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Auction Description for Rock Island: Premiere Firearms Auction Day 2

Premiere Firearms Auction Day 2

by Rock Island Auction Company


899 lots with images

May 3, 2014

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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Fine Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1000: Fine Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Fine Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action RifleModel 1866 Lever-Action rifle manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1869. The rifle has the distinctive gunmetal (brass) receiver, forearm cap and buttplate with blue 24 inch full octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American black walnut. The rifle has factory special order sling swivels on the forearm cap and stock. The barrel has a large special order nickel-silver knife blade front sight blade and early Henry style folding leaf rear sight. The rear sight leaf has a rounded top with 900 yard center notch and a elevator bar stop screw. The upper tang has a single screw and is not drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The buttplate has a hinged trap door. The Third Model receiver has the serial number "36806" stamped in block numerals on the lower tang behind the trigger. A small "B" Winchester inspection mark is stamped on the lower tang behind the serial number. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN.CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The Model 1866 was the first gun manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., after its charter was granted by the State of Connecticut in May 1866. The Model 1866 established the association between the Winchester lever-action rifle and the American frontier. Equally desired by frontiersmen and Native Americans, the "Yellow Boy", more than any other firearm, deserves the title 'The Gun That Won the West'.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 36806

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains traces of the blue finish. The balance of the barrel and magazine have an attractive plum brown patina. The edges of the barrel are sharp and the Winchester legend is crisp and clear. There are scattered patches of age spotting and pitting on the right side of the barrel and magazine. Traces of the original case colors are present on the hammer and trigger; the balance of the case colors have faded to a brown patina. Traces of blue finish are present on the loading gate. The brass forearm, receiver and buttplate have a good looking, untouched, patina. The side plate joints are tight and free from pry marks. There are a few shallow dents on both sides of the receiver surrounding the loading lever screw. The stock and forearm are good overall. The bottom of the forearm has scalloped impressions that are typical saddle pommel wear. The stock has scattered, minor dents and scratches. This is a fine example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action rifle.

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Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Accessories and Factory Letter

Lot 1001: Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Accessories and Factory Letter

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Accessories and Factory LetterThird Model manufactured in 1885 with the dust rail guide integral to the receiver and dust cover with the serrated rear edges. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS.NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S -IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight and marked with the caliber designation "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "{MODEL. 1876}", the serial number is on the lower tang and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is engraved "40-60". The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed German silver blade front sight and an adjustable buckhorn rear sight. Full length magazine, blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 40/60 caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in the warehouse on October 19, 1885 and shipped to order number 1782 on October 27, 1885. The rifle is complete with a Winchester loading tool and single cavity bullet mold. The loading tool is blue and has the Winchester markings on one side and "40-60 W.C.F." on the opposite side. The single cavity bullet mold has a commercial blue finish and walnut handles with the "40-60 W.C.F." caliber designation on one handle.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 40-60 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 49547

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 60% of the original blue finish. The barrel has most of the blue finish remaining. The magazine finish has faded to a blue-gray patina. The sides of the forearm cap have moderate finish wear. Most of the blue finish is present on the top and sides of the receiver and dust cover. The blue is thin and there are several spots of light pitting on the side plates and both sides of the receiver. The blue on the upper and lower tang has aged to a brown patina. The hammer, lever and buttplate have 60% of the original case colors remaining. The markings on the barrel and receiver are sharp. The stock and forearm are good with light-moderate handling wear and traces of the original finish. The bullet mold and loading tool are good overall and retain 30% of the blue finish and scattered patches of light pitting. This is a fine example of a scarce and desirable Winchester Third Model 1876 Rifle.

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Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in 22 Short Caliber

Lot 1002: Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in 22 Short Caliber

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in 22 Short CaliberManufactured in 1892, this Third Model production features the dust cover guide rail integral to the top of the receiver and dust cover that has the serrated finger grip on the rear. Blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights with the top of the barrel marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "22 SHORT" at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by a tang mounted mid-range peep sight, the serial number is at the rear of the lower tang and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT." Full magazine tube, blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying Cody Firearms Museum Records Office letter verifies the rifle configuration, 22 caliber, round barrel, plain trigger, that the serial number was applied on May 5, 1892, it was received in the warehouse on June 30, 1893 and shipped to order number 22983 on August 21, 1893.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 22 shortFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 459679B

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 50% original blue with the balance a smooth brown patina. The receiver and side plates retain 80% plus original blue finish with areas of smooth brown patina. The hammer retains most of the bright original case colors, and the lever and buttplate have a smooth dark patina. The wood is also very fine with some minor dents and dings, mainly on the forearm. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1003: Outstanding Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Outstanding Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineManufactured in 1915, this is an exceptional example of a Winchester Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine. Contoured side frame with the saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side. The left side of the receiver is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates and the top of the receiver ring is marked with the Winchester oval proof over ".30/1903". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger with a "B" at the end of the tang. Pinned brass blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight marked "700" on the left side of the base and the ladder graduated "8" to "18". Mounted with a smooth military style forearm with grasping groove and handguard secured by a barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate and compartment containing an original pull though bore cleaner.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30-03Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 73323B

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine retains 97% original blue finish with wear on the magazine from normal cycling and some very minor flaking on the top rear and lower forward sides of receiver. There is some very minor wear on the left side of the receiver from the saddle ring. The wood is near new with only a couple light handling/storage marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. This is truly an exceptional hard to find 30-03 Winchester Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine.

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Rare Factory Inscribed Atlanta Police Department Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1004: Rare Factory Inscribed Atlanta Police Department Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Factory Inscribed Atlanta Police Department Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterManufactured in 1890, this rifle is 1 of a group of Winchester Model 1873 rifles with 44 caliber octagon barrels purchased by the Atlanta Police Department in the late 1880s. All were factory inscribed "Atlanta Police" with a large number above on the left side plate and were equipped with sling swivels. This particular rifle has the large number "120" above the inscription. This rifle is a Third Model which features the dust cover guide rail integral to the top of the receiver and dust cover has the serrated finger grip on the rear. Dovetailed blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights with the top barrel flat marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873" flanked by the decorative foliate design, the serial number is at the rear of the lower tang and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." Full magazine tube and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). There is a sling swivel mounted on the forend cap and on the stock. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, "Atlanta Police" engraved, #121, that it was received in the warehouse on February 21, 1890 and shipped to order number 9045 on February 24, 1890. Also with the rifle is a copy of the Winchester ledger listing a portion of the shipment which also lists this rifle as being number 121. Writer believes this could be a ledger error. In looking at the ledger there is no numerical sequence to which the rifles were numbered. The rifle serial numbers are in order, but the assigned Atlanta P.D. numbers are not. The ledger lists serial number 331966 as being number 120. Regardless this is a documented Atlanta Police Department shipped Model 1873 rifle. This rifle is 1 of 2 being sold in this auction that were shipped to the Atlanta Police Department on the same day to the same order number and having serial numbers 5 numbers apart.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 331965B

Condition Report: Very good. The barrel and magazine tube retain traces of original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The receiver retains 20% original blue finish concentrated on the upper rear, rear sides and protected area around the side plate. The balance has a smooth mottled brown patina. The wood is good with 30% of the varnish remaining on the stock and little on the forearm showing a few shallow gashes and gouges on the stock, and overall some minor dings and dents. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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Extremely Rare Special Order Deluxe Winchester Third Model 1873 Rifle with Swiss Buttplate

Lot 1005: Extremely Rare Special Order Deluxe Winchester Third Model 1873 Rifle with Swiss Buttplate

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Description: Extremely Rare Special Order Deluxe Winchester Third Model 1873 Rifle with Swiss ButtplateDeluxe special order Winchester Model 1873 rifle that was manufactured in 1882. This special order rifle has a number of factory special order features that include a very rare Swiss or Schuetzen buttplate, pistol grip stock, deluxe checkered fancy grain walnut stock and forearm, Winchester globe front sight, early thick base graduated peep tang sight, single set trigger and a casehardened receiver. A wooden block has been fitted in the cartridge elevator slot to enable the rifle to be loaded as a single shot. The barrel has a rear sight dovetail but there is no indication that a rear sight was ever mounted on the barrel. The Third Model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and a dust cover with serrated edges. The octagon barrel, full length magazine, dust cover, loading gate and trigger are blued. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever have a color casehardened finish with vivid case colors. The deluxe, highly figured, walnut stock and forearm have a high polish 'piano' finish with later pattern 'Style H' checkering. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The top barrel flat is roll stamped with the two line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS.NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight dovetail. The caliber designation, "38-CAL." is roll stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The serial number, "101011" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Record Office that describes the rifle features as Barrel Type: Octagon, Barrel Length: 26 inches, Trigger: Set, Checkered stock, Pistol grip, "RB" ("rifle butt, possibly rubber butt") and "Casehardened". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on October 11, 1882. Stocks with Swiss buttplates are some of the rarest features on Winchester Model 1873 rifles.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 26 InchStock: fancy walnut checkeredGauge: 38 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 101011

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is in outstanding condition and retains nearly 95% of the original blue and casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have nearly all of the blue finish intact with the exception of a small (1/2-inch) spot of surface rust that was cleaned on the top of the barrel just ahead of the caliber marking. The dust cover, bolt, loading gate and trigger retain nearly all of the blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever have more than 95% of the original casehardened finish with fiery case colors. The fancy walnut stock and forearm are excellent with minimal handling wear and retain at least 90% of the piano finish. The forearm is also excellent with minor handling marks. This is an outstanding example of an extremely rare special order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 rifle with Swiss buttplate.

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Rare Winchester Model 1876 Special Order Deluxe .50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1006: Rare Winchester Model 1876 Special Order Deluxe .50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Winchester Model 1876 Special Order Deluxe .50 Express Rifle with Factory LetterThis is a nice example of a special order Second Model Winchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with 22 inch octagon barrel, half magazine, checkered fancy grain forearm and pistol grip stock and shotgun buttplate. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight and ".50 CAL." at the breech. The dust cover is marked "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS" and the bottom of the brass cartridge carrier is marked "50-95". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876." and the serial number is on the lower tang. Nickel silver blade front sight and adjustable rear sporting sight. Second Model receiver with screw fastened dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel, dust cover and loading gate are blue, and the remaining parts are casehardened. The highly figured fancy grain walnut stock and forearm have multi point fine checkered panels and a horn pistol grip insert. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 22 inch 50 express caliber octagon barrel, plain trigger, 1/2 magazine, casehardened, checkered pistol grip stock with a shotgun buttplate and that it was received in and shipped out of the warehouse on November 9, 1880 to order number 22832. Winchester Model 1876 short rifles are scarce in any calibers and especially rare in 50-95 Express.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 22 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 50-95 ExpressFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 13074

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel retains 70% of the original blue finish with some edge wear and thinning on contact points. The dust cover retains 95% of the original blue finish. The case colors on the forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever are faded. There are some minor spots of discoloration on the top and right side of the receiver and the upper tang. Over 60% of the case colors remain on the left side plate and the side plate has some light pitting. The buttplate has a smooth silver-gray patina with some scattered discoloration. The wood is very fine with sharp checkering and only some very minor handling wear. The markings are crisp. This is a very fine original and fully documented example of a rare Winchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with special order 22 inch octagon barrel.

