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Auction Description for Rock Island: Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction Day 2

Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction Day 2 (847 Lots)

by Rock Island Auction Company


847 lots with images

December 3, 2016

Live Auction

Rock Island, IL, USA

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Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine with Special Order 18 Inch Barrel This is an excellent example of an Winchester Model 1873 saddle ring carbine in the favorite "44-40 WCF" caliber. This carbine was manufactured in 1886 and it features blued finish with the color case hardened hammer, buttplate and loading lever. This model of Winchester carbine has always been favorite of Winchester collectors especially in this high end condition in this caliber as they all truly saw heavy use on the western frontier. This example has the correct third model receiver with the integral machined dust cover rail on top of the receiver its original smooth sliding dust cover. It has the stepped down radius on the front edge of the receiver only found on short barrel 44-40 caliber carbines. The upper tang has the third pattern markings of: "WINCHESTER 1873" flanked by the decorative foliate on each end and it is correctly Winchester factory drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The receiver is fitted with an 18 inch carbine length barrel with the two line Winchester factory barrel markings on top with the "Kings Improvement Patented along with the 1860 patent dates. The breech end of the barrel is factory engraved, "44 CAL" and it has the fixed carbine front sight with the second pattern folding carbine rear sight that is graduated "2-9" (200-900 yards). The left side of the receiver has the factory installed staple and saddle ring. The underside of the brass cartridge lifter is correctly engraved "44 CAL. "The rear underside of the lower tang is engraved with the third pattern serial number style with serial number "199563A" centered in the middle of the tang. It is fitted with its original carbine style walnut stock and forend. The buttstock is fitted with the correct color case hardened buttplate with the sliding brass trap door, intended for the cleaning rod (which is not included with this carbine). The forend is held on by a single barrel band. No factory letter was made available to describer, but appears correct. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 18 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 199563A Class: Antique Condition: Excellent with 95% plus of the original factory blued metal finish with blue loss on the barrel bands, hint of brown spotting on the right side of the receiver with thinning on the top left edge of the dust cover. The left rear side of the receiver shows some minor blue wear where the saddle ring rattled around on the side. The hammer and cocking lever retain 90% of their casehardened colors while the buttplate retains 70% plus mixed with some minor light spotting from storage. The forend and buttstock are both in excellent condition with a beautiful dark brown matching oil finish with the buttstock showing some very minor light nicks or scratches on the sides from general handling and storage. The forend also shows just some minor handing marks on the sides in a couple places. Mechanically excellent.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet Third Model manufactured in 1903. The musket has the distinctive 30 inch barrel with a full length forearm, three barrel bands, block front sight base that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet, military style folding leaf rear sight, and carbine buttplate. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and the butt trap contains a five-piece steel cleaning rod. The top of the barrel 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 "44 W.C.F" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" in fancy letters and flanked by foliate, the serial number is on the lower tang and "44 CAL." is marked on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with buttstock compartment containing a 5 piece cleaning rod. This musket is one of approximately 700 Model 1873 Muskets shipped from Winchester to Nicaragua in September 1903. Some of these muskets were apparently never uncrated. During the 1950s a few of these Model 1873 Muskets were discovered in the original crates in un-issued condition and were returned to the United States for resale. Accompanied by an 18 1/2 inch bright triangular socket bayonet. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 39 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 570131B Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The musket retains 98% bright original blue finish with some wear on the muzzle end of the barrel from the bayonet, some edge wear on the left side receiver plate and some edge wear, minor scratches and flaking on the right side of the receiver. 99% original bright case colors remain on the lever, hammer and buttplate. The wood is very fine with some minor pressure dents, dings and scratches. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. The bayonet is very fine remaining bright for the most part with some minor discoloration and some minor oxidation.

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Winchester - 1876

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This is a unique example of a Second Model 1876 that was manufactured in 1878. This deluxe sporting rifle features a special order full 26 inch part octagon barrel, 1/2 magazine tube, and deluxe XX checkered wood with a shotgun butt. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/King's Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "CAL. 45-60" at the breech. The left side of the lower tang is marked "XX 839" indicating the special order and the grade of the wood. The number is repeated on the stock in the upper tang slot, "P 839". The upper tang has "MODEL 1876," and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. The barrel and magazine tube are blue, with casehardened remaining parts, German silver dovetailed blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight graduated to "10" and marked "1876", and mounted with checkered deluxe walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with an iron shotgun buttplate. The accompanying factory letter states that this rifle was received in the warehouse on August 23, 1879, with an octagon barrel and plain trigger, and that it was changed to 45/60 caliber, 26 inch barrel, 1/2 magazine, casehardened, checkered stock and shotgun butt. It was shipped to order number 19453 with one other firearm on March 17, 1880. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-60 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 5671 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine as factory upgraded/refurbished. The barrel retains 80% factory blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear and some thinning. The receiver retains 25% case colors with a smooth silver gray patina on the balance. A similar amount of the fading case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The re-oiled wood is very good with a hairline crack visible on right rear wrist, some scattered minor dents and dings and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action Shotgun

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action Shotgun Manufactured in 1916. Single bead sight, choked full and 2 7/8 inch chamber. The left side of the barrel has the two-line address/patent dates followed by "MODEL 01. 10 GA". The left side of the frame has the ''WRA CO." logo, and the upper tang is marked "REG.IN U.S. PAT. OFF/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK-". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 7/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 13 inches. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1901 BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 10 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 78146 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent with 97% plus original blue finish, light handling marks, mild cycling marks on the back of the hammer, and clear markings. The wood is very fine with light handling marks and some small marks near the pistol grip endcap. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare and Desirable Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Lever Action

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Description: Rare and Desirable Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle Manufactured in 1916 this is a deluxe version of the Winchester Model 1894 lever action rifle with a round barrel equipped with a Lyman beaded blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and full length magazine. The barrel has the two-line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight followed by the two-line nickel steel marking and "30 W.C.F." The Winchester factory oval proof is present on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/trademark information. Mounted with a highly figured checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock fitted with an iron forend cap, factory hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 840820 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 60% original blue finish with a spotted, smooth brown patina on the balance. There are a few patches of mild pitting. The wood is fine with a nick on the top forward comb, a series of scratches on the forearm (right side) and a number of minor scratches and pressure dents overall. There are a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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Very Fine Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy Pistol

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Description: Very Fine Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy Pistol This is a very fine example of a lever action Navy pistol with eight-inch barrel manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1856. The pistol has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral ten-shot magazine and swiveling magazine collar. The barrel has a nickel silver cone front sight. The brass (gunmetal) frame has a dovetail mounted fixed rear sight with simple notch. The ejection port on the top of the frame has a square cut on the front and semi-circular cutout on the rear. The loading lever has a round finger hole, and the hammer has coarse knurling on the spur. The two-piece walnut grips have a high polish piano finish. The barrel has a blue finish, and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB 14. 1854" in four lines. The serial number "2532" is stamped: (1) on the right side of the back strap beneath the grip, (2) on the right side of the loading lever, and (3) on the inside of both walnut grips. All of the visible serial numbers match. The barrel markings indicate that this pistol was manufactured after the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. was organized in April 1856, but before Oliver Winchester acquired control of the company in April 1857 and reorganized it as the New Haven Arms Co. Total production of Navy pistols with 8 inch barrels by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. is estimated to be approximately 1,500 pistols. The lever action pistols and carbines manufactured by Smith & Wesson, Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and New Haven Arms Co. are historically important firearms. Volcanic firearms were the first repeating pistols and carbines to utilize a self-contained primed cartridge, spring loaded magazine, and repeating lever action mechanism. Although Volcanic firearms were not commercially successful, development of the basic design and introduction of improved cartridges paved the way for the successful Henry rifle and Winchester Model 1866 and 1873 rifles. In addition, shirt maker Oliver Winchester's investment in the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. introduced him to firearms manufacturing and ultimately led to his establishment of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Manufacturer: Volcanic Model: Navy Model BBL: 8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 Volcanic Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 2532 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 75%-80% plus of the original blue finish overall. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and integral magazine. There are several shallow marks on the top of the magazine collar behind the front sight and along the barrel edges. Contact points on the barrel and magazine have developed a nice plum brown patina. The barrel legend is crisp. The case colors on the hammer and finger lever have aged to a mottled plum brown patina. The frame has a mellow attractive patina. There are some shallow handling marks lightly visible in the edges of the side plates along the top of the frame and a few scattered dents on the left side plate surrounding the finger lever screw. The piano finished walnut grips remain in excellent condition and have 95% plus of the original high polish varnish finish. Wear is limited to shallow handling and storage marks with some edge wear along the bottom of the grip. This is an exceptional original example of a Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Navy pistol with eight inch barrel.

