of the pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The special order features on this rifle include a single set-trigger, sling swivels on the forend cap and stock and steel shotgun buttplate. The barrel has a Winchester 'Express' front sight with gold bead and sporting style rear sight. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. 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. The caliber designation, "45-90 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The top of the barrel is stamped with the "P/Oval" Winchester Mail Order Parts proofmark and the Winchester "W/P" definitive proofmark between the rear sight and the receiver. The two proofmarks indicate the rifle was fitted with a replacement barrel outside the Winchester factory after 1912. The upper tang is roll-stamped "-MODEL 1886-" and the lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger. The serial number "28893" is stamped in script numerals between the tang screws.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 InchStock: deluxe walnut checkeredGuage: 45-90 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 28893

Condition Report: Fine as factory rebarreled and partially refinished (wood). Nearly 98% of the blue finish is present on the barrel; the markings are crisp. The bolt and loading gate retain at least 95% of the blue finish. The forend cap, receiver, hammer and lever have about 30% of the color casehardened finish intact. The buttplate has a mottled, gray brown patina. The stock and forearm have been professionally refinished and have nearly all of the high polish piano finish with minimal handling wear. The checkering on the forearm and pistol grip is sharp. Approximately 1/4 inch has been professionally milled from the top of the rear sight. The set-trigger requires adjustment; the hammer will not consistently hold at full-cock. This is a very good example of a desirable, Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle with special order set-trigger, sling swivels and shotgun buttplate.

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Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1019: Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Documented Special Order, Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action RifleThis is an exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter that states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on August 14, 1879. The letter lists the rifle features as: "rifle, 1/2 Octagon barrel, case hardened, pistol grip, set trigger, sling and swivel" and "1/2 magazine". The rifle has Second Model receiver with central screw-fastened dust cover guide and a dust cover with impressed oval checkered "thumb print". The half-round/half-octagon barrel is blue and the forend cap, receiver, lever, front and rear sling swivels and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The dust cover, loading gate, bolt, set trigger and lever latch have a niter blue finish. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured fancy grain walnut with a high polish "piano" finish. The forearm and pistol grip are checkered and the pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with knurled edges. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. 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 tang is roll-stamped "MODEL.1873" in fancy letters and the lower tang is stamped with the serial number "36006" in small script numerals between the lever latch and the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch half octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 36006

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 85% of the original Winchester blue and color casehardened finish. Most of the minimal finish wear is concentrated on the top and side flats of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver; the blue is thin and there is a small area (3/4-1 inch) of finish loss on the left flat. The forearm cap, sling swivels, receiver, hammer, lever, and buttplate retain more than 95% of the original case colors. The case colors on the forearm cap, sides of the receiver and side plates are vivid. The bolt, loading gate, set trigger and lever latch retain nearly all of the fire blue finish. The dust cover shows finish wear and has about 25% of the delicate niter blue finish intact. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with around 95% of the high polish piano finish and crisp checkering. Wear is limited to a few minor scratches on the underside of the forearm behind the sling swivel and several very minor handling marks on the right side of the stock. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. This is an outstanding example of a special order, Second Model 1873 rifle with very desirable "thumb print" dust cover. It would be hard to find a better example of this fully documented, high condition, special order early production Model 1873 rifle.

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Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-70 Rifle with Casehardened Frame

Lot 1020: Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-70 Rifle with Casehardened Frame

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Description: Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-70 Rifle with Casehardened FrameThis is a very fine example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1892. The rifle has a blued barrel, magazine, loading gate and bolt. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil finished, straight grain American walnut. The rifle has a 26 inch full octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a folding adjustable leaf rear sight; the sight is graduated to 100 yards and is marked "1886" at the top of the leaf. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The top barrel flat 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 "45-70" is stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped with the designation "-MODEL 1886-". The 1884/1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang below the trigger and the serial number "82162" is stamped in script numerals between the tang screws.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 45-70Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 82162

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains 80% of the original blue and 70% casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have some very minor finish loss on the edges and some scattered spots of surface discoloration but remain in excellent condition. The bolt and loading gate retain most of the blue finish. At least 90% of the case colors are present on the receiver; wear is limited to some thinning of the case colors on contact points and a few, scattered patches of age discoloration on the sides of the receiver. The hammer and trigger have nearly all of the casehardened finish intact; the lever has some age discoloration and dark spots on contact points. The crescent buttplate has a dark patina with some small patches of surface rust on the bottom. The stock and forearm are very good and have some light finish wear and minor handling marks. The action is tight and the rifle is in excellent mechanical condition. This is a very fine example of a Winchester Model 1886, .45-70 Lever Action Rifle.