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Fine Documented Winchester Deluxe Special Order Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1007: Fine Documented Winchester Deluxe Special Order Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Fine Documented Winchester Deluxe Special Order Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterWinchester Model 1876 Deluxe Sporting Rifle with factory letter from the Cody Firearms Museum. The letter describes the rifle features as: "Barrel Type: Octagon, Trigger: Set, Checkered stock with pistol grip, Casehardened" and "Lid". "Lid" indicates the rifle receiver is equipped with a dust cover. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on February 8, 1879, and was returned on June 22, 1882. The rifle has the early Second Model 'thumb-print' dust cover with guide rail secured by two guide screws. The full octagon barrel and full-length magazine are blue and the dust cover and loading gate have a fire blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured fancy grain walnut with 'Style H' checkering. The pistol grip has a horn or ebony inlay. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and folding adjustable leaf rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1876" at the top of the leaf below the elevator bar stop screw. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The rifle has a factory single set trigger. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The barrel and cartridge elevator are correctly unmarked with a caliber designation (.45-70 W.C.F. was the only caliber offered in the Model 1876 rifle until 1878-79). The upper tang is roll stamped "MODEL 1876" in fancy letters. The serial number "7802" is stamped across the bottom of the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw in small numerals.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 InchStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 45-70 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 7802

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle is all original and retains 60% of the original blue finish overall. Most of the original blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The blue shows light-moderate wear with a blue-brown patina on contact points. The barrel legend is very fine. The loading gate retains most of the fire blue finish and traces of fire blue are present on the dust cover. The case colors on the forearm cap, receiver and hammer have faded to an attractive silver gray patina. The case colors of the lever and buttplate have a smooth gray-brown patina. The fancy grain stock and forearm show moderate handling wear but remain very good overall. Wear is limited to scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp and most of the high polish piano finish remains. This is a fine example of a scarce and highly desirable early production Deluxe Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Sporting Rifle.

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Rare Original Winchester Repeating Arms Company Design Drawing for A Proposed One-of-a-Kind Model 1875 Sporting Rifle

Lot 1008: Rare Original Winchester Repeating Arms Company Design Drawing for A Proposed One-of-a-Kind Model 1875 Sporting Rifle

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Description: Rare Original Winchester Repeating Arms Company Design Drawing for A Proposed One-of-a-Kind Model 1875 Sporting RifleThis is a extremely rare, "one-of-a-kind" original Winchester Repeating Arms Company design drawing, circa late 1875. This design/line drawing was for a proposed but never actually produced, rare unknown, Winchester "Model 1875 Sporting Rifle". This beautiful drawing itself measures approximately 23 1/2 x 10 inches and was drawn on a cloth/fabric type material, vs. your typical butcher block or drafting paper. The drawing is framed in a white back ground fiber board that has been mounted in a 31 1/2 x 17 1/2 inch, gold painted hardwood frame. The lower part of the frame has a 4 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch black plastic label at the bottom that reads; "ORIGINAL WINCHESTER/REPEATING ARMS COMPANY/DESIGN DRAWING OF/MODEL 1875 SPORTING RIFLE/C. LATE 1875". The rifle depicted in the line drawing, actually looks like an improved Winchester Model 1873 or a transition model from the Model 1873 to the Model 1876 rifle. It has the same outward configuration with detachable side plates, with a slightly more pronounced pistol grip with checkering on the sides with a slightly more angled cocking lever somewhat like the late Model 71. This rifle was probably superseded by the later Model 1876 rifle as it was never actually produced. A very scarce one of a kind drawing for the advanced Winchester collector.Manufacturer: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Very fine overall with the line drawing being nicely mounted that shows some dark spots and creases here and there but no rips or tears in the fabric/material that the drawing was made on. The board is also in excellent condition with no spotting or staining. The frame as note is a hardwood material that has a red primer underneath the gold paint that has been distressed to look old. A super rare one of a kind Winchester framed design drawing.

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Extraordinary Historic Early Production Henry Rifle from the Samuel Colt Collection

Lot 1009: Extraordinary Historic Early Production Henry Rifle from the Samuel Colt Collection

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Description: Extraordinary Historic Early Production Henry Rifle from the Samuel Colt CollectionThis is an exceptional early production Henry lever action rifle that was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., circa 1861. This rifle was acquired by the original Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg., Co., Museum shortly after production of Henry rifles commenced in late 1861. Samuel Colt personally started the Colt Museum in 1847 with the intention of forming a collection of firearms that showed the evolution of repeating arms. Many of the pieces in the original Colt Firearms Museum were personally acquired by Samuel Colt. The original Samuel Colt Museum along with firearms subsequently acquired by Colt Patent Firearms Mfg., Co. after Colt's death in 1862 were presented to the Museum of the Connecticut State Library in 1957. This rifle passed from the original Samuel Colt Firearms Museum collection to the Connecticut State Library and was deaccessed from the library as a duplicate firearm circa 1978 (the museum retained Iron-Frame Henry serial number 250). The rifle is accompanied by an extensive group of documents from R.L. Wilson who in 1978 served as Historical Consultant to Colt Firearms. A 1978 dated letter from Wilson contains a detailed description of this rifle and the history of the Colt museum. The letter states that this rifle, serial number 205, "joined the Colt Museum Collection circa 1860-61. It shows no signs of ever having been fired". The Wilson letter further states "Note that Colonel Colt died early in 1862, and there can be no question but that he examined #'s 205 and 250 personally.". Included with the documentation is the original inventory card from the Connecticut State Museum that identifies this rifle by serial number and inventory number. This rifle has the early production features with a blue octagon barrel and integral 15-shot magazine, distinctive brass (gun-metal) receiver and buttplate and piano-finished straight grain American walnut stock The hammer, trigger and loading lever are color casehardened. The bolt and screws are niter blue. Early features on this rifle include rear sight dove tail on the barrel and receiver, loading lever without lever latch spur, no provision for a lever latch on the lower receiver tang, buttplate with round profile heel, folding leaf rear sight with "1000" marking below the center notch, half-moon shaped, nickel silver front sight, small diameter brass follower, straight cut follower slot in the receiver and hand fitted buttplate and tang screws. The buttplate has a hinged trap door and the butt trap contains the original four-piece jointed hickory cleaning rod. The rifle is not fitted with the sling swivel and sling hook loop which were special order features on early production Henry rifles. The top of the barrel flat is roll-stamped with the first style legend: "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CT.". This first style legend is smaller and uses Roman (serif) letters with the exception of the second "NEW HAVEN" in the second line which is stamped in Gothic (block) letters. The serial number "205" is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver. Due to the pristine condition, the rifle was not disassembled to examine the serial numbers located on the stock, lower tang, buttplate and screws shanks.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 205

Condition Report: Excellent. As the Wilson description states, the rifle appears to be unfired and shows only the wear associated from 117 years of storage and occasional handling as part of a museum collection. The barrel has at least 85% of the original blue finish. The blue has faded slightly on the top of the barrel and contact points but retains the bright finish on protected areas of the barrel/magazine. The brass receiver and buttplate are exceptional with pristine patina. The side plate joints are perfect. The receiver screws are excellent. Traces of fire blue finish are visible on the screw heads, trigger spring and bolt. The rear sight has crisp markings and a functioning spring. The hand fitted tang and buttplate screws are excellent and retain nearly all of the fire blue finish. The hammer, lever, and trigger retain more than 95% of the subdued case colors. The stock remains excellent and has at least 95% of the piano finish. With limited scattered and very minor storage marks. The barrel legend and serial number are crisp. This is a stunning example of a very early production Henry rifle in unfired condition. Even more importantly, it is one of the two Henry rifles acquired by Samuel Colt for his collection and is undoubtedly a firearm personally examined by Samuel Colt himself. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the best condition Henry rifles extant with impeccable documentation to the original Colt Firearms Museum and Samuel Colt.

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Exceptional Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle with Original Factory Hang Tags

Lot 1010: Exceptional Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle with Original Factory Hang Tags

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Description: Exceptional Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle with Original Factory Hang TagsSpecial order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle with Winchester Arms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as "33 caliber, round barrel, Plain trigger, Checkered stock, Pistol grip, Full magazine, Shotgun butt, Rubber butt plate, Takedown and Oil finish". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on April 19, 1905. The rifle has a blue finish on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver, loading gate and trigger. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are deluxe, fancy grain, walnut with Winchester Style H checkering and a piano finish. The stock has a black, hard rubber, pistol grip cap embossed with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS" in relief and a black, hard rubber, checkered, shotgun buttplate with the circular Winchester logo in the center. The 24-inch round barrel has a Lyman "Winchester Express" front sight with ivory bead and a Lyman Express rear sight. The rear sight has two folding leaves; the first leaf has a flat top and white sight triangle and the second leaf has a large vee. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" in two lines between the rear sight and the receiver. "33 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver. The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are roll-stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger and the serial number, "134239" is stamped on the lower tang behind the tang screws. The rifle is complete with three Winchester hang tags. The first tag "WINCHESTER/ TAKE DOWN RIFLE" provides take down and assembly instructions, The second tag is a warning against the use of ammunition re-loaded with smokeless powder. The third, green, tag reads "ALWAYS USE/WINCHESTER/ MAKE OF/AMMUNITION." on one side and has the serial number, model, caliber weight and list price on the opposite side. The serial number, caliber, model and price for this particular rifle are filled in; the price is listed as $30.00.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 24 InchStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 134239

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 99% of the original blue finish and shows almost no handling wear. The sides of the receiver show only a few, barely visible, handling or storage marks. The bolt has almost no cycling wear. The hammer and lever have 95% of the casehardened finish. The loading gate retains 99% of the fire blue finish. The stock and forearm are in the same near new condition as the steel components. Both the stock and forearm retain 99% of the original oil finish. The checkering is strong. The highly figured, fancy grain, walnut is also near new with slight storage marks. This is an exceptional example of a special order, Deluxe, Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle in nearly new condition. It would be extremely difficult to find a better example of a Winchester Model 1886 rifle.

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Outstanding Documented Kansas City Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1011: Outstanding Documented Kansas City Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Outstanding Documented Kansas City Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThis is an outstanding example of a Third Model Winchester Model 1873 manufactured in 1909. The top barrel flat is marked "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, "32 W.C.F." is on the upper left flat at the breech and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top barrel flat and top of the receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK", the serial number is marked on the lower tang and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "32 CAL". The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a tang-mounted sight. Dovetailed nickel silver blade front and adjustable rear buckhorn sporting sights. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying Cody Firearms Museum letter verifies the rifle configuration, 32 caliber, octagon barrel, that it was received in the warehouse on December 13, 1909 and it was shipped from the warehouse on January 10, 1910 to Richards & Conover Hardware Co. in St Louis, Mo., on order number 243029. This is unique in that Winchester letters rarely, if ever, document where the rifle was shipped.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 32 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 638119B

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 98% of the bright original blue finish and shows some light scratches on the receiver and minimal handling wear. There are some light scuff marks on the dust cover rail and the blue finish on the dust cover has thinned and developed a blue-brown patina. The loading gate has 98% plus of the original niter blue finish. Most of the fire blue finish is present on the bolt. The hammer, lever and buttplate have nearly 98% of the strong original case colors. The brass cartridge elevator has a mellow untouched patina. The markings are extremely sharp. The wood is excellent with most of the original varnish remaining showing some very minor dings and handling marks. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle.