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Winchester - 1887

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Description: Exceptional and Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun with Factory Letter Damascus barrel absent of any markings with a single brass bead sight, 2 3/4 inch chamber and improved cylinder choke. The left side of the receiver has the "WRACo" monogram. The four-line address/patent dates marking is on the lower tang. The barrel is brown Damascus, the magazine tube is blue, and the remaining metal surfaces are casehardened. Extra fancy diamond checkered walnut forearm and multi-point checkered round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the gauge, "Good Damascus" 30 inch barrel, fancy checkered stock, that it was received in the warehouse on May 16, 1892, and shipped on May 18, 1892. Length of pull is 13 inches. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1887 BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 12 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 36588 Class: Antique Condition: Exceptionally fine. The barrel retains 90% of the original brown finish with all of the Damascus pattern visible. The magazine tube retains 60% original blue finish with some thinning to a smooth gray from normal handling. The receiver retains 75% bright original case colors with a smooth silver gray on the balance. Most of the bright original case colors remain on the sides of the lever with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The wood is also excellent with nearly all of the original varnish remaining and shows some minor dents and dings. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle Manufactured in 1883. The barrel has a front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn rear sight with serrated edges. The receiver has the Third Model integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor containing the four-piece cleaning rod. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/patent information ahead of the rear sight. The upper receiver tang is marked"- MODEL. 1873.-."There are no caliber markings on the barrel or cartridge elevator. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is a fiery niter blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: varnished walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 109616A Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% original blue finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap retain nearly all of the blue finish; wear is limited to some extensive very minor scratches along the bottom of the magazine and forearm cap and several very small spots of pitting along the right side of the barrel. The receiver has close to 95% original finish with a few light storage scratches and several small spots of age discoloration or shallow pitting. Nearly all of the commercial blue finish is present on the dust cover. The loading gate has nearly all of the fire blue finish. The buttplate retains nearly all of the original case colors with some patches of darker age discoloration. The wood is excellent and retains nearly all of the original finish with minimal handling wear. There is a 1/2-inch dent and several smaller scratches on the lower right side of the stock. The dent shows traces of an old repair and is hard to spot without close examination. This is an excellent example of a classic "Gun that Won the West" Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action rifle.

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Winchester - 1873

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Description: Documented Special Order John Ulrich Signed, Relief Engraved, and Monogrammed Winchester Deluxe First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This special order, factory engraved Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle was manufactured in 1876. This rifle has the first model receiver with grooved dust cover guides and dust cover with checkered oval finger grip. The early style loading lever latch has visible threads. The barrel has a rare dovetail mounted Freund front sight with Freund marked base and special Freund folding leaf rear sight with 1,000 yard leaf marked "1876" and Freund markings on the sight base. The rifle has a special order half magazine, single set trigger and checkered steel shotgun buttplate. The top barrel flat 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. The serial number, "23660", is engraved on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The barrel is correctly not marked with a caliber designation. The bottom of the cartridge elevator is covered with engraving, and the upper tang is fully covered with engraved scrollwork and flowing ribbon. The barrel, trigger and loading gate are blued, and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The magazine tip, forearm cap, receiver, dust cover, cartridge elevator and shotgun buttplate are silver plated. The stock and forearm are deluxe, fancy grade, high figured walnut with a high polish piano finish. The stock wrist and forearm are checkered. The forearm cap, receiver, dust cover, cartridge elevator and buttplate heel are profusely relief engraved with six panel scenes surrounded by dense scrollwork on a punch dot and lined background. A round panel on the right front of the receiver is relief engraved with a crest, a ribbon with a motto, a monogram and the date "NOV.1. 1876". The lower tang is signed "J.ULRICH" in tiny letters. The rifle is accompanied by a factory letter that describes it as: "Type: Rifle, Barrel Type: Octagon, Barrel Length: 26 inches, Trigger: Set, Engraved and gold and Shot gun stock. The rifle retains most of the silver under-layment. The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on November 14, 1876. The engraving on this rifle is illustrated and described on page 149 of "Winchester Engraving" by R.L. Wilson. Wilson's description states that this rifle was made for Julius B. Sheldon who was active in manufacturing in the New Haven, Connecticut, area. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: checkered walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: silver plated/blue Grips: Serial Number: 23360 Class: Antique Condition: Exceptionally fine. The barrel retains nearly 90% of the original blue finish with sharp factory legend. Most of the fire blue finish is present on the loading gate and trigger. The forearm cap, magazine tip, receiver, dust cover and cartridge elevator have 90% or more of the silver plated finish underlayment with traces of gold visible on the tang and interior. The shotgun buttplate has about 80% of the silver plated finish. The hammer and lever show strong case colors. The highly detailed game scenes, monogram and dense scrollwork are extremely sharp. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm retain 90% or more of the high polish piano finish with light-moderate handling wear. The checkered panels are sharp. This is a superb example of of the extraordinary level of craftsmanship available on 19th century Winchester rifles.

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Winchester - 1892

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Description: Outstanding Documented Antique Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Rare Original Winchester Crate This Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Fancy Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1896 an subsequently returned to Winchester by the owner, for some attentive "detailing". The rifle includes a copy of a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes the rifle features as "25/20 caliber" with octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and shotgun butt. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 8, 1896, and was returned for repair on April 22, 1912. The rifle has a full blue finish with deluxe, highly figured, fancy grain walnut forearm and pistol grip stock. The stock and forearm have Winchester "Style H" checkering and a high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has a black hard rubber grip cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel has a Lyman Winchester Express front sight with white bead and a sporting style rear sight with sliding insert. The left side of the barrel is die-stamped "-MODEL 1892-WINCHESTER-25-20W.C.F.-/-TRADE MARK-" in two lines below the rear sight. The right side of the barrel is die-stamped "MADE IN U.S.A.WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./-NEW HAVEN CONN.-" below the rear sight. Oval Winchester "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The upper receiver tang is stamped with the first style marking "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT. 14 1884". The serial number "56827" is stamped in large numerals across the bottom of the receiver. The rifle is complete with the original wooden crate that was apparently used to ship it from Winchester in 1912. The upper left corner of the crate is stenciled "FROM/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS/NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A." "C.O.D." is boldly stenciled in black ink near the center of the crate and an illegible "NY" shipping address is written in grease pencil near the muzzle end of the crate. The remains of an old shipping label are visible near the center of the crate. The crate lid is fastened with brass hinges. The interior contains two wooden blocks and two pieces of scrap cloth padding. Winchester shipping containers from the pre-WWI period are almost non-existent. This is only the second Winchester rifle from this period with an original factory crate ever offered for sale by Rock Island Auction Company. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 56827 Class: Antique Condition: Extremely fine as factory refurbished. The rifle retains 99% of the bright original factory blue finish and shows only very light handling and storage wear. The blue finish on the serrated steel buttplate has faded to a brown patina, and the finish on the upper tang and lower receiver has thinned slightly from handling. The exceptional deluxe grain walnut stock and forearm have nearly all of the high polish piano finish, and the checkering is sharp. Wear is limited to a few minor storage marks. The crate shows the wear expected of a 101-year old wooden box, but the Winchester return address remains legible. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Sporting Rifle with the original Winchester shipping crate. This is possibly one-of-a-kind example of an extremely rare deluxe Winchester Model 1892 Rifle.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Outstanding Late Production Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Lever Action Rifle in the Desirable 45-70 Caliber This is a very late production example of a scarce special order rifle, lightweight, takedown rifle manufactured in 1922. This example has the fast taper, 22 inch barrel with a beaded blade front sight and the sporting, elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel has late pattern Winchester style markings with the two-line address/patent dates on the left side of the barrel over the forend cap/barrel band with "MADE IN U.S.A." just in front of the rear sight followed by the two-line nickel steel marking and "45-70" at the breech end. The top of the barrel and receiver are both stamped with the "WP" Winchester proofmark inside an overall. The upper tang has the late pattern, three-line model/trademark information, and the lower tang has the serial number "159653A". The takedown lever has the 1893 patent date. It has the early style Winchester blue finish on all the metal parts and a high gloss varnish on the buttstock and forend. The shotgun style stock is fitted with a black plastic impress checkered buttplate with the Winchester logo in the middle. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 159653A Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent with 98% plus of the original blued finish overall with only minor edge and high spot wear with a small scratch on the left side of the receiver. The stock and forend both retain 97% of their factory varnish showing some very minor flaking on the left side of the grip area below the upper tang with some minor light scratches on the left side of the butt with a very small/minor chip/pressure dents at the toe area. The right rear side of the forend also shows a slightly heavier scratch towards the rear of the forend. The buttplate also shows a very minor chip on the upper left side. The rifle looks unfired with only very minor handling marks as noted above.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Exceptional Late Production Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Lever Action Rifle in the Desirable 45-70 Caliber This is a very late production example of a scarce special order rifle, lightweight, takedown rifle as manufactured in 1922. This example has the fast taper, 22 inch barrel with a beaded blade front sight and the sporting, elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel has late pattern Winchester style markings with the two-line address/patent dates on the left side of the barrel over the forend cap/barrel band with "MADE IN U.S.A." just in front of the rear sight followed by the two-line nickel steel marking and "45-70" at the breech end. The top of the barrel and receiver are both stamped with the "WP" Winchester proofmark inside an overall. The upper tang has the late pattern, three-line model/trademark information, and the lower tang has the serial number "159665A". The takedown lever has the 1893 patent date. It has the early style Winchester blue finish on all the metal parts with a high gloss varnish on the buttstock and forend. The shotgun style stock is fitted with a black plastic impress checkered buttplate with the Winchester logo in the middle. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 159665A Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent with 98% plus of the original blued finish overall with only minor edge wear on the very right upper edge of the receiver. It actually looks like a rub spot from being in storage. The left side of the takedown collar has a small vise imprint mark. The stock and forend both retain most of their original factory varnish overall with a very small/minor chip on the underside at the toe area. The right left rear side of the buttstock has four small pin holes with some very minor scratches around the holes, probably where there was once a small medallion on the stock. The right rear side of the forend also shows a small slight scratch towards the rear of the forend.