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Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition

Lot 1021: Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition

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Description: Vintage Winchester Rifle Boxed Ammunition1) Unopened box of Winchester 45-70-500 U.S Government cartridge with dark green label. 2) Winchester 45-70-405 U.S. Government cartridges with light green labels and green reloading warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. .45-70" head stamp. 3) Winchester 40-82 WCF cartridges for the Model 1886 with dark green label and white reloading warning label. All 20 cartridges have the "W.R.A.Co. 40-82 WCF" head stamp.Manufucture: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Guage: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: #1 is fine with a split short edge. #2 and #3 are very good with repaired edges. Overall the boxes retain most of the labels with clear printing.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1022: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineManufactured in 1915. Standard receiver markings with a factory proof and ".30/ARMY" on top of the chamber. The upper tang has the three line model/maker/trademark information. Blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1,700 yards with 3,5,7,8,9 and 10 markings on the left side of the base. Saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with grasping grooves, matching hand guard and straight grip stock with straight grip walnut stock with military style grasping grooves, handguard and steel crescent buttplate with cleaning rod compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1895-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 30 ARMYFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 86566

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus original blue finish with some thinning and wear on the magazine from normal usage, and some scattered light spotting. The wood is very fine with a few minor dings and scratches. The markings remain sharp. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle Chambered in 25-35 WCF

Lot 1023: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle Chambered in 25-35 WCF

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle Chambered in 25-35 WCFManufactured 1908. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, three leaf rear sight and full length magazine tube with the 1893 patent date on the takedown latch. The upper left barrel flat is stamped with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking followed by "25-35 W.C.F." at the breech. The top barrel flat has the two line address/patent marking ahead of the rear sight. A Winchester oval factory proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The three line upper tang is marked with the model and trade mark information. The serial number is stamped on the frame underside. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock featuring a forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 25-35 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 453841

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 70% plus original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The buttplate, hammer and lever retain traces of original case colors. The wood is fine with a large dent on the forearm and a number of minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1024: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineManufactured in 1902. Blade front sight and three leaf (two folding, one fixed) rear sight. The top of barrel is marked with the two line address/1894 patent date ahead of the rear sight, the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking next to the rear sight and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the model, maker and trademark information and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Blue finish, casehardened hammer and lever, saddle ring and stud on the left side of the receiver and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894-CarbineBBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 272957

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine retains 70% slightly faded original blue finish, showing some thinning in areas, a number of scratches on the forward left portion of the barrel and magazine tube, receiver edge wear and some areas of smooth gray patina. The hammer retains much of the original case colors and the lever has a smooth mottled dark gray patina with strong bright original case colors in the protected area near the receiver. The wood is very good as reoiled with several minor dents on the stock, and some scattered minor scratches and handling marks. The markings remain crisp. The action is fine.

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Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Digital 1 of 1,000 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1025: Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Digital 1 of 1,000 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Documented Winchester Model 1873 Digital 1 of 1,000 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThis is a rare original example Winchester Model 1873 rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes the rifle as "1 of 1000" with octagon barrel, set trigger, "XXX checkered stock", "Peep-Breech and S leaf sights", a "S magazine" (writer believes "S" stands for "short). The letter further states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 16, 1875. This early production First Model 1873 rifle is listed as the eighth 1 of 1000 rifle manufactured in the Winchester ledgers published in WINCHESTER NEW MODEL of 1873, Vol. 2 by James Gordon. This rifle is the earliest listed Second Style 1 of 1000 rifle. It has "1 of 1000" engraved on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. Gordon identified six other surviving Second Style 1 of 1000 rifles in his book. This rifle has a 26-inch full octagon barrel with half magazine. The barrel has a dovetail mounted sporting style front sight with iron blade and screw in the right side of the base, rear sight dove-tail with blank 18 1/2 inches form the muzzle and a second dove tail fitted with a Henry style folding leaf rear sight 21 1/2-inches from the muzzle. The folding leaf rear sight has a 900 yard center notch and screw-stop for the elevator bar. The first style receiver has raised dust cover rails and a dust cover with oval, impressed, 'thumb-print'. The upper tang is drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The rifle has a factory single set-trigger. The stock and forearm are highly figured fancy grain walnut with checkered panels and high polish piano finish. The stock has an iron crescent buttplate with sliding brass trap door. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866.OCT.16.1860" ahead of the rear sight dovetail. "1 of 1000" is engraved in small letters between the second rear sight dove-tail and the receiver. "MODEL of 1873" is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper receiver tang. The serial number "4103" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. Winchester manufactured a total of 136 1 of 1000 Model 1873 rifles. James Gordon identified 57 surviving 1 of 1000 rifles (excluding this rifle) when his book was published in 1997. The ultra-rare Winchester Model 1973 1 of 1000 rifles are one the best known and most highly sought after American firearms. They are certainly the most desirable of all Winchester rifles.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 Inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGuage: 44-40 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 4103

Condition Report: Good. The rifle is an original, example of a Winchester Model 1873 1 of 1000 rifle that shows many years of use but no abuse. The barrel and receiver have a dark patina with silver-gray on contact points. The barrel and receiver have scattered patches of light pitting and surface discoloration. Traces of the original blue finish are visible on the receiver at the edge of the side plates. The forearm cap and buttplate have a dark patina with scattered light pitting. The sides of the hammer and lever retain some of the original case colors. The tang and buttplate screws are battered but the receiver screws are good. The "1 of 1000" marking and barrel legend are sharp. The model designation on the upper tang is crisp. The serial number on the lower tang is fully legible. The very good stock and forearm show moderate wear and have an attractive dark aged patina. The checkered panels on the stock and forearm are worn from handling. The original piano finish is worn but intact. The stock and forearm have numerous minor handling marks and there is a small chip in the toe of the buttplate. This is a great example of an ultra-rare Winchester Model 1873 1 of 1000 rifle. This documented 1 of 1000 rifle would be the center-piece in the most advanced collection of Winchester rifles of American sporting arms.