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Extraordinary Documented Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Takedown Musket One of Five Known with Factory Letter

Lot 1012: Extraordinary Documented Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Takedown Musket One of Five Known with Factory Letter

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Description: Extraordinary Documented Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Takedown Musket One of Five Known with Factory LetterThis is absolutely a stunning, flat brand new, and extremely rare "British Special Order" Winchester Model 1885 low wall, three band Musket with the rare "takedown" feature; one of the most rare features ever found on low wall rifles. This rifle is "One of Five" known, factory documented low musket ever manufactured by Winchester. These muskets, along with two others, are actually pictured on page 155 of the book, "The Winchester Single Shot Rifle" by Campbell. Although the lower picture does NOT list the serial number of the rifle, it could in fact be this same exact rifle! These rifles were supposedly manufactured by Winchester under a special order contract basis for evaluation by the British Government in WWI era; theoretically intending them to be used by the British Home Guard, probably for training purposes, just as the US Government was doing with the early Winder Muskets, they had purchased from Winchester. This beautiful rifle is in absolutely "Flat Brand New" condition and is fully documented as to its configuration by the accompanying factory letter dated June 1987. This letter verifies that 1) musket configuration, 2) with takedown feature, 3) 22 short caliber, 4) 30 inch No. 1 barrel, 5) fitted with a 44-A rear sight. The rifle was received in the warehouse on January 17, 1918 and shipped from the warehouse on January 22, 1918. The letter also states "the Winchester Archives indicates that only five arms of this type were made." The #1 barrel is marked on the left side with the two line Winchester address/patent dates, same as the U.S. contract Winder Muskets and with the caliber designation in front of the receiver. Very interestingly it is also marked under the rear sight with "-----NICKEL STEEL BARREL-----/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER". This is a very unusual factory stamping as these markings were usually reserved for center fire cartridges only, when Winchester was transitioning from black powder to smokeless powder and was not usually seen on 22 rimfire rifles. It has the standard straight grip walnut stock with the very rare, full length 25 1/2 inch "Musket Forend", that has two barrel bands and a very rare nose-cap that also functions as a barrel band, actually making this a three-band musket. It is fitted with a set of factory sling swivels mounted on the underside of the buttstock and middle band. It has the standard Winchester circled "WP" proof marks on the barrel and upper tang markings with the serial number (107633 A) stamped on the rear of the lower tang. It has an all blued finish with casehardened breechblock and lever.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1885-MusketBBL: 30 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 22 shortFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 107633

Condition Report: Excellent plus with 99% original bright Winchester factory blued finish with some very minor handling marks. The breechblock and lever also retain 99% of their deep, dark blued case colors just starting to show some fading. The wood is crisp with only a couple of minor handling marks. The markings are crisp and sharp. The action is excellent with storage grease still around the breech end of the barrel, with a mint, bright bore. As noted in the referenced book, two of these rifles were released by the factory years ago when they disposed of some of their collection and this is one of those rifles actually sold off. A truly rare "One of Five" known three band, Low Wall muskets ever manufactured!

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Scarce Nickel-Plated Receiver

Lot 1013: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Scarce Nickel-Plated Receiver

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Scarce Nickel-Plated Receiver Winchester Model 1866 carbine manufactured in 1869. The carbine has the Third Model receiver with moderate curve at the rear and serial number stamped in block numerals behind the trigger. The barrel, magazine and barrel bands are blued and the brass receiver and crescent buttplate are nickel-plated. The hammer, trigger, lever and cartridge elevator all have a nickel-plated finish. The loading gate is blued. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The barrel has the early style upper barrel band with integral front sight blade. The two-leaf, non-adjustable, rear sight is the second type with apertures marked "3" and "5". A staple mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The top 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. There are no markings on the cartridge elevator or the upper receiver tang. The serial number, "47931" is stamped in block letters on the lower tang behind the trigger.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 InchStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: Nickel/BlueGrips: Serial Number: 47931

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine retains 80% of the original nickel-plated finish on the receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and cartridge elevator. The buttplate retains 30% of the nickel-plated finish. The finish on the nickel-plated components shows moderate handling wear and has numerous, minor, nicks and scratches. There are scattered patches of pitting on the lever and trigger. The barrel, magazine and upper barrel band have a mottled silver-brown patina. There is pitting on the upper barrel band and the lower barrel band has a silver patina. The barrel markings are faint and only partially legible. The stock and forearm are in good overall condition with moderate handling wear. The bore is in good condition. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were usually working guns and carbines like this example frequently saw hard service on the frontier during the 1870s when the West was still wild. This rare, nickel-plated, Model 1866 carbine which has been used and has the look and feel of a true Old West 1866 SRC!

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiver

Lot 1014: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened ReceiverThis is a very fine example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in mid 1895. This rifle is all original and untouched it has the highly desirable and very fragile color casehardened finish on the receiver, forearm cap, hammer, lever and buttplate. It is fitted with a 26 inch full octagon barrel, full length magazine, breech bolt and loading gate, all having a deep Winchester blued finish overall. The stock and forearm are straight grain walnut with a varnish finish. The barrel is fitted with the standard sporting rear sight with the nickel-silver blade front sight. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "40-65" is stamped on the top barrel flat just in front of the receiver. The top tang is stamped with the first pattern markings of: "-MODEL 1886-", with the lower tang stamped with the two-line Winchester patent dates of: 1884/1885 behind the trigger with the script serial number, "97852" behind the lever.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 40-65 WCFFinish: blue/color case hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 97852

Condition Report: Very fine with 95% plus of the color casehardened finish overall with beautiful original blue/gold color hues on the sides of the receiver, and cocking lever with the balance having faded and turning a shiny, silvery gray patina. The barrel, magazine tube, breech bolt and trigger all have 95% original blue remaining overall with some spotting (literally) on the right front side of the barrel and upper magazine tube, where some cleaner dripped on the metal surfaces. The stock and forend both have 95% of their original varnish, both showing minor handling marks and light dings here and there with an excellent wood to metal fit. These later production Winchester rifle with any color case hardened finish remaining are very rare and one with this much finish is exceptionally rare and highly desirable. A fabulous example of an all original Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with desirable case hardened receiver in beautiful condition.

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Ultra-Rare, Exhibition Grade C.F. Ulrich Engraved and Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Musket with Bayonet

Lot 1015: Ultra-Rare, Exhibition Grade C.F. Ulrich Engraved and Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Musket with Bayonet

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Description: Ultra-Rare, Exhibition Grade C.F. Ulrich Engraved and Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Musket with BayonetThird Model Winchester 1866 Musket manufactured in 1870 and engraved and signed by Conrad F. Ulrich. The musket has the distinctive 27-inch round barrel with 24-inch magazine and long (17-inch) forearm, three barrel bands and block-mounted front sight that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet. The barrel has a dove-tail mounted, Henry style, folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch and elevator bar stop screw. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The carbine style buttplate has a sliding trapdoor. The butt trap contains a nickel-plated, four-piece, jointed steel cleaning rod. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. "C" is stamped on the top of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. The serial number "61216" is stamped in an engraved banner behind the trigger on the lower tang. The rifle and bayonet have a full nickel-plated finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a semi-gloss finish. The top sides and bottom of the receiver, cartridge elevator, upper and lower tang and buttplate heel are engraved with American style scroll work on a punch-dot background. A face is partially hidden in the scrollwork of the left side of the receiver in a style more typical of Gustave Young. Both sides of the receiver are decorated with stylish open panels and shields. The scrollwork panels are separated by elaborate engraved borders. The rifle is signed with the tiny rectangular stamp: "C.F. ULRICH" behind the trigger. Factory engraved Model 1866 Muskets are extremely rare. Ulrich signed Model 1866 Muskets are rarer still. No Ulrich signed or engraved Model 1866 Muskets are illustrated in the primary references on Winchester factory engraving "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson or "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 InchStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 61216

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% plus original nickel plated finish. Wear is limited to the muzzle from contact with the bayonet socket, and some very minor age spotting on the barrel bands, forward edge of the receiver, loading gate, bolt and edges of the buttplate. The barrel legend is sharp. The flawlessly executed engraving is extremely crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition with a few minor handling marks and retain nearly all of the original finish. The socket bayonet is in very fine overall condition with scattered flaking and discoloration on the edges of the blade and socket. This is an ultra-rare, perhaps one-of-a-kind, Winchester Model 1866 Musket that is factory engraved and signed by master engraver Conrad F. Ulrich.

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Magnificent, Factory Engraved and C.F. Ulrich Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1016: Magnificent, Factory Engraved and C.F. Ulrich Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Magnificent, Factory Engraved and C.F. Ulrich Signed, Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring CarbineWinchester Third Model 1866 carbine manufactured in 1870. The carbine has deluxe factory engraving and is signed by master engraver, Conrad F. Ulrich. The top, sides and bottom of the receiver (including the upper and lower tangs) and the buttplate heel are decorated with full grade coverage Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background with scalloped borders. There are open panels on both sides of the receiver and both side plates as well as a open scroll on the upper tang. The engraver's signature, "C.F.ULRICH" is engraved in tiny letters on the lower tang behind the serial number. The carbine has a blued barrel and magazine with nickel-plated barrel bands, receiver, hammer, lever and carbine buttplate. The stock and forearm are select American walnut with a piano finish. The upper barrel band has the early style integral front sight blade and the barrel has the early, single leaf, rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The carbine lacks the staple-mounted saddle ring found on most Model 1866 carbines. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866 OCTOBER. 16 1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "61217" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger in a hand-engraved rectangle.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inchStock: fancy walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blue/nickel-platedGrips: Serial Number: 61217

Condition Report: Very fine. The carbine is all original and retains 90% of the original nickel-plated finish. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine has faded to a smooth, plum-colored patina. The barrel legend is light but fully legible. The barrel bands, receiver and buttplate have nearly 85% of the nickel-plated finish. The nickel-plated finish has some scattered and very minor flaking on the barrel bands, receiver edges, bottom of the lever and buttplate. The flawlessly executed scroll engraving is sharp. The stock and forearm are both in very fine overall condition with minor handling and storage marks. This is a very fine example of a rare, nickel-plated, factory engraved Winchester Model 1866 carbine signed by master factory engraver, Conrad F. Ulrich.

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Exceptionally Rare Documented Abercrombie & Fitch New York Shipped, Winchester Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine in 50/110 High Velocity Cartridge

Lot 1017: Exceptionally Rare Documented Abercrombie & Fitch New York Shipped, Winchester Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine in 50/110 High Velocity Cartridge

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Description: Exceptionally Rare Documented Abercrombie & Fitch New York Shipped, Winchester Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine in 50/110 High Velocity CartridgeThis extraordinary Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Saddle Ring carbine was manufactured in May 1914 and is accompanied by a Winchester factory letter dated Oct 1994, verifying the exact configuration of this carbine. The factory letter lists this carbine as being sold through the Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York, in June 1915 and is correctly listed as being in the rare "50/110" High Velocity cartridge. This is actually a very rare model and caliber as it is a very late production carbine when they were not making or selling many of these as everyone wanted the new smokeless powder cartridges. It has the standard carbine barrel, fitted with a standard carbine post front sight with nickel-silver blade but it is fitted with a very rare carbine three leaf folding "WINCHESTER EXPRESS", rear sight. The leafs are marked "50, 1 and 2 (for 100 and 200 yards). The left side of the receiver still has the original saddle ring and stud. The top/left side of the barrel is 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". The breech end of the barrel is marked with the caliber designation "50 EX" and the top of the barrel and receiver are both stamped with the Winchester "W/P" proofmark. The upper receiver tang has the three line factory marking of "MODEL 1886/---WINCHESTER---/TRADE MARK REG. In U.S. PAT. OFF.". The lower tang is serial numbered "151985A". The barrel, magazine, barrel bands and receiver are blued; the hammer, loading lever and buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The forend and buttstock are both standard straight grain walnut. This beautiful, late production Winchester Model 1886 carbine with the one special order feature of a Winchester Express rear sight and chambered for the rare and very desirable .50 Winchester Express cartridge is extremely rare.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 50-110Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 151985A

Condition Report: Extremely fine overall with the barrel and magazine tube retaining 98% of the original blue finish. The receiver retains 65% of the original Winchester blue finish with the balance having turned a silvery patina, mixed with some brown spots from flaking. The buttplate retains 90% of its case colors and the hammer retains 65% of its case colors with some shiny rub marks on the sides. The cocking lever retains 60% of its case colors, with more color in the protected areas with a more subdued colors towards the loop. The stock and forend are both in very fine condition with 95% of the original factory oil finish with some slight wear, both showing minor handling marks and scratches. There is a small professional stock repair on the right side at the intersection of the back of the receiver and upper tang directly under the hammer. Still a very rare and very nice looking Special Order Winchester Model 1886 carbine in a highly desirable 50/110 High Velocity caliber.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in 405 Winchester