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Winchester - 1866

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Description: Attractive Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Period Retailer Marking This Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1868. The rifle has the Second Model receiver with single upper tang screw and flare at the junction with the forearm. The rifle has the distinctive brass (gunmetal) receiver, forearm cap with single retaining screw and crescent buttplate. The brass components are gold plated. The barrel and full length magazine are blued and the hammer, lever and trigger are color casehardened. The loading gate has a niter blue finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a high polish piano finish. The 24-inch full octagon barrel has a unique non-factory, dovetail mounted, buckhorn style front sight and factory early pattern folding leaf rear sight. The rear sight has an elevator bar stoop screw at the top of the leaf and 900 yard center notch. The hammer spur has border-less hand knurling. The buttplate has a hinged trapdoor with steel retaining pin. Special order factory sling swivels are mounted on the forearm cap and stock. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with early Winchester legend: "HENRY'S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/KING'S PATENT-Mach 29. 1866." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "21202" is stamped in block numerals on the lower tang behind the trigger. The French manufacturer/retail mark, "JB RIVOLIER St ETIENNE" is on the top of the barrel in gold inlaid letters. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: varnished walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue/gold Grips: Serial Number: 21202 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The barrel and magazine remain 95% intact and were period retailer reblued at the same time the gold inlaid markings were applied. The barrel edges are sharp, and the factory legend and gold inlaid markings are all crisp. The loading gate retains 40% of the original niter blue finish. The hammer, trigger and lever have traced of the faded case colors. The sling swivels have a brown patina. Small amounts of the delicate gold plated finish remain on protected areas of the forearm cap, receiver and buttplate. The brass components remain in very fine condition with minimal handling wear. The receiver side plate joints are excellent. The walnut stock and forearm remain in very fine condition and retain more than 90% of the high polish piano finish. Wear is limited to scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester - 1892-Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Manufactured in 1895, this 1892 rifle is a scarce early production 25-20 WCF chambered variant in exceptional condition. Dovetailed German silver blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. Three line model/maker/1884 patent date marking on the upper tang, and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Full length magazine tube, blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in the warehouse on March 12, 1898, and shipped to order number 6619 with 9 other arms on April 1, 1898. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892-Rifle BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 89571 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% plus of the bright original blue finish with some mild edge wear and a few minor scratches and some minor flaking on the receiver. Almost all of the bright vivid original case colors remains on the lever while most remain on the hammer. The wood is also excellent with some scattered minor dings and dents. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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First Model Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable and Very Fine First Model Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle This example was manufactured in 1876 with the First Model's distinctive dust cover with checkered oval thumb rest fitted in guide grooves on the top of the frame. Later models had a center rail and transitioned to a dust cover with serrations at the end. It features German silver blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights. The barrel is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates marking on the top. The upper tang is stamped "MODEL 1873" while the lower tang has the serial number; both are in script. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." The barrel, full length magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover are blue. The loading gate has a nitre blue finish. The hammer, trigger and buttplate are color casehardened. It is fitted with a full length magazine, smooth forearm with cap and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 21506 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 60% bright original blue finish on the receiver with the balance a smooth brown patina. The loading gate retains 40% original niter blue. The hammer, buttplate and lever retain 60% original case colors. The barrel and magazine tube retains 95% plus of a professionally restored blue with the barrel address having been recent. The revarnished wood is also fine with a couple very small chips missing near the upper tang and some scattered minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester - 1873

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Description: Exceptional, Documented, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Second Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This extraordinary Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle was manufactured in 1879. This rifle has the Second Model receiver with screw-fastened central dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated finger grips. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes it as: "Type: Rifle, Barrel Type: Octagon, Barrel Length: 28 Inches, Trigger: Set, Pistol grip stock, Sights: Vernier and Wind gauge" and "Casehardened". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on December 27, 1879. The receiver has the very desirable color casehardened finish on the receiver, forearm cap, crescent buttplate, hammer and lever. The special order 28-inch barrel, full length magazine, dust cover, loading gate cover and trigger have a blue finish. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grade walnut with a high polish piano finish. The stock and forearm have fine factory checkering. The bottom of the pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The barrel is fitted with a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style rear sight with knurled edges. A folding combination rear sight with heavy base and fine knurling on the post is mounted on the upper tang. The receiver has a factory single set trigger. The buttplate has a sliding brass door. and the butt trap contains a five-piece steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16.1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The barrel and bottom of the cartridge elevator are correctly not marked with the caliber designation. The serial number "40700" is stamped in small script numerals between the tang screw and the lever latch. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 28 Inch octagon Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 40700 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 98% of the original blue and vivid color casehardened finish. The barrel has perfect markings. The loading gate, dust cover and trigger have nearly all of the high polish blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate have vivid case colors. The only visible wear is some silvering on the buttplate heel and toe. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm remain in excellent condition with 98% of the high polish piano finish and sharp checkering. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor storage marks. The wind gauge front sight and Vernier rear sight were apparently replaced with a Winchester sporting style front sight and Lyman folding combination tang sight; both of these sights are correct on a Second Model 1873 rifle. This is an exceptional example of a Deluxe Special Order Second Model Winchester 1873 rifle that would be extremely hard to improve upon. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Incredibly Rare, Absolutely Magnificent Documented, Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle with Extra Long 32-Inch Barrel and Factory Letter This rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that describes it as: "Type: Rifle, Caliber: 45/90, Barrel Type: Octagon, Barrel Length: 32 inches, Trigger: Set, Checkered stock, Pistol grip, Stock: 14., Drop: 3-1/4 in., Sights: Lyman front and Freund rear - Rear sight 25-3/4 in. from muzzle" and "Shotgun butt". The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on November 26, 1889. The octagon barrel, full length magazine, bolt, loading gate, trigger and steel shotgun buttplate have a blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever are color casehardened. The forearm and special length pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grade walnut with factory "Style H" checkering and a high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The 32-inch, octagon barrel has two magazine bands and has a Lyman "Jack" front sight with white bead. The rare, special order, Freund folding leaf rear sight is mounted 25 3/4 inches from the muzzle. The rear sight leaf is graduated to 1000 yards ("10") and has diamond shaped and u-shaped apertures on the rear sight and elevator bar. The top of the folding leaf is stamped: "FREUND'S/PATENT/1876". The receiver is fitted with a single set trigger. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: "45-90 W.C.F." is located on the top barrel flat immediately in front of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "- MODEL 1886-". The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are located on the lower tang behind the trigger, and the serial number "36884" is stamped in script numerals behind the tang screws. Winchester Model 1886 rifles with extra long barrels are very rare. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 32 Inch octagon Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 45-90 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 36884 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. This rifle is all original and retains more than 95% of the blue and color casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine retain nearly all of the blue finish with sharp markings. Wear is limited to a barely noticeable scratch on the upper left barrel flat. The special order Freund rear sight has about 90% of the fire blue finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the bolt, loading gate, trigger and shotgun buttplate. The receiver, forearm cap, hammer, and lever have fiery case colors that show almost no wear and have not faded. The excellent fancy, highly figured stock and forearm retain more than 95% of the high polish piano finish. The fine checkering is sharp. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very insignificant storage marks. This is an exceptional example of a Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle. The combination of the special order extra long barrel and special order sights, set trigger and custom stock dimensions make this rifle unique. This rare, high condition Model 1886 rifle would be the stand-out piece in the finest collection of Winchester firearms. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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Winchester - 1885-Musket