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Extremely Rare Iron Frame Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1026: Extremely Rare Iron Frame Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Extremely Rare Iron Frame Henry Lever Action RifleIron frame Henry Lever Action Rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company June 1862. Experts estimate that the New Haven Arms Co., manufactured about 300 Henry rifles with iron frames during the first three months of production (April-June 1862). Serial numbers of the eighty-nine identified iron frame Henry rifles range from 1-393. Collectors have identified seventy-seven brass frame Henry rifles in this same serial number range. Sixteen brass and iron frame Henry rifles in this serial number range have been identified with duplicate serial numbers. The rifle has a blued iron frame, crescent buttplate and octagon barrel with integral 15-round magazine. The hammer, lever and crescent buttplate have a case-hardened finish. The straight grain, American walnut stock has a polished 'piano' finish. The rifle has the distinctive early production features which include: (1) alternate rear sight dovetail on the receiver, (2) loading lever which lacks the lever latch spur, (3) lower tang with no provision for a lever latch, (4) small diameter brass cartridge follower head, (5) straight, un-beveled, receiver follower slot, (6) half-moon shaped, nickel-silver, front sight blade, (7) rounded buttplate heel and (8) serial numbers stamped on the shanks of the buttplate screws AND the tang screws. The rear sight dovetail on the barrel is fitted with the original, first style, rear sight with 1000 yard center notch and elevator bar with rounded ends. The butt trap contains a four-piece, jointed, hickory cleaning rod. The cleaning rod is the standard configuration furnished with rifles below serial number, 4000 with the exception of a non-standard, brass, tip. The rifle is not fitted with a sling loop or ring hook which were special order items on early Henry rifles. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN.CT" ahead of the rear sight. This smaller, first style legend has utilizes both Roman (serifed) and Gothic (block) letters with the second "NEWHAVEN" in the second line in block letters. The serial number, "287" is stamped: (1) on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver, (2) on the left side of the lower tang underneath the stock, (3) in the upper tang inlet of the stock, (5) inside the heel of the buttplate and (6) on the shanks of all five buttplate and tang screws. All of the visible serial numbers match. The iron fame Henry rifle is the rarest and most desirable variation of the rare and desirable Henry lever action rifle.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 287

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle is original with all of the original components. The blue finish is 30% intact on the barrel and iron frame has aged to an attractive, gray-brown patina. Traces of the original case-hardened finish are present on the hammer, lever and buttplate. The barrel and integral magazine have sharp edges. Traces of blue finish remain in protected areas. There is some heavy flash pitting at the muzzle. The receiver has several scattered and very minor handling marks and some small spots of age discoloration. The upper edges of both side plates have some shallow dents but the side-plate joints remain tight. The buttplate has a smooth, silver-gray, patina. All of the screw heads are in good condition with minimal screw-driver wear. The stock is in good overall condition with scattered handling marks primarily on the bottom edge and heel. Most of what appears to be the original piano finish remains intact. The barrel legend and serial numbers remain sharp. Henry rifles were extremely popular with Federal soldiers during the Civil War and with both frontiersmen and Native Americans in the post-war west. As a result, most Henry rifles show the effects of hard wear in a hostile environment. This rifle shows expected use but remains in fine condition. This is an outstanding example of an extremely rare iron fame Henry Rifle that would enhance even the most advanced collection of Winchester rifles or 19th Century American firearms.

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Exceptional Documented Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1027: Exceptional Documented Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Exceptional Documented Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThis is both an extraordinary and attractive, totally original example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 rifle documented with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as: "45/60 caliber, Barrel Shape: Octagon, Plain trigger" and "Checkered stock with pistol grip". The letter further states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on November 19, 1883. The Third Model receiver has a integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and the butt trap contains a jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight graduated to 1000 yards and marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The rifle features a blued barrel, magazine, dust cover and loading gate. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color case-hardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy gain walnut with a high polish piano finish and Winchester "Style H" checkering. The pistol grip has a bone or ebony inlay. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1865. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "CAL 45-60" is stamped on the top of the barrel in front of the receiver. "45-60" is stamped on the cartridge elevator in script numerals. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "{ MODEL. 1876.}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "37896" is stamped across the lower tang in script numerals between the lever latch and the tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 InchStock: fancy deluxe walnut checkered pistol gripGuage: 45-60 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 37896