Lot 1018: Exceptional Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in 405 Winchester

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in 405 WinchesterWinchester Second Model 1895 Lever Action rifle manufactured in 1911and chambered for the very desirable .405 W.C.F. cartridge. The .405 W.C.F. was one of the most powerful cartridges ever developed for a lever-action rifle. Introduced in 1904, the powerful .405 cartridge was capable of taking most African game. Former president Theodore Roosevelt used a Winchester Model 1895 Express rifle extensively on his famous African safari and pronounced: "the Winchester .405 is, at least for me personally, the Medicine Gun for lions". The rifle has a 24 inch round barrel with Express style front sight with gold bead and Lyman two-leaf, folding Express rear sight. One leaf has a large "v" notch and the second leaf has a flat top with white triangle. A Lyman "WR-WT" receiver sight with locking lever is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The top of the receiver is matted. Winchester swivel eyes for detachable sling swivels are mounted on the underside of the stock and barrel. The rifle has a full blue finish with color case hardened hammer. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The forearm has a an ebony inlay on the tip and the stock has a shotgun style buttplate. The black hard rubber buttplate is checkered and has the Winchester logo in a circle in the center. The left side of the barrel is roll stamped "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" between the rear sight and the receiver. The barrel marking is followed by the caliber designation "405 WCF" just ahead of the receiver. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and on the top of the receiver to the left of the matting. The Winchester two-line legend and patent markings are roll stamped on the left side of the receiver beneath the rear sight. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE REG. IN U.S.PAT.OFF.". The serial number, "65874" is stamped across the lower receiver tang behind the trigger.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895BBL: 24 InchStock: walnutGauge: 405 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 65874

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 98% of the bright original blue finish overall. The sides of the magazine have only faint cycling marks indicating that the rifle has seen only limited and careful handling. The barrel and receiver marking are perfect. The stock and forearm are in the same excellent plus condition and show only very limited handling and storage wear. The is an exceptional example of the scarce and very desirable Winchester Model 1895 Express Rifle.

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Near New Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot 1019: Near New Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

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Description: Near New Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Sporting RifleThis is an extraordinary example of a special order Winchester Model 1892 rifle manufactured in 1902. The rifle has a 24 inch round barrel with special order half magazine and shotgun buttplate. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style buckhorn rear sight with serrated edges and screw adjustable center insert. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The barrel, forearm cap receiver, and bolt are blue and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a low luster varnish finish. The stock has a checkered black hard rubber shotgun style buttplate with the "Winchester Repeating Arms" logo in a circle in the center. The top of the barrel is roll stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "32 W.C.F." is roll stamped on the top of the barrel at the breech. The upper tang is roll stamped "MODEL 1892./-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT 14. 1884" and the serial number "235785" is roll stamped across the underside of the receiver.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch roundStock: varnished walnutGauge: 32 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 235785

Condition Report: Near new. The rifle retains more than 99% of the original bright blue and casehardened finish. Wear is limited to a small area of the upper tang where the blue finish has lifted. The loading gate has nearly all of the fire blue finish. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and lever are all vivid. The stock and forearm are near new with very minor handling and storage marks. The hard rubber buttplate is in the same near new condition as the other components. The markings are extremely crisp. This is an exceptional example of a special order Winchester Model 1892 rifle in nearly new condition that cannot be improved upon.

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Rare Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with Inscribed 25 Inch Barrel

Lot 1020: Rare Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with Inscribed 25 Inch Barrel

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Description: Rare Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with Inscribed 25 Inch BarrelFactory engraved Volcanic lever action carbine manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. 1859. The silver-plated brass receiver and crescent buttplate are decorated with the standard scroll and border engraving found on most factory engraved Volcanic carbines and pistols. The engraving features large open scrolls without punch-dot backgrounds. The carbine has a scarce 25-inch barrel with alternate rear sight dovetail and blue finish.. The top barrel flat is engraved "John K. Henry" ahead of the barrel dovetail in addition to the New Haven Arms legend: "NEW HAVEN CONN FEB 14 1854" stamped behind it. The serial number "2252" is stamped on the right side of the loading lever. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock is straight grain American walnut with a high polish 'piano' finish. The receiver is fitted with the standard, dovetail mounted, rear sight with elevation wheel. Although the Volcanic rifles and pistols were not a commercial success they were revolutionary firearms. The Volcanic introduced the integral spring; loaded magazine and self-cocking lever action that became the hallmark of the Henry and Winchester rifles that evolved from Volcanic design. The self-contained Volcanic .41 caliber 'rocket ball' cartridge was the among the first self-primed cartridges. Investment in the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company and subsequent ownership of the reorganized New Haven Arms Company introduced shirt maker Oliver Winchester to firearms manufacturing and eventually led to the creation of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This Volcanic Lever Action Carbine ranks among the most important American firearms designs. This carbine reportedly was formerly part of the original collection of repeating firearms assembled by Samuel Colt before his death in 1862. Samuel Colt's collection became part of the Colt Firearms Company collection which was transferred to the Connecticut State Library in 1957. More research is needed to be done on the aforementioned statement and the barrel inscription.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: VolcanicBBL: 25 InchStock: walnutGauge: 41 VolcanicFinish: blue/silver-platedGrips: Serial Number: 2252

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine is all original and shows only light to moderate storage wear. The blue finish on the barrel has faded to a very attractive plum-brown patina. Traces of the original blue finish are visible in protected areas. The edges of the barrel are sharp and the legend and inscription are crisp. The barrel has had a sight dovetail added to the barrel, although no sight is present. Small amounts of the delicate silver-plated finish remain in protected areas of the receiver. The balance of the receiver has a good looking, un-touched patina. The factory scroll and border engraving is sharp. Most of the sliver-plated finish is present on the crescent brass buttplate. The case colors on the hammer and lever have faded to a mottled brown patina. The stock is in excellent condition and retains most of the original piano finish with a very minor handling and storage marks. This is a fine example of a factory engraved New Haven Arms Co., Volcanic carbine with scarce 25-inch barrel.

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Excellent Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy Pistol

Lot 1021: Excellent Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy Pistol

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Description: Excellent Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy PistolThis is an exceptional example of a Lever Action Navy pistol with an 8 inch barrel that was manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., circa1857. The pistol has the distinctive, brass frame, octagon barrel with integral magazine and loading lever with finger hole which identify Volcanic pistols and carbines. The pistol has a brass pin front sight, and receiver mounted rear sight. The two-piece, flat based, walnut grips have a high polish piano finish. The barrel/magazine is blued and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the three line legend "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB 14. 1854". The legend identifies the pistol as a product of the Volcanic Arms Co., prior to the reorganization of the firm in April 1857 as the New Haven Arms Co., by the principal stockholder Oliver Winchester. The serial number, "1544" is stamped on the left side of the receiver butt beneath the grips. "1544" is stamped on the inside of both grips and on the right side of the loading lever. All of the visible serial numbers match. The Volcanic pistols and carbines were revolutionary firearms. The combination of an integral, spring loaded magazine, self cocking lever action and self contained, internally primed, "rocket-ball" cartridge represented a dramatic advance in firearm design. Investment in the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., introduced shirt maker Oliver Winchester to the firearms industry. Although the Volcanic carbines and pistols were not a commercial success, the basic design, when combined with a more powerful and reliable brass cartridge was the basis for the Henry rifle and the Winchester Model 1866 and 1873 rifles and carbines. Volcanic pistols and carbines are among the most historically significant 19th Century American firearms.Manufacturer: VolcanicModel: Navy ModelBBL: 8 inchStock: Gauge: 41 VolcanicFinish: blue/brassGrips: walnutSerial Number: 1544

Condition Report: Excellent. This pistol is all original and shows only very minimal storage wear. The barrel/magazine retains 90% plus of the original blue finish. Wear is limited to some scattered patches of surface oxidation and some edge wear on barrel high points. The Volcanic legend is crisp. The bore is mirror bright. The brass receiver has a perfect, untouched, patina and has never been polished. The side-plate joints are tight with no disassembly marks. The receiver is free of handling marks and scratches. The hammer retains 90% of the original subdued case colors. The two-piece walnut grips are in excellent condition and retain 95% of the original varnish finish. Wear is limited to some finish loss on the edges of the butt and a few, very minor, handling marks. This is an excellent example of a Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., Navy pistol that would be difficult to improve upon. This outstanding pistol would be a key piece in the most advanced collection of Winchester rifles or 19th Century American firearms.

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Extremely Rare First Model Winchester 1866 Flatside Carbine

Lot 1022: Extremely Rare First Model Winchester 1866 Flatside Carbine

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Description: Extremely Rare First Model Winchester 1866 Flatside CarbineThis first year production flatside carbine was manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in 1866. The carbine has the distinctive brass (gunmetal) receiver and crescent buttplate with blue 20-inch barrel and 13-shot magazine. The hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The loading gate is niter blue. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The carbine has the First Model flatside features that include: flat loading gate cover, Henry drop receiver profile with no flare (i.e. flatside) at the junction of frame and forearm, two-screw upper tang and concealed serial number located on the left side of the lower tang. The barrel has a flat, un-crowned muzzle and is roll stamped with the early first style legend "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16.1860/KING'S-PATENT-MARCH 29.1866" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The upper barrel band has an integral steel front sight and the barrel has the early two leaf carbine rear sight with "300" and "500" yard elevation markings. The magazine has the early screw-in plug. The receiver has a staple mounted saddle ring on the left side, small lever and large lever catch with flat head. The hammer has the early coarse knurling. The brass buttplate has the Henry style sharp pointed heel with hinged trap door. The serial number, "13165", is located on the left side of the lower receiver tang, in the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate at the heel. All of the visible serial numbers match. A small assembly number "188" is stamped on the left side of the lower tang in front of the serial number. A non-factory period marking: "159 H. H. BND" is punch marked on the left side of the receiver above the saddle ring (see photo). The mark is approximately 1 1/8-inch long and 1/4-inch high; the significance of the mark is unknown.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 13165

Condition Report: Very fine. The carbine is all original and retains 85% plus of the original blue finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The blue on the lower portion of the magazine is thin and there is some scattered patches of age discoloration on the top of the barrel near the Winchester legend. The barrel bands have a silver-gray patina and the upper band screw is missing. With the exception of the non-factory marking, the receiver is in near excellent condition. The receiver has a very attractive dark mustard yellow patina with perfect side plate joints. Wear is limited to a few insignificant scratches and some small spots of surface discoloration of the top of the receiver. The buttplate has the same patina as the receiver and is excellent. The hammer, trigger and lever retain 80% or more of the muted case colors. The stock and forearm are excellent with nearly all of the original finish and display only minimal storage and handling marks. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were working firearms that inevitably show age and hard service. Early production flatside carbines are scarce in any condition and are only rarely encountered with the amount of original finish found on this outstanding example. This is an extraordinary example of a first year production Model 1866 flatside carbine that would be a standout piece in the most advanced collection of Winchester firearms.