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Description: Extraordinary Documented Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Takedown Musket, One of Five Known, with Factory Letter This is absolutely a stunning, near brand new, and extremely rare "British Special Order" Winchester Model 1885 low wall, three band Musket with the rare "takedown" feature; one of the rarest features ever found on low wall rifles. This rifle is one of five known factory documented low musket ever manufactured by Winchester. These muskets are 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 rifle! These rifles were supposedly manufactured by Winchester under a special order contract basis for evaluation by the British Government in the WWI era; likely 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 near new condition and is fully documented as to its configuration by the accompanying factory letter dated June 1987. This letter verifies that musket configuration, takedown feature, 22 short caliber, 30 inch No. 1 barrel, and 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 centerfire 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, 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" proofmarks on the barrel and upper tang markings with the serial number (107633 A) stamped on the rear of the lower tang. It has blued finish with casehardened breechblock and lever. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1885-Musket BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 107633 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: 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 (see photos). It has 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 sold off. It is rare "One of Five" known three band, Low Wall muskets ever manufactured!

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 50 Express Caliber with Casehardened Receiver and P. Orr & Sons Madras Retailer Marking Manufactured in 1891, this Model 1886 is chambered in the very desirable 50 Express caliber and made for the Indian market. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and marked "MADE FOR./P. ORR & SONS, MADRAS." at the breech. P. Orrs & Sons is an old store that primarily made clocks in Chennai, India. It was started by Peter Orr in 1846 on the foundation of the nascent George Gordon & Co. The first showroom was opened at Anna Salia in 1879 and was inaugurated by Price George, Duke of York who later became King George V, and Princess Mary of Teck, who later became Queen Mary. The establishment was sold to Karumuthu Thiagarajar Chettiar in 1967. In 1749, the British regained control of Fort St. George and Madras, and in the latter half of the 18th century, it became an important British naval base and the administrative center of the growing British dominions in Southern India. The development of the harbor in Madras led the city to become an important center for trade between India and Europe in the 18th century. Today Madras, now known as Chennai, is a large commercial and industry center and is the automobile capital of India. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, the 400 year old city is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the world. In addition to the retailer marking at the breech, the top of the barrel is also marked "50 EX" and there are various British proofmarks on the left side at the breech. The upper front left of the receiver is marked with a "crown/V" proof. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the two patent dates are marked on the lower tang directly behind the trigger and the serial number on the end. The barrel is fitted with a dovetailed silver beaded blade front sight and a three leaf Winchester express rear sight. Button magazine, blue barrel and desirable early casehardened receiver. The hammer, lever and buttplate are also casehardened. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 express Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 56817 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The barrel has traces of blue with the balance a smooth mottled brown patina. The receiver retains 30% of the vivid original case colors with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The forend cap retains most of the original age darkened casehardened pattern. The hammer and lever have a smooth dark patina, and the buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is also very good with some moderate wear on the toe area of the stock. There's a moderately small dent on the left wrist and overall some minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine. A nice Winchester Model 1886 in the very desirable 50 express caliber and casehardened receiver made for an Indian retailer of the British Empire.

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Winchester - 1873 Carbine

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Description: Rare, Fine and Desirable Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine Manufactured in 1876. This First Model 1873 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine features the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the top of the receiver, checkered oval finger grip on top of the dust cover and the lever latch with the visible screw threads. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/Kings Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight, the upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873," and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. The rifle correctly has no caliber markings. The front sight is integral with the barrel band, and there is a two leaf folding rear sight. Full length magazine tube, blue finish, casehardened hammer and lever and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock fitted with a carbine buttplate with buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included). The Winchester Model 1873 is one of the most iconic firearms in American history. It was used extensively across America, especially in the Old West, and has appeared in numerous iconic westerns. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 14545 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine retains 60% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. There some tool marks present on the barrel and magazine. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The refinished wood is fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. The action is fine. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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Exceptional New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Exceptional New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle Henry lever action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co. in June 1865. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver and crescent buttplate with octagon barrel and integral 15-shot magazine. The stock is oil-finished, straight grain American walnut. The barrel has a mid-late production, nickel-silver, square back front sight with tapered profile blade and the final style folding leaf rear sight. The rear sight has a 900 yard notch on the top of the blade, elevator bar stop screw and elevator bar with rounded ends. The stock has the second style buttplate with pointed heel. The buttplate has a hinged brass trapdoor, and the butt trap contains the four-piece, jointed steel ramrod with brass tip furnished with later production Henry rifles. The left side of the stock and the barrel have a factory sling swivel and screw-fastened loop for a sling hook that were standard on later production Henry rifles. The magazine has the late, large diameter follower, and the receiver has the late milled follower cut. The buttplate and tang screws are the cap head style used on mid-late production rifles rather than the hand-fitted and serial numbered screws used on early production rifles. The barrel and magazine are blued, the hammer, lever and trigger have a color casehardened finish, and the receiver and crescent buttplate have the natural brass finish. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the second style legend: "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN.CT." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. This late marking is slightly larger than the first style marking (3 9/32" vs 2 17/32") and uses all serif letters rather than the combination of serif and block letters found in the first style legend. The serial number "9899" is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver and on the inside of the buttplate (the stock was not removed to view the serial number on the tang and stock). The tang and buttplate screws are, correctly, not serial numbered. The "W" inspection mark used by Oliver Winchester is stamped on the lower receiver tang between the lever latch and stock screw. Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co. Model: Henry Rifle BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Henry RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 9899 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 85% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel/magazine. The barrel has light finish wear on the edges and the blue has faded to a plum patina on the contact points along the bottom of the rear 1/3 of the magazine. The New Haven Arms Co. address and serial number are crisp. Most of the fire blue finish is present on the rear sight elevation bar. The brass receiver and buttplate are in excellent condition with a very attractive, untouched patina. The receiver side plate joints are perfect. The upper receiver tang has been drilled and tapped for a tang sight, and the hole contains a Allen-head screw. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and lever are about 80% complete and have faded to a mottled brown patina. Traces of the original fire blue finish are present on the tang and buttplate screws. The stock is also in excellent condition, retains nearly all of the original oil finish and shows only a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. Henry rifles typically saw hard use and are rarely found with any original finish. This is an outstanding example of an 1865 production Henry rifle in excellent condition that would be very hard to improve upon.

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Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter This is an extraordinary example of a Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes Model 1892, serial number 14917 as: "Rifle, Takedown, 44 caliber, Barrel Shape: Octagon" and "Plain trigger". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on April 2, 1894. The rifle has a blue finish with color case-hardened hammer, lever, trigger and crescent buttplate. The stock and forearm are nicely figured American walnut with a varnished finish, The full octagon barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style rear sight with serrated edges and screw-adjustable center-piece. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE- / -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just in front of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1892./-WINCHESTER-/PAT.OCT.14.1884." in three lines. The serial number, "14917" is roll-stamped across the front edge of the lower receiver. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: Serial Number: 14917 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 97% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish overall. Handling wear is limited to traces of finish loss on the receiver high points and a few scattered and very insignificant handling marks on the sides of the receiver. The nitre blue finish on the loading gate and extractor has mottled to a gold-tinted color. All of the markings are extremely sharp. The stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition with no significant handling or storage marks. Nearly all of the original finish remains intact with some slight dulling from handling on the bottom of the forearm. Model 1892 Takedown Rifles are quite scarce. It would be difficult to find a better example of an antique Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action Rifle.