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 95% of the blue and color case-hardened finish. The barrel and magazine show only very light high-point wear. The loading gate and dust cover retain nearly all of the high polish blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever have nearly 95% of the case-hardened finish with strong case colors. There is some frosting on receiver flats and edges ahead of the side plates but no actual finish loss. The bottom of the lever has a gray-brown patina. The brass cartridge elevator has a mellow, un-polished, patina. The buttplate has light to moderate handling wear and retains about 85% of the case colors with some traces of surface discoloration. All of the barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain 90-95% of the high polish piano finish. The checkered panels are sharp. Handling wear on the stock and forearm is minimal. This is an outstanding example of a scarce and extremely desirable Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle. It would be hard to improve upon this exceptional rifle.

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Historic Winchester Model 1892 Saddle-Ring Carbine

Lot 1028: Historic Winchester Model 1892 Saddle-Ring Carbine

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Description: Historic Winchester Model 1892 Saddle-Ring CarbineWinchester Model 1892 carbine manufactured in 1896. A 1980 dated letter from J.S. Wilkinson of Prescott, Arizona, that accompanies the carbine states that this carbine was from a group of several cases of "Winchester rifles" purchased from the U.S. Customs Service at Nogales, Arizona, c. 1950 by author Roy Dunlap. The carbines had apparently been seized by the Customs Service "25 or 30 years" before they were purchased by Dunlap. The author of the letter states that the "rifles" were new in the original packing cases and that he purchased several of the "rifles" but retained this carbine in "unfired" condition. The letter states that Wilkinson "presumes that the rifles were on their way to Mexico, perhaps to Pancho Villa or some other revolutionary" when they were seized by U.S. Customs. The carbine has a blued barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and buttplate. The hammer and lever have a case-hardened finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The carbine has a block front sight located behind the upper barrel band and a folding leaf rear sight graduated to 900 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 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. "44 W.F.C." is roll-stamped between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1892./ -WINCHESTER-/ PAT. OCT 14. 1884" in three lines. The serial number, "144967" is roll-stamped across the front edge of the receiver bottom.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892-CarbineBBL: 20 InchStock: varnished walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 144967

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine is all original and shows only light storage and handling wear. The barrel and magazine retain nearly 98% of the original blue finish. There is light finish loss on the sides of both barrel bands. The receiver, bolt and loading gate have more than 90% of the original blue finish; there is some thinning on the top and sides of the receiver and some edge wear on the high points. The ejector has all of the fire blue finish intact. The upper tang shows handling wear and the blue finish has faded to a gray-brown patina. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the buttplate. The hammer and lever retain nearly all of the subdued case colors. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original finish; wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. The action functions perfectly. This is an excellent example of a early production Winchester Model 1892 Carbine with interesting documentation.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1029: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineThis is a very nice example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Carbine that was manufactured in 1871. Fixed front sight integral with barrel band and folding two leaf rear sight marked for 100, 300 and 500 yards, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver and distinctive crescent brass buttplate with cavity. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line Winchester Repeating Arms address and King's Improvement patent information just forward of the rear sight and the serial number is located on the lower tang behind the trigger with a small "L" and "Y" stamped behind it. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 75680

Condition Report: Very good plus. The barrel has a smooth mottled brown patina with traces of original blue (in the areas surrounding forearm and between the barrel and magazine tube). The lever and hammer have a grayish mottled patina. The brass has an even aged patina with 20% original bright nitre blue in the loading gate. The wood is very good with much of the oil finish remaining. The forearm shows minor dents and dings and the stock exhibits numerous scrapes and scratches. The hammer has traces of original casehardening. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 38-55 WCF

Lot 1030: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 38-55 WCF

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 38-55 WCFManufactured in 1901. Blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight, and full length magazine. The top of the barrel has the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "38-55" at the breech. The upper tang has the Model 1894 trade mark information and the underside of the frame has the serial number. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 38-55Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 229345

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 40% faded original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. Trace of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. Some minor pitting is present on the receiver. The wood is fine with limited surface chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in the Desirable .22 Short Caliber

Lot 1031: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in the Desirable .22 Short Caliber

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Description: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in the Desirable .22 Short CaliberManufactured in 1890. This is a desirable .22 short chambered example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 rifle with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Equipped with a blade front sight, and elevation adjustable rear sight with full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/King's patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "22 SHORT" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT" and the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". The right side plate has been stamped "S. MELICK/S. MELICK". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 22 shortFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 361506B

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle has a smooth brown patina with 20% of original blue finish remaining in protected areas (strongest on the frame). Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The wood is also very good with a number of minor handling marks. The barrel shows vise marks on side of barrel beneath rear sight. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in 44 WCF

Lot 1032: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in 44 WCF

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Description: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in 44 WCFManufactured in 1913. Pinched blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight, and full length magazine tube. The upper left barrel flat has the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F" at the breech. The factory oval proof is stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech, and the upper tang has the three line Model 1892/trade mark information. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 710369