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Outstanding Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1876 .50-95 Express Rifle

Lot 1023: Outstanding Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1876 .50-95 Express Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1876 .50-95 Express RifleThis is a rare example of a Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .50-95 Express Rifle that was manufactured in 1881. This late Second Model 1876 rifle has the distinctive dust cover rail attached by two screws and sliding dust cover with serrated finger guide along the edges. The rifle has a casehardened receiver, forearm cap, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate. The barrel, dust cover and loading gate are blued. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured fancy grain walnut with Winchester "Style H' checkered panels and a piano finish. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The rifle has a 26 inch octagon barrel and half-magazine. The barrel has a Beach folding combination front sight and a buckhorn sporting style rear sight. The rifle has a special order factory single set trigger. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The top of the barrel is rollstamped with the legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED -MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER.16.1860." ahead of the rear sight. "50 CAL." is stamped on the top barrel flat at the breech. The top of the dust cover is rollstamped "WINCHESTER EXPRESS"/",50 CAL. 95 GRS." The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is stamped with the cartridge designation "50-95" in script numerals. The upper receiver tang is rollstamped with the Second Style model designation: "MODEL 1876." in fancy letters. The serial number, "23259" is stamped across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. The Winchester .50-95 Express cartridge was introduced in 1879 for use in the Winchester Model 1876 rifle. Introduced in 1876, the Winchester Centennial Model was the first Winchester rifle to chamber large powerful cartridges and the last Winchester lever action rifle to use the toggle and link action.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: fancy walnut checkeredGauge: 50-95 Winchester ExpressFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 23259

Condition Report: Extremely fine. This rifle is all original and retains 90% of the original blue and casehardened finish. The barrel has nearly all of the blue finish and shows only light wear on the barrel edges with some scattered of age discoloration along the sides of the barrel. The barrel legend and caliber marking are sharp. The blue finish on the dust cover and loading gate shows handling wear but remains 90% intact. The dust cover markings are crisp. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever retain 85% of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. Wear is limited to some age spotting on the upper right side of the receiver at the junction with the forearm. The case colors on the buttplate have silvered but remain about 85% intact. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm and very good and retain 90% of the original piano finish. The stock and forearm have scattered minor handling marks, a long scratch on left forward wrist, and the checkered panels have light handling wear. This is an outstanding example of a very scarce deluxe special order Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express rifle in exceptional original condition.

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Exceptional Like New Original Unaltered Model 1873 Winchester 3rd Model Lever Action Musket with Original Bayonet and Cleaning rod

Lot 1024: Exceptional Like New Original Unaltered Model 1873 Winchester 3rd Model Lever Action Musket with Original Bayonet and Cleaning rod

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Description: Exceptional Like New Original Unaltered Model 1873 Winchester 3rd Model Lever Action Musket with Original Bayonet and Cleaning rodThis is just a fabulous, like new and unaltered original Model 1873 Winchester, 3rd model Lever Action Musket as manufactured in late 1903. This musket was part of a lot of over 700 Model 1873 Muskets in the 560,000-571,000 serial number range that were shipped to Central America in September 1903. A number of these muskets were discovered in their original crates and were returned to the United States in un-fired condition in the 1950s. This musket has the distinctive 30 inch round barrel with full-length forearm and three barrel bands. The barrel has a block front sight that serves as a bayonet lug and a military style folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch. The Third Style frame has an integral dust cover guide and a dust cover with serrated edges. The stock has a carbine-style buttplate with sliding brass trap door. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is a fiery niter blue. The hammer, loading lever and buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm are oil-finished. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. "- MODEL. 1873-" is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices on either end of the marking. The serial number, "570055B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The musket is complete with the four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod in the butt trap and a ultra-rare all original 1873 pattern contract bayonet. The bayonet remains in its original, unaltered in the white condition and is a very scarce accessory for this rare rifle.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 30 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 570055B

Condition Report: Excellent to like new condition with 99% of the bright original blue finish overall with just a hint of blue wear on the front end of the muzzle ring and upper right side of the barrel where the bayonet might have been attached at one time. The hammer and lever both retain 98% of their original factory case colors. The stock and forend are both in excellent plus condition with all their original oil finish on the wood showing some very minor storage dents/bruises from where they came in contact with the wood dividers in the storage crates. The screws are all original and have not been damaged or removed. A super example of a exceptionally rare all original untouched, 111 year old, Model 1873 Winchester 3rd model musket.

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Outstanding Original Model 1894 Winchester Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1025: Outstanding Original Model 1894 Winchester Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Original Model 1894 Winchester Deluxe Takedown Lever Action RifleThis is a fabulous example of a very scarce late Model 1894 Winchester lever action rifle that has several deluxe, special order features. This deluxe rifle as manufactured in late 1898 and has the following desirable special order features: 1) barrel takedown feature 2) half length magazine tube, 3) pistol grip stock 4) deluxe 3X extra fancy, walnut stock and forend 5) Winchester factory checkering on both the stock and forend, 6) special order and very rare, short range "Winchester Express" rear sight with three leaves and a Winchester manufactured, short range, tang mounted folding peep rear sight. The barrel is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A." with the left rear side marked, "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER". The caliber designation ".30 W.C.F." is stamped on the breech end, just in front of the receiver ring. The serial number (146612) is marked on the underside of the receiver. The stock as note has a beautiful, extra fancy burl walnut with an original hard rubber Winchester marked grip cap and buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 24 inch roundStock: fancy walnutGauge: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 146612

Condition Report: Excellent with 97% plus of the original Winchester factory blued finish overall with some minor streaking on the sides of the receiver where the original rust blued finish was applied. The hammer retains 98% of its original color casehardened finish overall and the lever retains 80% of it original color casehardened finish with some fading n the underside of the lever. The stock and forend both have minimal handling marks and both retains 65% of the hand rubbed oil finish having faded somewhat on the side due to its age. The checkering on both components are in excellent condition with nice distinct original checkering overall, showing some minor handling marks on the sides with no alteration. A very scarce fairly early Deluxe Special Order Model 1894 Winchester Lever Action Rifle in exceptional condition.

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Stunning Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1026: Stunning Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Stunning Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring CarbineThis is an extraordinary example of a late production Fourth Model 1866 carbine that was manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in 1890. The carbine has the distinctive brass receiver with blue 20-inch barrel, 13-shot magazine and barrel bands. The hammer, lever, trigger and carbine style iron buttplate are color casehardened. The loading gate and bolt are niter blue. The stock and forearm are oil finished straight grain American walnut. The carbine has the Fourth Model features which include: receiver profile with less drop ahead of the hammer than earlier models, iron buttplate with sliding brass trapdoor and serial number stamped on the lower tang between the lever latch and tang screw. 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 barrel has a block mounted steel front sight located behind the upper barrel band and late sporting style folding leaf rear sight marked "1873" and graduated to 900 yards. The magazine has the late style screw fastened cap. The hammer has forged bordered knurling on the spur. The butt trap contains a four piece jointed steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the second style legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight and the late "44 B" caliber marking between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The serial number "168988" is stamped in script numerals on the lower receiver tang.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 168988

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The carbine retains 98% plus of the original blue finish and displays only very minimal storage marks. The brass receiver has an outstanding attractive mustard yellow appearance with visible factory polish marks and perfect side plate joints. The barrel and magazine have 98% or more of the original blue finish; wear is limited to some screwdriver marks on the magazine plug and some very minor finish loss on the sides of the barrel bands. Nearly all the niter blue finish is present on the loading gate and the bolt retains most of the blue finish. The hammer, lever and trigger retain virtually all of the muted case colors. The only finish wear is located on the heel and toe of the buttplate; the balance of the buttplate retains 90% or more of the casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are in near new condition and show almost no storage or handling marks. The barrel and receiver markings are perfect. This is a stunning, nearly new example of a late production Fourth Model Winchester 1866 carbine.

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Highly Desirable Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1027: Highly Desirable Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Highly Desirable Winchester Model 1886 50-100-450 Express Lever Action RifleThis is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 chambered in the rare 50-100-450 caliber manufactured in 1908. The top of the barrel is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. -" ahead of the rear sight and "50-100-450" at the breech. The Winchester oval proof is marked on the top barrel flat ahead of the caliber marking and on the top of the receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1886/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. The barrel is fitted with a dovetailed Winchester Express front blade sight with a silver bead and a three leaf (two folding, one fixed) Winchester Express rear sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The powerful 50-100-450 Express cartridge was introduced by Winchester for the Model 1886 rifle in 1895 but was not popular with American hunters and was discontinued in 1910. Model 1886 Express Rifles chambered for the 50-100-450 cartridge are extremely rare.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 50-100-450Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 145263A

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 90% original blue finish with edge wear and areas thinning to a smooth plum patina. The receiver retains 30% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The hammer and lever retain much of the faded case colors with a smooth mottled gray and brown patina on the balance. The buttplate has a silver gray patina with some minor oxidation. The wood is also fine with some normal usage wear and some scattered minor dings and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in the Desirable 405 WCF Caliber

Lot 1028: Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in the Desirable 405 WCF Caliber

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Description: Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in the Desirable 405 WCF CaliberManufactured in 1928. Standard nickel steel/smokeless powder marking on the left rear of the barrel followed by "405 W.C.F." at the breech, the Winchester two-line address/patent dates on the left side of the receiver, the three-line model, maker, trademark information n the upper tang and the serial number on the lower tang. Lyman front blade sight and adjustable semi-buck horn rear sight. Mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 95BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 405 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 422415

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle retains 50% original blue finish thinning on the barrel and scattered areas of smooth gray patina on the receiver and magazine. The buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood has been refurbished and remains very good with some light handling marks. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1029: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineThis is an example of a Second Model 1876 carbine that was manufactured in 1882 and features the dust cover guide rail attached to the top of the receiver by two screws. Fixed blade front sight with a folding rear carbine sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1876". The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line Winchester/King's Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "CAL/45-60" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1876." and the serial number appears on the lower tang behind the lever. There is a saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side of the receiver and it is fitted with a full walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 45-60Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 23181

Condition Report: Fair. The metal surfaces have an artificial mottled grayish brown patina with scattered minor pitting. The heavily worn revarnished wood is fair with a couple chips absent from the upper edge of the forearm and there are a few gouges that have been sanded. The barrel band and forearm are a little loose. The stock shows numerous nicks, dings and a few minor cracks. The barrel address is partially obscured by pitting, otherwise the markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1030: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action RifleThe top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line address/1894 patent date and "32-40" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1894/WINCHESTER/PAT. AUG. 21, 1894" and the serial number is on the front underside of the receiver. Dovetailed blade front and adjustable buck horn rear sights. Full length magazine tube, blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying Cody Firearms Museum Records Office sheet verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, the serial number was applied on 2-2-1903 and the rifle was shipped to order number 187279 on July 1, 1903.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894-CarbineBBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 32-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 172129

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 60% thin original blue finish with edge wear and some areas of smooth gray patina. The hammer retains most of the original faded case colors, and the lever, forend cap and buttplate have a mottled gray patina with some minor spotting on the buttplate and flashes of original case colors in protected areas. The wood is good with a hole on the belly of the stock where a sling swivel has been removed, and overall scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Unique and Rare Documented Special Order Deluxe Factory Engraved J. Ulrich Signed Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Maple Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 1031: Unique and Rare Documented Special Order Deluxe Factory Engraved J. Ulrich Signed Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Maple Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Unique and Rare Documented Special Order Deluxe Factory Engraved J. Ulrich Signed Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Maple Stock and Factory LetterThis is a very nice example of a rare Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with signed factory engraving and numerous special order features. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, 1/2 octagon barrel, plain trigger Winchester express sight, checkered pistol grip stock with cheek piece and "Made from maple party selected" and "Engraving $5 on receiver only". The rifle was received in the warehouse on December 3, 1890 and shipped to order number 21464 on December 4, 1890. The sides, top and bottom of the receiver and upper tang are factory engraved by Master Engraver John Ulrich. The engraving features delicate scrollwork and borders with distinctive interlinked rectangular motif (a similar design is on the John Ulrich engraved rifle illustrated on page 152 of "The Book of Winchester Engraving" by R.L. Wilson). The signature "J.ULRICH" is stamped in tiny letters on the lower tang behind the trigger. This rifle is mounted with a rarely encountered fancy grain XX maple stock with Style H checkering on the forearm and grip area, and a carved cheekpiece. In addition to the factory engraving and rare stock wood and configuration, the rifle has the rare combination of half round/half octagon barrel with full length magazine; part round barrels usually were fitted with short magazines. The barrel has a special order Lyman "Hunting" front sight with ivory insert and special order "Winchester Express" rear sight with three folding leaves and platinum sight lines. The top barrel flat is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. "-MODEL 1886-" is marked on the upper receiver tang bordered by an engraved single line. In addition to the "J. ULRICH" signature, the bottom of the lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and the script serial number "50121" ahead of the tang screw. The left side of the lower tang is stamped with the assembly number "333" followed by "XX" and "CM". "333" is also stamped in the upper tang inlet of the stock. All Winchester Model 1886 rifles with special order features are highly desirable. This rifle has several very rare features including signed factory engraving, maple stock and forearm with carved cheekpiece, half-round barrel and full length magazine.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch part octagonStock: mapleGauge: 45-90 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 50121

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel and magazine have 95% of the original blue finish with some thinning on the bottom of the magazine near the forearm. The bolt has nearly all of the original blue finish remaining while the loading gate has faded to a blue-gray patina. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate retain 75% of the period refinished casehardened finish. The case colors are slightly faded and the high points on the receiver, upper tang, lever and buttplate show traces of silver patina. There is some very fine and nearly undetectable handling pitting on contact points on the receiver, upper tang and lever. The delicate and flawlessly executed engraving is sharp. The stock and forearm are very good with light handling wear and finish loss on contact points. The diamonds on the checkered panels are slightly flattened and both the stock and forearm have some scattered and very minor handling marks. This is an outstanding fully documented Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 rifle with J. Ulrich signed factory engraving and an unusual number of rare and significant special order features including a maple stock.