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Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Trapper Carbine

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Description: Rare and Excellent Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Trapper Carbine in 44 WCF Caliber with Fourteen Inch Barrel Designated by Serial Number as a Curio and Relic by the BATF This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1892 short or "Trapper" Carbine with a 14 inch barrel. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has this carbine listed by serial number as being removed from the NFA (National Firearms Act) and classified as a curio and relic (see https://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios-relics, page 41). This carbine was manufactured in 1929. It is equipped with a pinned blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight, which is marked with the February 22, 1927, patent date. There is a saddle ring staple (without saddle ring) on the left side of the receiver. The barrel has the Model 92 legend, which includes "44 W.C.F.," on the left side and two-line New Haven address on the right side, all positioned below the rear sight. The Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. It has a full length magazine tube. The upper tang has the three-line trademark information. The serial number is located on the underside of the frame. It has an all blue finish. Mounted with a nicely figured smooth forearm secured to the barrel by a single barrel band and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892-Carbine BBL: 14 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 982483 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 97% plus original blue finish showing some thinning to a brown on the high edge rear right side of receiver. The wood is also excellent with some very scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Musket This is an exceptional example Winchester Model 1873 Musket that was manufactured in 1903. The musket has the distinctive 30 inch barrel with full-length forearm, three barrel bands, block front sight base that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet, military style folding leaf rear sight and carbine buttplate. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The frame has the Third Model integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and the butt trap contains a four-piece steel cleaning rod. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands and frame have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The hammer, loading lever and buttplate are color casehardened. The oil-finished stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber designation "44 W.C.F" is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the frame. "44 CAL." is roll-stamped in script letters on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped with the model designation"-MODEL 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "570889B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the upper tang screw. This musket is one of approximately 700 Model 1873 Muskets shipped from Winchester to Nicaragua in September 1903. Some of these muskets were apparently never uncrated. During the 1950s a few of these Model 1873 Muskets were discovered in the original crates in un-issued condition and were returned to the United States for resale. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 570889B Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent plus. The musket retains more than 98% of the original blue and casehardened finish and remains in as-issued condition. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor storage marks. The rear sight spring, ejector and loading gate have 98% or more of the original fire blue finish remaining. Virtually all of the case colors are present on the hammer, trigger, lever and carbine style buttplate. The brass cartridge elevator has a good-looking, un-touched patina. All of the markings are sharp. The stock and forearm retain nearly all of the original oil finish with un-touched feathered grain. Wear is limited to several nearly imperceptible storage marks. This is an exceptional example of a scarce Winchester Model 1873 Musket that exhibits only the slightest amount of storage and handling wear. It would be almost impossible to find a better example of a Winchester Model 1873 Musket.

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Rare Nickel-Plated Winchester Model 1866 Musket

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Description: Rare Nickel-Plated Winchester Model 1866 Musket This is a scarce nickel-plated example of a Winchester Model 1866 Musket that was manufactured in 1869. The musket has a full nickel-plated finish and straight grain American walnut stock and forearm. The musket has the distinctive features that include: 27 inch round barrel, 24 inch magazine, 17 inch forearm, three barrel bands, carbine style buttplate and sling swivels on the middle barrel band and stock. The early style sling loops are riveted to the upper barrel band and sling swivel. The musket has the Third Model receiver profile with flare at the junction with the forearm and serial numbers located on the lower tang behind the trigger. The barrel has a block mounted front sight that serves as the lug for a socket bayonet and a folding leaf rear sight with external retaining spring. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor, and the butt trap contains a four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number "34699 B" is stamped in block letters behind the trigger. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866 BBL: 27 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: nickel Grips: Serial Number: 34699 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The musket retains 97% plus of the original nickel-plated finish. Finish wear is limited to some very minor flaking on the rear sight leaf, loading gate and tips of the upper and lower receiver tangs. There are a few scattered and very insignificant handling marks on the sides of the receiver. The barrel legend and serial number are extremely crisp. The stock and forearm are excellent overall. The forearm has some minor handling marks with several shallow storage marks on the upper left edge between the lower barrel band and the receiver. The stock has only a few very insignificant storage marks. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Musket with rarely encountered full nickel-plated finish.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-70 Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter This is a very fine example of an antique production Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle manufactured in 1896. This rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Winchester Arms Museum/Cody Firearms Museum Records Office, describing it as having a full octagon barrel, 45/70 caliber, plain trigger with the very desirable "takedown" feature. It has a standard straight grip walnut stock with a crescent buttplate. The letter states this rifle was shipped from the warehouse on Sept 9 1896, under order number "18585", but does not show where it was shipped. It has the all blued metal finish on the receiver, barrel and takedown mechanism, magazine assembly, forend cap, bolt, loading gate, buttplate and trigger. The hammer and loading lever are color casehardened. The barrel has a Lyman marked, bead front sight a Winchester model 42 folding/adjustable rifle rear sight. The face of the sight is marked "2-10" (200-1000 yards). 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 "45-70" is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The top tang has the single line marking of "---MODEL 1886----" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger with serial number, "109371" stamped in script numerals in front of the tang screw. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 109371 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine with 85% of the bright original blue finish overall with some thinning and wear on the top rounded area and lower right edge of the receiver from actual use and carrying. The lever, hammer and buttplate retain 45% of their original case colors overall with the majority of the case colors on the lower sides of the hammer and front section of the loading lever The stock and forend are both in very fine condition with a nice original color overall with 80% of the original varnish with minor handling marks on the sides of the buttstock between the upper and lower tangs, with mild scratches on the sides in a couple areas. The right side of the forend also shows a slightly heavier pressure dings. A very fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in the desirable 45-70 WCF cartridge.

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Winchester - 1873

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Description: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Scarce Extra Length 30 Inch Octagon Barrel and Factory Letter This Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle features a special order extra length 30 inch octagon barrel. Winchester Model 1873 rifles with barrels longer than the standard 24 inch length are very scarce. The accompanying factory letter confirms the caliber, 30 inch octagon barrel and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on April 11, 1891 and shipped on August 31, 1891, order number 10227. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and full length magazine tube. The receiver is a Third Model with the dust cover correctly having serrations on the rear edges. The top barrel flat has the two-line address/patent information marked ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873." The serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever catch. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock fitted with a crescent buttplate featuring a compartment. The five piece cleaning rod is included. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 380263B Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 60% plus bright original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The hammer and lever retain traces of original case colors. The wood is also fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. The buttstock has taken on a deep dark color that brings out the grain pattern. Mechanically excellent.

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Magnificent One-of-a-Kind Winchester Prototype Revolver

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Description: Magnificent One-of-a-Kind Winchester Prototype Revolver with Winchester Factory Documentation This is just a beautiful example of a super rare one-of-a-kind Winchester Model 1883 prototype revolver. Around 1874/75, Winchester began development work on new revolvers intended for both commercial and military contracts. Enter two of the most inventive and least known designers at this time Stephen Wood and William Mason. Both had worked in the firearms industry for several different companies for over 10-15 years and had developed significant patents for both rifles and pistols. Stephen Wood worked for Winchester earlier on and actually held the patent for the solid frame on revolvers along with a rapid ejection design. William Mason was an independent contractor making Springfield type rifle-muskets during the Civil War and worked at both Remington Arms and Colt (1872-1882) before being hired by Winchester. While at Colt, Mason was issued several patent related to the commercially successful 1873 Peacemaker revolver. Therefore, when Winchester hired Mason, one of his tasks was to develop a revolver that was almost identical to the Colt Single Action Army revolver that would have allowed Winchester to produce a competing revolver at a much lower cost than Colt, which had the possibility to beat out Colt. Supposedly, in a 1884 meeting between Winchester and Colt, Winchester showed Colt the new Winchester designed revolver, and shortly after that both companies agreed to non-compete with each other but reserved the right to design and produced prototypes for patent work development. This "gentleman's agreement" has since been maintained with each company staying out of the other's respective sector of the firearms market. This wonderful example is attributed to William Mason and comes with a letter from the Winchester museum curator Herbert Houze dated Nov. 2003. In the letter, he notes that they have a drawing similar to this revolver (Winchester drawing number 16882) attributed to William Mason that is identical to this revolver except for the grip shape. This would not be uncommon as most engineers would design several different grip shapes with the same basic frame style, especially in the prototype stage. If you study the design of this revolver, it is almost identical the Colt Model 1878 revolver in that it employs a double action mechanism, a solid one-piece frame with the solid top strap, a removable trigger guard and a small removable round side plate. It is also chambered in 45 LC, which was one of the bigger selling points for the Colt revolver since it used a larger caliber cartridge. The other interesting aspect of this revolver is that it uses a Model 1875 Remington barrel and ejector system. The barrel has the Remington address. The rational for this, as noted by the Winchester curator, was that Winchester used a lot of various revolvers for ammunition testing; hence, they may have just used a barrel from a Remington pistol to speed up the prototype/design work of the frame portion. Now, I am sure you are wondering why would Winchester design this revolver if they weren't actually going to manufacture it? As you may recall from the earlier agreement, Winchester was still able to produce prototypes for patent development. What better a way to make money than to use your lead design engineer, who worked at the Colt factory for almost 10 years, to design pistols to sell to your competitor and/or us to threaten selling it to one of Colts competitors, i.e. Remington Arms. This could have also been used to glean a royalty payment from your competitor. Regardless of the actual background, this revolver is absolutely just stunning. It is exceptionally well made, and the internal double action mechanism works perfectly and is as crisp as when it left the factory. There are no Winchester markings on the revolver except for a script engraved letter "M" on the underside of the trigger (maybe this is William Mason's way of marking his prototype revolvers), and it is fitted with a set of fancy burl walnut grips. The revolver is completely in the original "in the white" factory finish and looks like it was never fired as the bore is excellent with no firing residue anywhere. This revolver comes with the curator letter noted above and copies of the two Winchester drawings (No. 16882 and No. 16887). No. 16887 is for a drawing submitted to the U.S. Patent Office in February 1883 for a lever action rifle that was patented on September 16, 1884, and is in Mason's name. No. 16882 is a Winchester revolver drawing that Houze dated to late January or early February 1883. A copy of the 2003, 1st Quarter issue of the "Remington Society of America Journal" which includes pictures and descriptions of the revolver. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: Prototype Revolver BBL: 7 3/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: in the white Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Excellent with all the metal surfaces still in the original Winchester factory "in the white" condition with only some very minor corrosion spots on the sides in a couple of places. The grips are also excellent with only minor handling marks. What an exceptional, one-of-a-kind, original Winchester Model 1883 prototype revolver.