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle retains 30% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance showing some scattered light pitting. The wood is very good with initials carved on the sides of the buttstock and numerous scattered pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1033: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleThis Third Model rifle was manufactured in 1884. It has a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The breech end of the barrel is marked with the restamped caliber marking "45-60" with the two line address/patent marking ahead of the rear sight and the brass cartridge elevator is re-engraved "45-60". The dust cover rail is integrally machined on top of the receiver and the dust cover has serrated edges at the rear. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent steel buttplate with trapdoor (empty).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 45-60Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 53328

Condition Report: Fair as partially refinished/remarked (see above). Most of blue finish remains on the refinished replacement magazine, otherwise the rifle has a smooth gray patina with extensive minor pitting. The revarnished wood is good with a repaired chip on the forearm, a couple cracks along the grain, and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine

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Extraordinary Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle from the Bi-Metallic Mining Co. with Factory Letter

Lot 1034: Extraordinary Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle from the Bi-Metallic Mining Co. with Factory Letter

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Description: Extraordinary Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle from the Bi-Metallic Mining Co. with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1886 rifle with letter from the Cody Firearms Museum. The Cody letter lists the rifle features as 40/82 caliber, with octagon barrel and plain trigger and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on November 10, 1890. Also included with the rifle is a 1985-dated letter from Perry C. Yob. The Yob letter states: "This rifle was originally purchased for use in guarding silver bullion shipments from the Granite Bi-Metallic Mines near Philipsburg, Granite County, MT.". The letter further states that this rifle was stored in a cabinet at the Bi-Metallic office building and was passed to the author by his father who purchased the mine in 1944. The rifle has a blue octagon barrel, full-length magazine, loading gate and bolt. The receiver, hammer, lever, forearm cap and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished straight grain American walnut. The rifle has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with serrated edges and sliding insert. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The top of the octagon 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 "40-82 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1886-". The lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1886 patent dates behind the trigger. The serial number, "44014" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 40-82 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 44014

Condition Report: Excellent plus near new. The rifle is all original and shows minimal wear. At least 99% of the original blue and color casehardened finish remain intact. The blue finish on the barrel, magazine, bolt and loading gate shows minimal wear. The receiver, hammer, lever and forearm cap have brilliant case colors. The case colors on the buttplate are more muted but remain at least 98% intact. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original oil finish; wear is limited to some shallow marks on the underside of the forearm near the receiver that probably resulted from contact with a rifle rack. Aside from those minor marks, the rifle remains in nearly new condition. The action functions perfectly. This is a nearly new and well-documented example of a standard grade Model 1886 rifle. It would be extremely difficult to improve upon this outstanding Winchester Model 1886 rifle. This is undoubtedly the finest example of a casehardened standard Winchester Model 1886 we have ever offered at auction!

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Extraordinary Winchester Third Model 1866 Carbine

Lot 1035: Extraordinary Winchester Third Model 1866 Carbine

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Description: Extraordinary Winchester Third Model 1866 CarbineWinchester Model 1866 carbine manufactured in 1876. The carbine has the distinctive brass receiver and buttplate with blued barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished straight grain American walnut . The carbine has the Third Model, moderately curved, receiver shape and serial number located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The front sight blade is an integral part of the upper barrel band. The barrel has a dovetail mounted two-leaf fixed rear sight with "1, 3," and "5" markings. The magazine has the earlier style threaded cap. The left side of the receiver has a staple-mounted saddle ring. The upper tang is not drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door and the butt trap contains a three-piece, jointed, steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the 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. A small "S" Winchester inspection mark is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number, "142136" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the loading latch and the tang screw. A cartouche that consists of the script letters "AOS" in a banner is stamped on the underside of the stock behind the lower tang. A round monogram with the intertwined letters "AOS" is stamped on the left side of the stock near the butt-plate. The cartouche is pictured on page 65 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis who states that nearly 12,000 Model 1866 carbines in the 135,000-148,000 serial number range were sold to Argentina in 1877. Madis states that the Argentine Model 1866 carbines were stamped with the AOS marking.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 InchStock: walnutGuage: 44 rimfireFinish: blue/brassGrips: Serial Number: 142136

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine is all original and retains more than 97% of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The sides of the barrel bands have some storage wear and retain about 80% of the blue finish. The loading gate has 95% of the blue finish intact. At least 95% of the muted case-colors are present on the hammer and loading lever. The brass receiver and buttplate are in exceptional condition with untouched, unpolished patina. The receiver shows almost no handling wear and the side-plate joints are in perfect condition. The buttplate has a few, very minor, handling marks. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition. Nearly all of the original oil finish remains intact. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor storage marks. The serial number, Winchester markings on the barrel and Argentine cartouches on the stock are all crisp. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were working guns and typically saw hard, extended, use in harsh environments. Model 1866 carbines in excellent condition are scarce. Un-issued, Model 1866 carbines are almost non-existent. This is one of the very best Winchester Model 1866 carbines extant. It would be extremely difficult to find a better example of a Model 1866 carbine than this exceptional example.