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Magnificent Documented Deluxe Special Order Factory Presentation Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter and Factory Inscription

Lot 1032: Magnificent Documented Deluxe Special Order Factory Presentation Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter and Factory Inscription "James W Byrnes Saint Louis"

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Description: Magnificent Documented Deluxe Special Order Factory Presentation Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter and Factory Inscription "James W Byrnes Saint Louis"This is an extraordinary example of a Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as "32 Winchester Special, Octagon Barrel, Plain Trigger, Fancy Pistol Grip, Carved Style F, Lyman front and rear sights, 1/2 magazine, Takedown, Engraved $4, #9" and "Name on link "James W. Byrnes, Saint Louis". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on April 6, 1905. The rifle has a blue octagon barrel, half-magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The loading gate is niter blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish. The forearm cap, rear of the barrel, takedown collar, top and sides of the receiver and upper tang are decorated with Winchester No. 9 factory engraving. Identical engraving is illustrated in the October 1897 edition of "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" reproduced on page 219 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The decoration consists of flawlessly executed scroll border and outline engraving with game scenes surrounded by scroll and border work on either side of the receiver. The two game scenes consist of a standing and a running buck deer as illustrated in the "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" catalogue. The bottom of the lever link is factory engraved with the inscription "James W. Byrnes/Saint Louis" in script letters. The forearm and pistol grip stock feature fine checkering with relief carved oak leaves and acorns. This style of checkering is listed as Winchester Style "F" in the Cody letter and Winchester Style "D" in the illustration on page 602 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis. The stock pistol grip has a black, hard rubber cap embossed with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS" in relief. The full octagon barrel is equipped with a Lyman No. 5 combination Beach type front sight with ivory bead and a sporting rear sight with adjustable center insert. A Lyman folding combination rear sight with locking button is mounted on the receiver tang. Special order sling swivel eyes are mounted on the forearm cap and stock. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894" in two-lines ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight and the caliber designation "32 W.S." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel in an engraved panel. The serial number, "249660" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inchStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 32 Win specialFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 249660

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 98% of the original blue and casehardened finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap have nearly all of the high polish blue finish intact with minimal wear. The receiver has very little handling wear but shows a few scattered and very minor patches of flaking on the upper and lower edges of the left side, the lower tang, lever link and the top of the bolt. The loading gate retains at least 90% of the niter blue finish. The hammer, trigger and lever have vivid case colors. The case colors on the buttplate have faded to a silver/gray but remain at least 90%. The well executed engraving and detailed game scenes are extremely sharp. The highly figured fancy grain, walnut stock and forearm are excellent and retain 95% or more of the high polish piano finish. The excellent checkering and relief craving have minimal wear. Stock and forearm have limited scattered and very minor handling marks. This is a magnificent example of a Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Fancy Lever Action Takedown Rifle with factory engraving and inscription, rarely encountered relief carved and checkered style "F" stock and special order sights and sling swivels.

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Unique Unserialized Winchester Special Order Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1033: Unique Unserialized Winchester Special Order Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Unique Unserialized Winchester Special Order Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action RifleWinchester Deluxe Special Order Model 1873 rifle with casehardened receiver. The forearm and pistol grip stock are fancy grain walnut with "Style H" checkering and high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The barrel, magazine, dust cover and loading gate are blue. The forearm cap, hammer, trigger and crescent buttplate are casehardened. The rifle has the Second Model receiver with dust cover rail secured by two screws and dust cover with serrated finger guide. The receiver has the stepped top found on .22, .32 and .38 caliber Model 1873s. The rifle has a 24 inch full octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style, buckhorn, rear sight. A Lyman folding combination peep with base marked "Pat. May 6/84." is mounted on the upper receiver tang. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the 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, "38 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. "38 CAL." is roll stamped in script on the brass cartridge elevator. There is no serial number on the bottom or sides of the lower tang (Writer has no explanation for the aforementioned unusual feature except for quite possibly being a factory worker "lunch box" special). The assembly number "1600" is stamped on the inside of the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 38-40 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: NSN

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is original and retains 95% of the original blue finish overall. The loading gate and dust cover have 90% of the blue finish. The receiver has 85% plus of the original casehardened finish with vivid case colors. The case colors on the forearm cap, hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate are slightly muted but are at least 95% intact. The markings on the barrel, cartridge elevator and tang sight are crisp. The highly figured fancy grain stock and forearm are excellent. The finely checkered panels show only light-moderate handling wear. Both the stock and forearm retain at least 95% of the high polish piano finish. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling marks. This is an excellent example of a deluxe special order Second Model Winchester 1873 rifle with very desirable casehardened receiver and fancy grain pistol grip stock. This is a very rare and unique unserialized example!

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Factory Inscribed Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1034: Factory Inscribed Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Factory Inscribed Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Lever Action RifleFirst year production, special order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle. The left side of the receiver is engraved with the inscription "Charles M. Lea/Philadelphia/Pa.". Charles Matthew Lea was the son of Henry Charles Lea. Consigner's notes indicate Charles Lea operated a medical book publishing company in Philadelphia between 1885 and 1915. This rifle has a special order half-round/half-octagon barrel, half magazine, deluxe fancy grain 3X walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with Style H checkering, Winchester Express front sight with colored bead and folding combination tang sight. A standard sporting style buckhorn rear sight is mounted on the barrel. The barrel, bolt and loading gate are blue and the forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm have a high polish piano finish and the pistol grip cap has an ebony inlay. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the legend "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "40-82 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The two line 1884/1885 patent markings are located on the lower tang just behind the trigger and the serial number "5343" is stamped in script numerals behind the lower tang screw. The left side of the lower tang beneath the stock is stamped "XXX" followed by the assembly number "292".Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch half octagonStock: walnutGauge: 40-82 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 5343

Condition Report: Excellent. The barrel has nearly 95% of the original blue finish with some very minor edge wear and some thinning on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and receiver. The bolt and loading gate retain most of the bright blue finish. The case colors on the forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever are vivid and retains 75%. The casehardened finish on the bottom of the receiver, receiver bridge and bottom of the lever have faded to a smooth silver-gray patina. The case colors on the buttplate have faded to a mottled gray patina with a few spots of age discoloration. The highly figured 3x deluxe walnut stock and forearm rates excellent plus with only minor collector type handling marks. This is an outstanding example of a rare, first year production, factory inscribed, special order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Lever Action Rifle.

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Spectacular Rare Special Order Winchester Second Model 1876 50-95 Express Short Rifle with Lancaster/London Dealer Markings

Lot 1035: Spectacular Rare Special Order Winchester Second Model 1876 50-95 Express Short Rifle with Lancaster/London Dealer Markings

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Description: Spectacular Rare Special Order Winchester Second Model 1876 50-95 Express Short Rifle with Lancaster/London Dealer MarkingsRare special order, Winchester Model 1876 Short Rifle chambered for the .50-95 Express cartridge. This rifle was manufactured in 1879 and has British proof and inspection marks stamped on the barrel and receiver and British dealer marking engraved on the left side plate. The rifle has the late Second Model receiver with screw fastened dust cover guide rib and dust cover with serrated finger guides. The rifle has a blue finish with casehardened hammer, trigger and lever and straight grain American walnut stock. The 22 inch round barrel has a gold-plated Beach folding combination front sight and rare Winchester Express rear sight with one fixed and four folding leaves. The fixed leaf has a bright sight line and is graduated for 100 yards; the folding leaves are graduated for 150, 200, 300 and 400 yards. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the upper receiver tang. In addition to the special order 22 inch barrel, front, rear and tang sights, the stock has a special order, blued steel, shotgun buttplate. The rifle was originally shipped with a half magazine, but is a full magazine, which is of the period. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. ".50 CAL." is roll stamped on the top of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. British proof and inspection marks are stamped along the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. The top of the dust cover is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50. CAL. 95 GRS." in two lines. The British dealer's marking: "CHARLES LANCASTER/LONDON" is engraved in two lines on the left side-plate. A London "Crown/V" inspection mark is stamped on the upper left side of the receiver. "50-95" is stamped in script numerals on the bottom of the cartridge elevator and the serial number "14063" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 22 inchStock: walnutGauge: 50-95 ExpressFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 14063

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 90% of the high polish blue finish. The blue finish on the barrel, magazine and receiver have minor handling marks and edge wear. The buttplate has 75% of the blue finish with light-moderate edge wear. The loading gate has 70% of the fire blue finish with the balance fading to a blue-gray patina. Nearly all of the case colors are present on the hammer, lever and trigger. All of the markings on the barrel and receiver are sharp. The walnut stock and forearm retain nearly all of the original finish. Wear is limited to a few minor handling marks with several shallow bruises on the left side of the stock near the buttplate. This is a very fine example of a rare Winchester Model 1876 Short Rifle chambered for the scarce and very desirable 50-95 Express cartridge. This rifle was clearly ordered as a big game rifle for India or Africa.