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Winchester 1901 Lever Action Shotgun

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1901 Deluxe Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun Manufactured in 1902, the second year of production. Winchester had a total production of approximately 65,000 Model 1901s, which was a redesign of the Model 1887 shotgun offered in 10 gauge only. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent dates followed by "MODEL 1901 10GA." and "FULL" at the left rear. The left side of the receiver is marked with the "WRACo" monogram, the upper tang is marked "-WINCHESTER-", and the serial number is on the bottom front of the receiver. Single brass bead sight, 3 inch chamber, blue finish with casehardened hammer and mounted with a diamond checkered, nicely figured walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. Length of pull is 13 inches. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1901 BBL: 32 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 10 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 66364 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The shotgun retains 97% plus original blue finish with a few very tiny areas of very minor pitting on the left side of the receiver, a couple of small minor scratches and the finish on the magazine tube beginning to dull a bit from normal handling. The wood is also excellent with 95% of the original varnish remaining and some scattered minor dings and scuffs. The hammer retains 95% bright original case colors with some normal cycling wear. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester - 1886-Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-90 Caliber with Desirable Casehardened Receiver and Factory Letter This is a very nice example of a Winchester Model 1886 Rifle manufactured in 1893. The rifle has a casehardened frame, forearm cap, hammer, lever and buttplate, and blue finish on the remaining metal parts. The barrel is equipped with dovetailed blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights. 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 "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-", and the lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates in two lines behind the trigger with the serial number between the tang screws. Full length magazine tube and mounted with a nicely figured smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter states that the serial number was applied on June 1, 1893, and verifies the rifle configuration, 45/90 caliber, round barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in the warehouse on June 15, 1893, and shipped from the warehouse on August 7, 1893, to order number 21871. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886-Rifle BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-90 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 80739 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 85% plus original blue finish with some minor muzzle wear, some wear on the muzzle end of the magazine tube and a few minor scratches. The bolt retains 98% original bright blue finish. The remaining metal surfaces retain 70% original bright case colors with some thinning to a smooth gray on the underside of the receiver and lever, top of the hammer and on the edges of the buttplate. The wood is also very fine with 98% original varnish remaining and shows some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Manufactured in 1882, this rifle features the Third Model receiver with the guide made integral with the receiver and a special order half octagon barrel. Fitted with blade front and adjustable ladder rear sights on a barrel marked with the two-line address/patent information ahead of the rear sight and "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "45-60 CAL," the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876," and the lower tang has the serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip buttstock with sling swivels and compartment in the crescent buttplate. The five piece cleaning rod is included. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-60 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 27758 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 60% Plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The loading gate retains 40% original nitre blue. There is an area of spotting near the muzzle. The lower tang is bowed upward with abrasive marks overall. The hammer and lever retain traces of faded original case colors. The wood is fine with a replacement buttstock and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Winchester - Extra Light 1894-Rifle

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Description: Scarce Documented Early Special Order Antique Winchester Extra Light Takedown Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Manufactured in 1897. This rifle along with a number of special order features also has a rare extra lightweight 24 inch "pencil" barrel with 1/2 magazine tube (these would be two separate options) and this is a very early extra light example with the front sight dovetailed into the barrel. Winchester quickly learned how dangerously thin the barrel material could get under the dovetail cut, very critical in larger calibers, so almost all of the extra light guns were found with a ramped front sight with the ramp either integral to the barrel or silver soldered to the barrel. The muzzle on this rifle has a diameter of only 7/16 inch. This rifle also features a special order three leaf rear sight and shotgun butt. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Blue finish with a casehardened hammer and lever and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The accompanying factory letter verifies the extra light rifle configuration, caliber, 24 inch round barrel, plain trigger, takedown, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, that it was received in the warehouse on October 6, 1897, and shipped to order number 18792 on October 7, 1897. The letter also states that the rifle was returned and repaired (reason not given) on September 7, 1898. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 27061 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 85% plus original blue finish with some minor muzzle and edge wear, and some flaking on the takedown ring and the receiver. The breech bolt retains 98% original blue finish. The forend cap has strong traces of original blue finish mixed with a smooth mottled brownish gray patina. 70% of the aged, darkened original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Special Order Winchester - 1894

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Description: Documented and Exceptional Special Order Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This deluxe Winchester Model 1894 rifle features several special order features to include the half octagon barrel, half magazine tube, matted barrel, takedown, double set triggers, sling swivel eyes and shotgun butt. This rifle has most of the special features one can find on the Model 1894. Just having one of these features makes it out of the ordinary. The upper left barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address/patent date, and the left rear upper flat is marked with the two-line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking followed by "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by a short-range peep sight. The serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. The rifle is fitted with dovetailed beaded blade front and three leaf rear express sights. There are non-factory installed scope mounting bases dovetailed into the top flat 1 1/2 inches ahead of the rear sight and directly behind the rear sight. Casehardened hammer and lever and the remaining surfaces are blue. Mounted with a highly figured checkered walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a sling stud mounted on the steel end cap, smooth shotgun buttplate and sling stud on the stock toe. The accompanying factory letter verifies the takedown rifle configuration, caliber, 1/2 octagon matted barrel, set trigger, checkered stock, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt and "screw-eyes", and that it was received in the warehouse on March 14, 1901 and shipped to order number 6115 on March 19, 1901. The serial number places it as an antique manufactured in 1897. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 87010 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% original blue finish with some minor muzzle and edge wear, some minor flaking on the takedown ring and receiver, and a few minor scratches on the receiver. The lever retains 98% original bright case colors with a small amount of smooth gray present. The wood is also excellent with some scattered minor dings and dents, and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The set trigger functions well and the action is excellent. A very nice turn of the century Model 1894 with loads of documented special order features.

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Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Takedown Extra Light Weight Rifle

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Description: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Takedown Extra Light Weight Lever Action Rifle with Winchester Museum Letter The included Winchester Gun Museum letter confirms the light weight, takedown rifle configuration, caliber, 22 inch round barrel, plain trigger, 3/4 magazine, checkered pistol grip stock, and shotgun hard rubber buttplate. The rifle was originally shipped with a hard leather case on 31 August 1907. A brown leather mutton case is included. Also included is a Cody Firearm Records Office serial number confirmation that confirms the details provided by the Museum letter and the additional information that the rifle was received in the warehouse on August 21, 1907. Note that the two documents list the sights as being "Lyman front and rear sights." The rifle currently has a W.F. Sheard blade front sight, folding two leaf Lyman rear sight and Lyman receiver sight. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/patent information ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech. The left side of the barrel is marked "NICKEL STEEL." The factory oval proof is marked on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/trademark information. The lower tang has the serial number and two-line patent information. The takedown lever has the 1898 patent date. The highly figured forearm and pistol grip stock feature multi-point checkering and hard rubber factory grip cap and shotgun buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886-Rifle BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 141281 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 90% thinning original blue finish with smooth gray patina on the balance. There are a few small spots of scattered minor pitting. The hammer and lever retain 85% original case colors. The period refinished wood is fine showing limited minor handling marks and re-cut checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good.