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First Year Production Henry Lever Action Rifle with Original Sling

Lot 1036: First Year Production Henry Lever Action Rifle with Original Sling

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Description: First Year Production Henry Lever Action Rifle with Original SlingHenry lever action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. November 1862. The rifle has the distinctive gun metal brass receiver and crescent buttplate with 24-inch blued octagon barrel and integral magazine. The hammer and loading lever are color casehardened. The straight grain, black walnut, stock has a low-luster varnish finish. This rifle is one of the very rare Henry rifles with the sling swivel and sling hook loop mounted on the right side of the stock and barrel. Sling swivels were a special order feature on early production Henry rifles and were normally mounted on the left side of the stock and barrel. However, as a special order item, the customer could have the swivels be mounted on the right side of the stock and barrel. The rifle has the distinctive early features which include: (1) alternate rear sight dovetail on the receiver, (2) buttplate with rounded heel, (3) serial numbered buttplate and stock screws, (4) third variation, folding leaf rear sight with "1" (100 yard) marking on the base, "900" yard marking on the top of the leaf below the center notch and elevator bar with rounded ends, (5) small diameter magazine cartridge follower, (6) straight follower cut in the frame for the small cartridge follower and (7) stock with early perch belly profile and Henry Bump on the left side. The barrel has the second pattern, square back, nickel silver front sight blade. The butt trap contains an original four-piece jointed hickory cleaning rod. The rifle is fitted with a very rare Henry sling made of black saddle leather with brass buckle and iron sling hook. The serial number "1260" is stamped on: (1) the top of the barrel between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver, (2) on the lower left side of the tang beneath the stock, (3) on the inside of the upper stock tang inlet and (4) on the inside of the buttplate at the heel. The shanks of the hand-fitted fitted buttplate screws and upper and lower tang screws are stamped with the rifle serial number. All of the visible serial numbers match. The "H" inspection mark of B. Tyler Henry is stamped on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Matching assembly numbers are stamped on the inside of the barrel under the loading sleeve and on the rear face of the loading sleeve. The top of the barrel is stamped with the first pattern, short legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACTURED BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN CT." in two lines ahead of the rear sight dovetail. The legend uses Gothic (non-serifed) letters for "NEWHAVEN" and Roman (serif) letters for the remainder of the marking. The New Haven Arms Co., manufactured approximately 1,300 Henry rifles in 1862 as Oliver Winchester struggled to build a market for his advanced 15-shot repeating rifle. In 1863 and 1864 the advantages of the firepower provided by the Henry rifle became apparent and large numbers of rifles were purchased by individual Federal soldiers. Experts believe that most standard configuration Henry rifles manufactured between 1862 and 1865 were purchased by individual soldiers and saw some Civil War service. Henry rifles were especially popular with soldiers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan regiments. The rifle is accompanied by an evaluation letter by Rob Kassab of Boca Raton, Florida, that describes the rifle in detail.Manufucture: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: varnished walnutGuage: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1260

Condition Report: Very good. The barrel and magazine have a smooth gray-brown patina overall The brass receiver and buttplate have a very attractive un-polished patina. The receiver is very fine with sharp edges, tight side plate joints and minimal handling marks and scratches. The buttplate matches the receiver in finish and condition. The stock is very good with minimal wear and retains a high percentage of the original varnish. All of the markings and serial numbers are crisp. The sling is supple with no faking on the finished leather and tight stitching. This is an outstanding example of a first year, Civil War production Henry lever action rifle complete with very scarce sling on special order sling swivels and original hickory cleaning rod.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened Receiver in 38-70 Caliber

Lot 1037: Excellent Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened Receiver in 38-70 Caliber

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with Casehardened Receiver in 38-70 CaliberWinchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1894 and chambered for 38-70 W.C.F. cartridge. The rifle has the very desirable color casehardened receiver with casehardened forearm cap, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate. The round barrel, full-length magazine, bolt and loading gate have a blue finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with an oil finish. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with adjustable sliding insert. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. 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.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "38-70 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "-MODEL 1886-" is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The lower receiver tang has the 1884 and 1885 patent dates stamped behind the trigger. The serial number "99043" is stamped in script numerals between the tang screws.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch roundStock: varnished walnutGuage: 38-70 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 99043

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 95% of the blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. Finish loss is limited to traces of edge wear at the muzzle and several very minor scratches on the left side of the barrel. The blue finish on the bolt and loading gate has thinned slightly but remains more than 90% intact. The case colors on the receiver, forend cap, hammer and lever are vivid and show very little handling wear. The case colors on the buttplate have faded slightly but nearly 95% of the casehardened finish is present. The stock and forearm are excellent and retain nearly all of the polished oil finish; wear is limited to a few very minor handling marks. The markings on the barrel and receiver are sharp. The rifle is in excellent mechanical condition. This is an excellent example of a very desirable Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with casehardened receiver in the scarce .38-70 W.C.F. chambering.