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Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Extra Light-Weight Takedown Rifle with Special Order Extra Barrel

Lot 1036: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Extra Light-Weight Takedown Rifle with Special Order Extra Barrel

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Description: Rare Factory Documented Winchester Model 1886 Extra Light-Weight Takedown Rifle with Special Order Extra BarrelManufactured in 1909. This rifle is accompanied by a special order round extra lightweight 45-70 barrel with the full length magazine tube and deluxe multi-point checkered walnut forearm. The barrel is 22 inches in length with a dovetailed raised blade front sight and an adjustable rear sporting sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight, "NICKEL STEEL" on the left next to the rear sight, "45-70" at the breech and the Winchester oval proof is marked on top at the breech. The barrel presently on the rifle is 24 inches in length, round with a raised ramp dovetailed blade front sight with an ivory bead and an adjustable rear sporting sight. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address "MANUFACTURED BY THE/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.-" and "-PAT. OCT. 14. 1884. JAN. 20. 1885.-" on the left side. The two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking is on the left side of the barrel next to the rear sight. "33 W.C.F." is marked on top of the barrel at the breech, and the Winchester oval proof is marked below the caliber marking and on top of the receiver. The lower tang is marked with the 1884/1885 patent dates and the serial number. The receiver is blue, the hammer and lever casehardened. There is a tang mounted Lyman peep sight with cup disk. Mounted with a special order extra fancy multi-point checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a Winchester hard rubber grip cap and checkered shotgun buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the takedown rifle configuration, 33 caliber, round barrel, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman leaf and Lyman combination rear sight with cup disc, full magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate with an interchangeable 45/70 22 inch round barrel, full magazine, extra lightweight, fancy checkered forearm, Lyman leaf sight, nickel steel, Winchester high velocity barrel, that it was received in the warehouse on July 27, 1909 and shipped to order number 211521 on July 28, 1909.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 24/22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 145578

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle and spare barrel and magazine tube retain 90% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish. The extra barrel has 95% plus of the blue finish with some thinning and one light scratch on the top, and some takedown wear on the magazine below the band. There is some minor surface pitting on the left side of the forearm cap. The takedown collar shows more handling wear and retains 50% of the blue finish. The receiver has retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with handling wear on high points. The blue on the top of the receiver is slightly thinning slightly. The finish on the underside of the receiver has several light scratches and shows slightly more wear. The blue finish on the loading gate has faded to a silver-gray patina. The case colors on the hammer and lever have faded and show wear but remain 85%. The stock and forearm are excellent overall and retain 90% plus of the high polish piano finish. The checkering is sharp. Wear is limited to a few minor handling marks. The .45-70 barrel retains 75% of the original blue finish with some age discoloration along the top. Most of the blue finish is present on the takedown collar. There is some finish loss and light pitting on the right side of the magazine ahead of the forearm cap. The right side of the forearm cap has some finish loss and there is light pitting on the bottom. The forearm is excellent with sharp checkering and retains 90% plus of the piano finish. This is an outstanding example of a rare Winchester Model 1886 Extra Light-Weight Takedown Rifle with special order extra barrel.

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Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1037: Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action RifleEarly production, factory engraved, Henry lever-action rifle that was manufactured in December 1862. The top and sides of the receiver, the side plates, upper and lower tang and buttplate heel are decorated with the early style Henry scroll engraving which features heavy scrollwork with leaf and scroll terminals, punch-dot matting and scalloped, double line borders. The engraving was probably executed by Samuel J. Hoggson; the primary factory engraver for the New Haven Arms Company. The engraving lacks the floral designs and animal scenes that are typical of later production Henry factory engraved rifles. The rifle has the distinctive Henry 24-inch octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine and brass 'gun-metal' receiver and buttplate. The first style receiver has the alternate rear sight dove-tail and straight-cut magazine follower slot. The barrel has a nickel-silver front sight blade, folding leaf rear sight and early, small diameter magazine follower. The straight grain, American walnut stock has the first style buttplate with rounded heel. The left side of the stock and barrel are fitted with the special order sling swivel and screw-fastened sling hook loop. The buttplate has a hinged trap door and the butt trap contains the correct, first style, four-piece, jointed hickory cleaning rod. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "HENRY'S PATENT OCT.16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN. ARMS. CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." ahead of the rear sight. The first style legend correctly has a mixed Roman (serif) and Gothic (block) letters. The serial number, "1413" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number, "1413" is also stamped: on the lower left side of the receiver tang, in the upper tang inlet of the stock, on the inside of the buttplate toe, on the shank of the lower buttplate screw and on the shank of the upper rear (longer) tang screw. The screw in the buttplate heel, while hand-fitted, has a short tang and is not serial numbered. Included with the rifle, along with an assortment of photographs of this and other Henry rifles and independent research, is a letter from a previous owner of the gun, a small business owner from Custer, South Dakota, who acquired this rifle from the widow of the man who owned the business across the street from him, who reportedly procured it in Wyoming circa 1990.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 InchStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/silver-platedGrips: Serial Number: 1413

Condition Report: Very good plus. The barrel has an attractive plum brown patina with some minor edge wear. The barrel flats are smooth and the New Haven Arms Co. legend is crisp. The rear sight is very good but is the final style with a stop screw for the elevator bar at the top of the leaf and is probably a period replacement. There is some scattered light pitting on the lower edges of the magazine. The buttplate and receiver are very good with a mellow, untouched patina. The receiver has some minor dents around the edges of the ejection port and a few light scratches and handling marks. The side-plate joints are extremely tight. The engraving is deep and sharp. The buttplate heel screw is slightly undersized and is probably a period replacement. The hammer and lever have a smooth dove-gray patina. The stock is also good with moderate handling wear. There are two small chips in the stock comb along the sides of the buttplate heel. The stock has a number of shallow handling marks on the underside and along the edges of buttplate. The handling wear does not detract from the overall fine appearance of the rifle and is typical of a rifle that saw actual service. Factory engraved Henry rifles are rare. This is an attractive example of a Samuel J. Hoggson engraved rifle with the very attractive early Henry engraving.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1038: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleThis is a desirable example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Rifle that was manufactured in 1873. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.". The serial number, "124176" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the trigger. A small "F" and "S" factory inspection marks are stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the serial number. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver, forearm cap and buttplate. The barrel and magazine tube have a blue finish and the hammer and loading lever casehardened. The rifle has an octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail mounted nickel silver front sight and folding sporting leaf rear sight with 1,000 yard center notch and external retaining spring. The buttplate has a cleaning rod trap with folding door (cleaning rod not included). The stock and forend cap are fitted with factory sling swivels. The forend cap is the early brass pattern used to about serial number 135,000. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with a varnish finish.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 124176

Condition Report: Very good plus. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine has aged to an attractive plum brown patina. Metal surfaces are smooth and wear is limited to several minor nicks in the edges of the barrel. The case colors on the hammer and loading lever have faded to a silver-gray. There are a number of small dents in the sides of the lever. The forearm cap, receiver and buttplate have a dark patina with a greenish tone. The buttplate and the sides of the receiver have a some insignificant scratches and light handling marks. The side plate joints are tight and it does not appear that they have been removed from the receiver. The barrel legend and serial number are crisp. The stock and forearm are both very good with only minor handling marks. This is a highly desirable original example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Rifle with octagonal barrel.

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Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Lever Action 38-55 Rifle

Lot 1039: Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Lever Action 38-55 Rifle

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Description: Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Lever Action 38-55 RifleThe rifle has a blue barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver with casehardened hammer, trigger and lever. The forearm and pistol grip stock are nicely figured fancy grain walnut with rarely encountered "Style I" checkering. The stock has a black hard rubber grip cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co." and a black hard rubber checkered shotgun buttplate with the round Winchester logo in the center. The full octagon barrel has a special order Marbles "Tunnel" front sight with brass bead and a "M.S.A. Co." rear sight with folding leaf. A Lyman folding combination sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21, 1894" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "38-55" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number "46053" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 38-55 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 46053

Condition Report: Fine, the rifle retains 70% of the slightly faded original blue finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The finish on the forearm cap is thin. The high points on the receiver sides, top and bottom show handling wear and have a smooth gray patina. The sides of the receiver retain most of the original blue finish. The hammer, trigger and lever retain about 85% of the case colors. The stock and forearm are very good overall with light handling wear. The checkered panels are slightly worn and the stock and forearm have a number of minor handling marks primarily on the left side of the stock near the buttplate. Most of the original finish remains. The action is excellent. This is a fine example of a Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle

Lot 1040: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Short RifleThis is an example of a scarce Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle that was manufactured in 1905. The rifle has a special order 20-inch full octagon barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a standard pattern sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a Lyman folding two-leaf rear sight with white sighting triangle on the short leaf. The rear sight dove tail is located 3 3/4-inches ahead of the receiver. The rifle has the short (8 1/2-inch) forearm utilized on rifles with shorter than standard barrels. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The receiver has the Third Model integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The stock has a crescent steel buttplate with sliding brass trap door. The butt trap contains a four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap receiver, dust cover, loading gate and buttplate are blued and the hammer, trigger and lever are color case hardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. Two British Birmingham proof marks are stamped on the right barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. A small single proof mark is stamped on the lower right front edge of the receiver. A small British "Crown/CP" proof is stamped on the top of the bolt. The left barrel flat is rollstamped 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 front sight. The caliber designation "44 W.C.F." is stamped on the left barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. Oval Winchester "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script letters and numerals on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. There is also an oval "P" proof present on barrel (usually means rebarrel). The serial number, "606319B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 20 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 606319B

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains at least 95% of the original blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap and dust cover. The receiver and side plates show traces of edge wear with several very minor storage marks. The buttplate has some very minor edge wear. The loading gate retains nearly all of the fire blue finish. Close to 98% of the subdued case colors are present on the hammer, trigger and lever. The barrel legend, caliber designations, and Winchester and British proof marks are crisp. The folding leaf rear sight appears to be a period replacement. The stock and forearm are very good with a few scattered and very minor handling marks and appear to have been refinished. This is an excellent example of a rare special order Winchester Third Model 1873 Short Rifle.

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Outstanding Scarce Winchester .303 British Model 1895 Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot 1041: Outstanding Scarce Winchester .303 British Model 1895 Carbine with Factory Letter

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Description: Outstanding Scarce Winchester .303 British Model 1895 Carbine with Factory LetterThis is an example of a Saddle Ring Winchester Model 1895 carbine with letter from the Cody Firearms Museum. The letter states that Carbine serial number 32685 was chambered in .303 caliber and shipped from the Winchester warehouse on November 12, 1901. The carbine has a 22 inch round barrel, second style receiver, military style forearm with grasping groove, staple mounted saddle ring on the left side of the stock and carboline style butt plate with sliding trap door. The barrel has a Winchester Express front sight with ivory bead and a military style, folding leaf rear sight. The butt trap contains a pull through "U.S. Government Cleaner". The carbine has the Winchester commercial blue finish with case hardened hammer. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The top of the receiver is roll stamped with the caliber designation "303". The model designation: "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895-" is roll stamped in two lines on the upper receiver tang. The upper left side of the receiver is roll stamped with the Winchester elongated two line legend with five patent dates. The serial number, "32685" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver behind the trigger.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 303 BritishFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 32685

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The carbine retains more than 85% plus of the blue finish. Wear consists of some minor finish loss on the muzzle and barrel band and edge wear on receiver high points. The sides of the magazine have the characteristic functioning wear. The finish on the buttplate is thin and fading to a silver brown patina. The action is excellent. All of the markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are very fine with a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. This is a fine example of a hard to find .303 British Winchester Model 1895 Carbine.