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Winchester - 94

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Description: Interesting Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Markings, Sling and Badge Manufactured circa 1943. This carbine was one of approximately 3,000 Model 94s issued to the Canadian Department of Defense to be used by the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (PCMR) stationed on Canada's west coast. All of the approximately 3,000 Model 94 carbines were in the 1,300,000 serial number range. The PCMR was considered by many observers as Canada's finest militia. This carbine is equipped with the standard PCMR canvas sling which is marked with the Canadian PCMR broad arrow stamp (broad arrow inside of a "C"). The sling is attached with an added barrel band and sling swivel on the forearm and a sling swivel on the stock. The lower left of the receiver and the left side of the stock are also marked with the broad arrow. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the standard address, trademark, model and caliber marking. The Winchester oval proof is on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line maker/trademark/Made in U.S.A. marking, and the serial number is on the underside of the receiver. Standard hooded ramped blade front sight and adjustable rear buckhorn sight. Blue finish and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a serrated steel buttplate. The carbine is accompanied by a PCMR badge. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 94 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 1333807 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The carbine retains 85% plus original blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear and some minor scratches on the receiver. There is some minor spotting on the lever. The wood is fine with a couple very shallow gouges and scattered scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

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Description: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle Manufactured in 1892, the first year of production for the Winchester Model 1892 lever action rifle. The rifle has blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights on the barrel marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent information, the takedown lever has the 1893 patent date, and the underside of the frame has the serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 16498 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 30% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. There are a few patches of minor pitting. The forearm is good with numerous handling/storage marks, and the stock is very good with some minor to moderate scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester - 1894-Rifle

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Description: Outstanding, Factory Documented, First Year Production Three Digit Number, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver Offered here is an excellent example of a first year production and special order deluxe version of the most successful lever action rifle in history, the Winchester Model 1894. John Moses Browning's design has scarcely been changed between 1894 and today. This Model 1894 sporting rifle comes with a Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman sights, half magazine and casehardened receiver. The rifle was received in the warehouse on 16 February 1895 and shipped on 18 February 1895 on order number 7589. Also included is a photocopy of the original Winchester serial number ledger. The numerous special order features on this rifle include a 26-inch full octagon barrel, half magazine, casehardened receiver, fancy grain walnut forearm and pistol grip stock, Style H checkering and Lyman folding Beach type front sight with bead. The stock pistol grip has a black hard rubber pistol grip cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO." The barrel, bolt and loading gate are blue. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened. The highly figured, fancy grain walnut stock and forearm have a high polish piano finish. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two-line legend "- MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "38-55" is stamped on the top barrel flat at the breech. The three digit serial number "832" is stamped across the front edge of the receiver bottom. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894-Rifle BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-55 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 832 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 95% of the original blue finish. The barrel has nearly all of the blue finish with crisp markings. The bolt, loading gate, rear sight and tang sight retain nearly all of the bright blue finish. The case colors on the forearm cap and receiver remain 85% complete and have traces of silvering on contact points, and there is some very minor age spotting on the right side of the receiver. The stock and forearm are both excellent and retain 95% of the high polish piano finish with only a few scattered and very minor handling marks. This is an outstanding example of a very early production casehardened frame Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 lever action rifle with many special order features. It would be hard to improve on this exceptional Model 1894 rifle.

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Winchester - 1866

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Description: Historic, L.D. Nimschke Engraved and Signed Black Hills Expedition Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine manufactured in 1871, engraved and signed by L.D. Nimschke and carried by photographer William Illingworth on the famous Custer Black Hills Expedition of 1874 that discovered gold in Dakota Territory. The carbine features deluxe New York scroll and border engraving on the receiver and buttplate heel. A panel on the left side of the receiver is inscribed: "Wm. H. Illingworth/St. Paul, Mn./1873" in three lines. The bottom of the receiver is signed "LDN" in a ribbon surrounded by scrollwork. The carbine has a staple mounted saddle ring on the left side of the receiver and single tang screw. The barrel has the early magazine cap with no screw, first style barrel band with integral front sight blade and two position carbine rear sight. The stock is fitted with a sling swivel and has a brass carbine style buttplate with sliding brass trap. The trap contains a three-piece steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The barrel is roll-stamped; WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCT. 16. 1860." in two lines between the barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number "103751" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. The assembly number "7678" is stamped on the left side of the lower tang and in the upper stock inlet. The carbine is accompanied by a silver cased Watham pocket watch with bullseye crystal and gold hands. The inside of the back cover is pantograph inscribed in script: "Wm. H. Illingworth/St. Paul, AD 1874". William Illingworth was an English immigrant who settled in St. Paul. He accompanied the 1866 Fisk Montana Expedition as a photographer. In 1874 he was selected to photograph the Custer Black Hills Expedition and produced 70 photographic plates during the course of the expedition. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Henry RF Finish: blue/gold plated Grips: Serial Number: 103751 Class: Antique Condition: Fair. The carbine has been partially restored in the past and has a replacement magazine tube, double-stamped barrel address and refinished stock and forearm. The front band screw has been replaced by a rivet. The brass receiver and buttplate have been cleaned and polished. The barrel has a silver-gary patina with scattered pitting between the barrel bands. There is light pitting on the lever and trigger. The sling swivel is a period addition that may have been added for the Black Hills Expedition. The intricate and flawlessly executed engraving on the receiver and buttplate is deep and sharp. The stock and forearm have been heavily varnished but remain in good overall condition. The watch shows heavy wear and requires repair but has an intact crystal. This is a historic, L.D. Nimschke signed and engraved Winchester Model 1866 Carbine and pocket watch carried on the famous 1874 Custer Black Hills Expedition.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Documented Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Half Nickel Finish and Factory Letter The included factory letter confirms the carbine configuration and half nickel finish. The carbine was received in the warehouse on April 17, 1879 and shipped the next day on order number 15076. The carbine has the distinctive full-length forearm with one barrel band and a staple-mounted saddle ring on the left side of the receiver. It is fitted with a steel block front sight and a two folding leaf rear sight on a 22 inch barrel marked with the two-line address/patent information ahead of the rear sight. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876," and the lower tang has the serial number. The third style receiver has an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The receiver, dust cover and carbine style buttplate are nickel plated. The forearm tip, barrel, magazine and band spring are blued. The hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The loading gate has a fire blue finish. An unidentified branded marking (most likely a cattle brand) appears near the buttplate tang. Model 1876 saddle ring carbines are scarce. Special order Winchester Model 1873 saddle ring carbines with combination finishes are very rare. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-60 WCF Finish: blue/nickel Grips: Serial Number: 8705 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine has a "freckled" smooth dark brown patina with the frame retaining 60% original nickel finish. There are some tool marks on the barrel. Traces of original fire blue finish remains on the loading gate. The wood is very good showing some chipping along the grain, a long crack radiating from the upper tang and some minor to moderate pressure dents and scratches. The dust cover is frozen in the open position, although the action functions fine

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-90 Rifle with Casehardened Frame Manufactured in 1889. Dovetailed blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight absent of graduation markings. The two-line address is marked on the top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight, and "45-90 W.C.F." is at the breech. The receiver, forend cap, buttplate and lever are casehardened. Winchester discontinued the use of casehardened frames in 1901. The barrel, full length tubular magazine, bolt and trigger are blue. 1884 and 1885 patent dates and the serial number are marked on the lower tang, and the upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a special order shotgun buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-90 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 31749 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 70% original blue finish with some thinning on the magazine tube and minor spotting on the barrel. The bolt retains 90% bright blue finish with some minor spotting. The receiver retains 30% original vivid case colors and most of the original vivid case colors remain on the sides of the lever. The buttplate has a smooth dark patina. The wood is good with some tiny white paint speckles on the stock, and overall scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Special Order Winchester - 1894