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Desirable Early Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1038: Desirable Early Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Desirable Early Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring CarbineThis is a very nice example of an early Winchester Model 1866 carbine that was manufactured in 1870. These early 1866 carbines were always very popular with frontiersman and saw extensive use due to their compact nature and new rapid fire lever action mechanism. This example retains all of its original yellow-mustard colored patina finish on the receiver and both side plates, with a dark brown patina finish on the barrel and magazine tube. The top of the barrel has the two line, second pattern marking "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29 1866 OCTOBER 16. 1860." The left side of the receiver has the correct sling swivel and staple on the rear edge. This carbine has the third pattern hammer with the coarse knurling and no borders and it is fitted with the small loading lever. The barrel is fitted in the two-position, folding rear sight that is marked "1" on the lowest position and "3" and "5" on the long range portion. It has the first pattern front sight mounted on top of the barrel band and the early style threaded magazine cap. The serial number "43042" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the trigger and there is a small "B" directly behind the serial number. Has the standard walnut forend and stock with a crescent brass buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 43042

Condition Report: Fine overall with the exposed barrel and magazine having an old, aged dark brown patina finish overall with a very nice mustard-yellow patina on the receiver and side plates. The forend and stock are original with half of the factory oil finish overall, both showing minor handling marks and scratches with some heavier gouges on the left side of the buttstock which could be rub marks from where it hit the saddle while sitting in a rifle scabbard. A great example an all original, early Winchester 1866 SRC.

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Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Lot 1039: Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking

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Description: Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police MarkingManufactured in 1931. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the model, Winchester trademark, nickel steel and caliber marking, the two line address is on the right side, and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top of the receiver and barrel at the breech. The top of the barrel behind the rear sight is marked "S.F.P.D." (presumably the mark of the San Francisco, California Police Department). The upper tang has the three line Winchester trademark made in U.S.A. information and the underside of the frame has the serial number. Christy blade front and adjustable folding rear ladder sights. All blue finish and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1082323

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine retains 97% plus original blue finish with some thinning on the barrel and magazine tube, some edge wear on the receiver and overall some minor scratches and dings. The wood is very fine with a number of small dents on the forearm, and a few minor dents and scratches on the stock. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Rare Factory Documented Nickel Plated Early Production Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot 1040: Rare Factory Documented Nickel Plated Early Production Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Factory Documented Nickel Plated Early Production Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine with Factory LetterThis is a factory documented nickel plated Winchester First Model 1873 carbine which has the grooved guides for the dust cover on either side of the receiver. The dust cover has the raised thumb print. The factory letter confirms carbine configuration, 20 inch barrel and nickel finish. The carbine was received in the warehouse on August 7, 1874 and was shipped on the same day, order number 1694. The carbine has a blade front sight integral to the barrel band, two leaf rear sight, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver and full length magazine tube. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. There are no other visible markings. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate. The buttplate compartment contains a three piece cleaning rod.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 1678

Condition Report: Fair. The carbine has a smooth gray patina with overall extensive minor pitting. Traces of original nickel plating remain on the receiver. The refinished wood is good with a couple hairline cracks, a couple putty filled repairs (removed sling swivel on buttstock) and some scattered minor handling marks. The underside of the stock has a wood filled repair. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1041: Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Lever Action CarbineManufactured in 1926. Blade front and adjustable folding rear carbine sights with standard Winchester markings including the factory proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. All blue finish with smooth forearm and straight grip stock featuring a single barrel band and a carbine buttplate. The left side of the receiver has a saddle ring staple with ring.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 92BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 32 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 957987

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine retains 40% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The wood is very fine with a large shallow pressure dent on the forearm and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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

Lot 1042: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger Extra Length Barrel and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger Extra Length Barrel 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 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 and 28 inch octagon barrel are special factory features. Any special features are rare on the already rare First Model 1873 rifle. The included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, 28 inch octagon barrel and set rigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on July 31, 1876 and shipped on August 2, 1876, order number 6482.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 19158

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle has a smooth mottled brown-gray patina with traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. The wood is good with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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Antique Engraved Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1043: Antique Engraved Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Antique Engraved Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterManufactured in 1897. The Model 1894 rifle features a special order deluxe checkered wood with pistol grip stock with a shotgun buttplate. The receiver is engraved (appears factory but does not letter), with round panel of a running deer on the left side and standing deer on the right with a scallop border in the factory pattern. The panels are flanked by floral scroll and punch dot engraving with a wavy scallop line and dot border. The sides of the forend cap are engraved with a light scroll design. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address and there is light scroll engraving on the upper breech end flats with "30 W.C.F." on the top flat at the breech in a scalloped border panel. The barrel is equipped with a folding combination globe front sight and a three leaf sporting rear sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever, and mounted with a nicely figured checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and checkered hard rubber Winchester shotgun buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the takedown rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, oil finished checkered pistol grip stock, 1/2 magazine, hard rubber shotgun butt, and that it was received and shipped out of the warehouse on July 6, 1897.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 22963

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 40% blue finish with the majority of the finish lose on the receiver, which has areas of smooth gray patina. There is some minor edge wear on the barrel. The hammer and lever show strong original case colors mixed with a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is fine with a small sliver absent from the lower left front of the wrist and a small chip on the opposite. Overall there are some minor dents, dings and scratches and crisp checkering. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is excellent. One will have to draw their own conclusion on this fine Model 1894.