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Rare, Deluxe New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Model Winchester 1866 Carbine

Lot 1042: Rare, Deluxe New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Model Winchester 1866 Carbine

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Description: Rare, Deluxe New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Model Winchester 1866 CarbineThis highly embellished Early Production Model 1866 Winchester carbine was manufactured in 1869. This carbine has the Third Model receiver profile and serial number, "48139" stamped in block letters on the lower tang behind the trigger. The barrel bands, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are nickel-plated and the barrel and magazine are blued. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. This carbine is decorated with very detailed, deluxe, scroll engraving on a fine matted background. The engraving covers the receiver top, sides and bottom, upper and lower tang, cartridge elevator, bottom of the lever, barrel bands, and buttplate heel. The heads of the receiver and tang screws are engraved. Standard Winchester engraving was usually limited to the receiver, buttplate and forend and additional engraving is rare. The forward portions of both sides of the receiver are engraved with distinctive, heart-shaped, motifs. A Model 1866 carbine, serial number 48311, with similar nickel-plated finish, heart-shaped motifs and extra engraving coverage is pictured and described on page 82 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis. In addition to the engraving and nickel-plating, the stock and forearm are decorated with wire inlay scrollwork. The carbine has the early style upper barrel band with integral front sight blade, non-adjustable, two-leaf rear sight with apertures marked "1", "3" and "5". A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The crescent buttplate has a hinged trap. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were generally purchased as working firearms an are rarely found with the deluxe engraving, plated finish and wire stock inlays on this carbine. A nickel-plated, deluxe engraved, Model 1866 Carbine like this example is very rare.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20-InchStock: inlaid walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blue/nickelGrips: Serial Number: 48139

Condition Report: Very fine. The carbine retains about 70% of the nickel-plated finish. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine has aged to a plum brown patina. Most of the plating is present on the receiver with some scattered flaking and finish wear on the contact points. The barrel bands and lever have nearly all of the plated finish. The hammer and saddle ring have considerable finish loss. The plated finish on the crescent buttplate has high-point wear with scattered age spotting. The niter blue on the loading gate has aged to a dark patina. The detailed scroll engraving and fine matting remains crisp. The barrel legend is sharp. The stock and forearm show moderate handling wear but remain in fine condition. This is a very rare example of a nickel-plated, deluxe New York Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Rifle with Original Box

Lot 1043: Outstanding Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Rifle with Original Box

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Description: Outstanding Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Rifle with Original BoxThis is an outstanding example of a later production Winchester Model 92 rifle that was manufactured in 1927. The upper left rear barrel flat is marked "-MODEL 92 -WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK- 25-20 W.C.F". The two-line address is on the opposite, and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top barrel flat and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/MADE IN U.S.A." and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. The barrel is fitted with a dovetailed blade front sight with a brass bead and an adjustable rear buck horn sight. Full magazine, all blue finish and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a metal forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Comes with an original box with the correct end label for rifle configuration, "ALWAYS/Use WINCHESTER Ammunition" label on the lid, and cardboard dividers.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 92BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 25-20 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 986462

Condition Report: Near new in box. The rifle retains 99% plus original blue finish with some wear on the sides of the hammer from normal cycling. The wood is near new with only light handling/storage marks. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. The box is very fine.

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Excellent Pre-War Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF Caliber

Lot 1044: Excellent Pre-War Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF Caliber

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Description: Excellent Pre-War Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF CaliberManufactured in 1928. Nickel steel marked barrel with a pinned blade front sight, folding elevator rear sight and standard markings. Smooth straight grip stock, with a full length magazine and a smooth buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 94BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 25-35 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1030913

Condition Report: Excellent, with 98% plus of the original blue finish, showing a semi circular saddle ring wear mark, some light handling marks, along with some high point wear on the edges and barrel bands. Stock is also excellent, with some light dents and white spots. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Extra Length Barrel Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Single-Set Trigger

Lot 1045: Special Order Extra Length Barrel Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Single-Set Trigger

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Description: Special Order Extra Length Barrel Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Single-Set TriggerWinchester Model 1873 rifle manufactured in 1889. The rifle has the Third Model integral dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated edges. The rifle has an extra length 28 inch special order full octagon barrel with full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with screw-adjustable center insert. The receiver has the stepped top found on 38, 32 and 22 caliber arms. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The rifle has a special order single set trigger. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The stock has a crescent buttplate with sliding brass trap door. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester blue finish. The hammer, lever and buttplate are color case-hardened. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "38 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. "38 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the brass cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped with the designation: "-MODEL 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number: "354425" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: varnished walnutGauge: 38-40 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 354425

Condition Report: Fine as partially refinished (lower tang refinished rear of lever). The balance of the rifle is original and retains 80% plus of the original blue finish overall . The high points of the barrel and receiver have light edge wear. The blue finish on the dust cover and upper tang is thin and fading toward a silver-gray patina. The case colors on the hammer, lever and buttplate have faded to a mottled silver-gray patina. The barrel and frame markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are both in very fine overall condition and most of the polished varnish finish remains. Wear is limited to a few minor handling marks. This is a very fine example of an extra length barrel Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with desirable, special order, single-set trigger.

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Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1046: Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleThis is an exceptional example of an all original, Winchester Model 1866 lever action rifle. These 1866 rifles have always been extremely popular with collectors with most having seen heavy use on the Western frontier due to their rapid fire nature and improved forearm. The Winchester Model 1866 was essentially a Henry Rifle with improvements invented/patented by Winchester's shop superintendent Nelson King. The modified magazine tube with the side loading gate in the receiver, and new walnut forearm eliminated the primary defects in the Henry rifle and created a lever action rifle associated with opening of the Western frontier. This is a late second model that was manufactured in late 1870. This rifle has the following distinguishing, second model features: 1) The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the first pattern, two-line, barrel marking of: "HENRY'S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/ KING'S PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. 2) The script serial number is stamped directly behind the trigger, that is followed by a letter "B". 3) It has the slightly more pronounced receiver drop in front of the hammer, than the first model. 4) It has the early pattern small loading lever loop. 5) The upper receiver tang has the single screw holding on the buttstock. 6) It has the rare "first" pattern, sporting leaf, folding rear sight with the narrow staff and the coil-spring and plunger found inside the base. 7) It is fitted with a rare special order, gold washed, early Beech combination folding Globe and Post front sight (which probably also included a early, tang mounted, graduated peep/target rear sight, now removed). 8) It has the early style hammer with the coarse, borderless, checkering on the spur. 9) The brass buttplate has the early style hinged trap that normally houses a three-piece steel wiping rod (not included). This excellent example is fitted with the original walnut buttstock and forend, with both fitted with factory mounted sling swivels.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 45698

Condition Report: Very fine with 85% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel and magazine tube with the edges and high spots as well as some upper areas of the barrel and magazine tube turning a light brown patina color. The cocking lever and trigger both have turned a medium brown patina color overall. The nosecap, buttplate, receiver and side plates all retain their beautiful deep mustard color, aged brass patina, never having been polished or altered. The side plates show no marks of ever having been removed from the action since leaving the factory. The stock and forend are truly amazing in that they literally show only a few minor handling marks with an old, old very minor scratch on the right side of the stock in front of the buttplate with some minor handling marks on the sides of the forearm. The wood to metal fit is exceptionally fine with only a couple of places where there is some minor shrinkage over time, remember this rifle is approximately 144 years old! The various screw heads are all in excellent condition, never having been buggered with many still showing the original blue finish on the heads. The only comment is that the top of the upper tang shows a oval light spot, that would indicated at one time, (probably originally when it was ordered) it had a factory tang sight installed. More than likely it sat there for 100 years until someone removed as I am sure it was a special order feature with the front sight of this rifle. A super example of an all original, early second pattern Winchester Model 1866 lever action rifle.

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Desirable New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1047: Desirable New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action RifleThis is a nice representative example of a late Civil War production Henry lever-action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. 1865. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver and buttplate and blue octagon barrel with correct irregular pattern integral 15-shot magazine. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock is straight grain, oil finished American walnut. The rifle has the late production features which includes: nickel silver flat back rear sight blade, large diameter brass magazine follower, beveled follower cut-out in the receiver, late buttplate with sharply point heel, second pattern receiver with no rear sight dovetail and cap head buttplate screws. The left side of the stock has a factory swivel plate for a sling swivel and the left side of the barrel is fitted with a screwfastened factory loop for a sling hook. The buttplate has a hinged brass trap. The rear sight dovetail on the barrel is fitted with a fixed buck horn style rear sight. The top barrel flat is roll stamped with the larger second style legend "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO.NEWHAVEN.CT" with all Roman (serif) letters. The serial number "9994" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight dove-tail and the receiver, the lower left side of the receiver tang, the upper stock inlet and the inside of the buttplate. The late style caphead screws on the buttplate and tang are correctly not stamped with the rifle serial number. The "H" inspection mark of B. Tyler Henry is stamped on the lower receiver tang. The Henry rifle achieved fame as the most advanced rifle available during the Civil War. Several thousand Henry rifles were purchased by individual Federal soldiers, primarily from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan who wanted the sustained fire power provided by the 15-shot Henry rifle. Following the Civil War, Henry rifles were popular on the frontier. A number of Henry rifles are known to have been used by Native American warriors against the 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of Little Bighorn. The Henry rifle is one of the most historic American firearms and a key piece in any advanced Winchester, Civil War or western firearms collection.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 HenryFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 9994

Condition Report: Very good plus. The rifle is original and is in much better than average condition for a Henry rifle. The crisp original barrel/magazine has an attractive gray-brown patina with some very fine pitting. The barrel legend and serial number are crisp. The rear sight is a period replacement (the folding leaf rear sights installed on Henry rifles were delicate and were frequently replaced with more robust fixed rear sights). The gun metal receiver and buttplate have a very attractive untouched mustard yellow patina. The side plate joints are tight with minimal edge wear. The receiver has some scattered light handling marks but no significant nicks or scratches. The buttplate is in the same condition as the receiver. The hammer and lever have a silver-gray patina with strong traces of the original case colors. The sling swivel has been removed from the stock swivel plate. The stock has scattered, minor handling marks. This is a good original example of a later production Henry rifle that would be a key piece in any collection of Winchester rifles.

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Kittredge Brass Belt Cartridge Box for 44RF Rifle Cartridges

Lot 1048: Kittredge Brass Belt Cartridge Box for 44RF Rifle Cartridges

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Description: Kittredge Brass Belt Cartridge Box for 44RF Rifle CartridgesPatented by Augustus Bennett, January 27, 1863 (reissue April 14), and produced by B. Kittredge & Co, originally as an accessory for the Frank Wesson rifles the firm was selling. The box was readily adaptable for use with the 44RF cartridge. Construction is solid brass, with "B.KITTREDGE & CO./PATENTED. JAN. 27, 1863/REISSUED APL.14, 63" stamped on the spring loaded lid, with brass belt loops and spring, and a round body.Manufacturer: NoneModel: NoneBBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number:

Condition Report: Fine with a dent on the front body. The brass has taken on an attractive color with a darker patina on back.

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Extremely Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved Whitney-Kennedy Lever Action Repeating Rifle

Lot 1049: Extremely Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved Whitney-Kennedy Lever Action Repeating Rifle

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Description: Extremely Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved Whitney-Kennedy Lever Action Repeating RifleThis is a rare example of a deluxe factory engraved Whitney-Kennedy lever action rifle that was manufactured circa 1879-1886. The rifle has the late full-loop loading lever, octagon barrel, full length magazine and crescent steel buttplate with sliding brass trap. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail mounted front sight with brass blade and sporting style rear sight. The barrel, magazine and receiver have a blue finish and the forearm cap, hammer, trigger, loading lever and buttplate are casehardened. The receiver, bolt and loading lever are decorated with meticulously executed scroll engraving on a punch dot background. The scroll work extends to the lower portion of the barrel between the rear sight and receiver, the sides of the forearm cap and the heel of the buttplate. The fancy walnut stock and forearm have checkered panels with a varnish finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend "WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY, Ct. U.S.A." in an engraved panel ahead of rear sight. "44 CAL." is stamped on the top barrel flat at the breech in a rectangle surrounded by engraved scroll work. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped "PAT'D JANY. 7-73/AP'-1, (2) MAY 13.& AUG.12-7" in two lines with engraved scroll work borders. The serial number "K-98" is stamped on the lower receiver tang beneath the loading lever (Whitney-Kennedy rifles were serial numbered with alphabetic prefixes after number 5000). According to "Lever Action Magazine Rifles" by Maxwell only 4 of these configured rifles were factory engraved and only three were in 44 caliber.Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company Model: Kennedy-RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: k98

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains over 90% of the original blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. There is light edge wear on the receiver high points and the contact points on the loading lever. The casehardened finish on the forearm cap, loading lever and buttplate has a silver patina with strong traces of the original case colors. The engraving is deep and crisp. The barrel and tang markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are very fine with minor handling and storage marks. The checkered panels on the wrist and forearm are sharp. Most of the high polish varnish finish remains. This is a very fine example of a rarely encountered deluxe factory engraved Whitney-Kennedy lever action repeating rifle.

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