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

Lot 1044: Desirable Special Order Early Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Special Order Early Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Set Trigger and Factory LetterThis rifle has the distinguish of being the first Winchester Model 1873 manufactured in the year 1875. It is also a First Model 1873 with 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 verifies the rifle configuration, 24 inch octagon barrel and set trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on March 8, 1875 and shipped on March 18, 1875, order number 2743.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 2727

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle has a mottled brown-gray patina with traces of original blue finish in protected areas. Some scattered minor pitting is present. The wood is also very good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Carbine in 33 WCF

Lot 1045: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Carbine in 33 WCF

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Description: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Carbine in 33 WCFManufactured in 1902. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address on top of the barrel, the left rear is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking and "33 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the two line, two patent dates and the serial number are on the lower tang. Pinned blade front and three leaf (two folding one fixed) rear sporting sights. Saddle ring equipped receiver, with a notch on the front to accommodate a long sporting sight. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a single barrel band and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a letter from the Winchester Gun Museum. Reportedly the only factory documented Winchester Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine in 33 WCF caliber. This exact rifle is photographed on the top of page 332 of the "Winchester Book" by George Madis. The caption reads "THIS CARBINE IS CHAMBERED FOR THE 33 WCF CARTRIDGE RAREST IN THE 86 CARBINE."Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1886-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 125966

Condition Report: Very good. The metal surfaces have a mixed brown and gray patina with traces of the original blue finish, strongest in the protected areas. Overall there is some mild spotting and handling marks. The notch on the frame is non-factory. The wood is very good as revarnished showing some mild dents and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1046: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1882. This Third Model Rifle has the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver, full length magazine, blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. The ladder of the sight is stamped "1876" and is graduated 2-10. The top of the barrel is stamped "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight and "45-60" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "CAL 45-60". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876" inside floral brackets and the lower tang has the serial number. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 45-60Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 28601

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle retains 25% faded original blue finish with the balance a dark brown patina. Some minor pitting is present. The revarnished wood is very good with a number of minor handling marks with a series of gouges and a large missing surface chip on the left side of the buttstock. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1047: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1903. The rifle is equipped with a dovetail blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and full length magazine tube. The top barrel flat is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./-NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. OCT. 14. 1884-" ahead of the rear sight and "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has the three line model and patent date marking. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Mounted with a nicely figured smooth forearm and straight grip stock featuring a forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 25-20 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 242786

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 80% original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. A patch of minor pitting is present on the right side of the receiver. The hammer and lever retain 30% original case colors. The reoiled wood is also very fine with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Desirable Early Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1048: Desirable Early Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable Early Production Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1874, the second year of production. 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, raised checkered "thumbprint" finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. Equipped with a dovetailed blade front sight and an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked "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 serial number is marked on the lower tang. The rifle is correctly without caliber markings. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Full length magazine tube and 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: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 2441

Condition Report: Good. The rifle retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with a smooth brown patina on the balance. Some mild pitting is present. The wood is good with a large shallow gouge on the left side of the buttstock, a small hairline crack near the upper tang and a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1049: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleThis Winchester Model 1866 rifle was manufactured in 1886. The rifle has the Fourth Model frame profile, serial number located on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw and late, crescent steel buttplate. The rifle has a blue, 24-inch octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The brass frame has a gold plated finish. The forearm cap, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The barrel has a replacement dovetail mounted front sight with German silver blade and a buckhorn sporting rear sight. The upper receiver tang is drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "44 CAL" is stamped on the top barrel flat ahead of the receiver. The bottom of the cartridge elevator is stamped "44 CAL." in script letters. The serial number, "165184" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGuage: 44 RFFinish: gold plated/blueGrips: Serial Number: 165184

Condition Report: Very good. The gold plated finish on the receiver is period, but may not be factory work. The barrel and magazine have a silver-gray patina with scattered age discoloration, traces of light pitting and some minor scratches and dents. The brass frame is good and retains nearly 20% of the gold plated finish in protected areas. The side plate joints are tight. The frame has moderate handling wear with light dents and scratches. The forearm cap, hammer, lever and buttplate have a silver-gray patina with scattered spots of age discoloration. The stock and forearm are good with moderate handling wear. There is a small chip in the right side of the forearm at the junction with the forend cap and two small holes in the underside of the forearm. The markings on the barrel are sharp and the caliber marking on the cartridge elevator is light but legible. This is a solid representative example of a highly desirable Winchester Model 1866 rifle.

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