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Description: Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Manufactured in 1903. Features a special order half octagon barrel, 1/2 magazine tube, takedown and shotgun butt. The top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address/patent date, the left rear upper flat is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by a short-range peep sight. The serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Dovetailed brass blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a sling stud mounted on the steel end cap, hard rubber Winchester grip cap, smooth shotgun buttplate and sling stud on the stock toe. The accompanying factory letter verifies the takedown rifle configuration, caliber, 1/2 octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, that it was received in the warehouse on May 14, 1903, and shipped to order number 183988 on June 5, 1903. The rifle's serial number dates to 1898 in the antique serial number range. A Cody Museum Records Office Sheet verifies the same information. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 143854 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 80% original blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear, and some thinning on the underside of the receiver and takedown ring and on the upper rear edges of the receiver, and a few minor scratches. There are two non-factory drilled and tapped holes on the upper left rear of the receiver. Almost all of the vivid original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The wood is fine with some finish loss on the forearm, a few scattered minor dents and scratches and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle A third model manufactured in 1889. Equipped with a German silver blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat has the two-line address/patent information ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873." The serial is marked on the lower tang, and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a metal forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment. The four piece cleaning rod is included in butt. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 297452B Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 50% plus original blue finish with the balance between smooth brown and gray patinas. There is some minor pitting (mostly on the receiver). The wood is also fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Outstanding Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine This is an excellent example of a late production Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine that was manufactured in 1924. This late production carbine has a full blue finish with oil-finished straight grain walnut stock and forearm. The round barrel has a standard pattern steel block mounted front sight and folding leaf rear sight. The full length magazine is secured by the upper retaining band used on .32 and .25 caliber carbines and a screw-fastened lower band. A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The left side of the barrel is roll stamped with the late style legend "-MODEL 92- WINCHESTER-32 W.C.F.-/-TRADE MARK-" in two lines below the rear sight. Oval Winchester "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The serial number, "945435", is stamped on the bottom of the receiver reading from left to right. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped "MODEL 92/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S PAT. OFF & FGN." in three lines. Winchester manufactured over a million Model 1892 carbines, rifles and muskets before production ceased in 1941. However, Winchester Model 1892 Carbines were working guns; examples in excellent original condition are very hard to find. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 945435 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 98% plus of the original blue finish. Wear is limited to some minor finish loss on the upper retaining band, lower barrel and bottom of the lever. The left side of the receiver shows only minor scuff marks from contact with the saddle ring. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition with nearly all of the oil finish. This is an outstanding example of a post-WWI production Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.

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Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Lever Action Rifle This was the first non-detachable box magazine rifle offered by Winchester. This rifle was manufactured in 1914 and features a Lyman blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The left side of the barrel is marked "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" and "35 W.C.F.". The left side of the action is marked with the two-line address and patent dates, the Winchester oval proof is marked on the barrel and receiver at the breech and the upper tang is marked " MODEL 1895/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF & FGN.". Fitted with an extra fancy checkered forearm with an ebony forend insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1895-Rifle BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 35 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 73256 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 97% of the original blue finish with scattered minor handling marks, some minor spotting on the receiver, high edge wear and wear on the magazine from cycling the action. The takedown ring at the base of the barrel assembly is reblued as well as the forward portion of the box magazine. With the exception of a minor crack on the upper left front of the forearm, the wood is fine with a few overall scattered minor dings and handling marks, and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter The factory letter indicates that this rifle was received in the warehouse on September 25, 1903, and shipped in its current configuration on September 25. It was then returned for a repair on August 10, 1914. The inscription may have been added at that point. The rifle has blade and flat top adjustable sporting sights on a special order 24 inch barrel, half magazine tube, casehardened hammer and lever and otherwise a blue finish, and a multi-point checkered fancy grade forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with hard rubber shotgun buttplate and grip cap. The left side of the receiver is inscribed "T.S. Arbuthnot/Pittsburg, Pa."; the inscription has gold fill. Thomas Shaw Arbuthnot was born into a prominent family in Pittsburg in the late 19th century. He served as dean of the medical school of the University of Pittsburgh from 1909-1918, the president of the Arts Society of Pittsburgh beginning in 1932, and was an avid big game hunter. The .33 WCF was considered a good round for deer, elk, and black bear at short to medium range particularly in wooded areas prior to the debut of the more powerful .348 WCF. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 33 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 127440 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Fine with non-factory inscribed receiver. The rifle retains 50% of the faded original blue finish, and traces of strong case colors. There is a primarily gray patina on the balance and some overall light scratches. The wood is very good with sharp checkering, attractive figure, and some minor scrapes and dings. The action is fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Winchester - 1886

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Description: Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 45-90 Rifle with Casehardened Frame Manufactured in 1897. Dovetailed blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The two-line address is marked on the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight, and "45-90 W.C.F." is at the breech. The receiver, forend cap, buttplate and lever are casehardened. Winchester discontinued the use of casehardened frames in 1901. The barrel, full length tubular magazine, bolt and trigger are blue. 1884 and 1885 patent dates and the serial number are marked on the lower tang, and the upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office sheet which verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in the warehouse on May 7, 1897, and shipped to order number 159375 on September 11, 1897. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-90 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 113241 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 80% of the original blue finish with some thinning, edge wear, some light spotting and several scratches. The bolt retains 98% original blue finish. 60% plus of the vivid original case colors remain on the receiver, hammer and lever. The forend cap has a smooth dark patina, and the buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is fine and shows some scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Antique Winchester - 1894-Carbine

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Description: Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine Manufactured in 1895. Pinned beaded blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight, two barrel bands, full length magazine and saddle ring staple with ring on the left side of the receiver. The barrel has the two line address marking ahead of the rear sight and "30 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has the three line model/trademark information, and the serial number is on the underside of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894-Carbine BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 23698 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine retains 60% plus original blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear, some thinning to a smooth brown/gray patina on the receiver and a small area of minor pitting on the barrel. 50% of the original case colors remain on the hammer, and the lever has a dark mottled patina with traces of original case colors in protected areas and some very light spotting. The wood is also fine. The stock has been very lightly sanded and re-oiled some time ago, and overall there are some minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle Manufactured in 1898. The included Cody Firearms Museum Records Office serial number confirmation form confirms the caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The serial number was applied on September 1, 1898, the rifle was received in the warehouse on March 13, 1899, and the rifle was shipped on November 15, 1899. Blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights on a barrel marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line model/patent information. The underside of the frame has the serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock featuring a crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 100473 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 75% plus original blue finish thinning to a brown. The hammer and lever retain 40% of the original case colors. The buttplate is a smooth gray patina. The wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle This Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1884. The two-line address/King's improvement patent dates are marked on the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight with "44 CAL" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873." The serial is marked on the lower tang, and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." German silver blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn sporting rear sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a metal forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office sheet verifying rifle configuration, octagon barrel, 44 caliber, plain trigger, that it was received in on August 21, 1884, and shipped to order number 14727 on August 25, 1884. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 157644A Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 60% thinning original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the magazine tube, edge wear on the barrel and receiver, some areas of brown patina and some scattered minor oxidation/pitting. The casehardened components have a smooth, mottled gray patina. The wood is also fine with some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle-Deep Relief Carved Stock

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Description: Important, FRESH and Historic Factory Engraved, Gold Inlaid and "HED" Initialed Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle with Deep Relief Carved Stock and Matching Monogrammed Case Presented to Detroit Automaker Horace Dodge, Co-Founder of the Dodge Brothers Motor Company This is a superb example of an exhibition quality Savage Model 1899 lever action rifle showcasing the talents of a period master artisan and is attributed to Detroit area automotive pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Motor Company Horace Elgin Dodge. Dodge's H.E.D. initials appear as a raised gold monogram on the underside of the receiver and on the lid of the accompanying case. Note that a Savage Model 1899 rifle (serial number 184078), which was once part of the Wes Adams Collection and exhibits similar high quality embellishments (e.g., stock carving, engraving, gold inlay, large gold monogram on the underside of the receiver), is attributed to Horace's brother, John. The inseparable Dodge brothers had for 10 years worked as a supplier for the Ford Motor Company before terminating their contract with Ford in order to manufacture their own line of automobiles. Historians have argued that the brothers supplied virtually every part to the famed Model T as well as redesigned key components. Unable to pay cash for services rendered, Henry Ford paid the Dodge brothers in Ford Motor Company stock. The brothers sold their Ford Motor Company stock back to Henry Ford in 1919 for $25 million. When asked why the brothers left Ford, John purportedly remarked, "Just think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." The brothers dreamed big, prepared to go head to head with America's leading car manufacturer. The Dodge Brothers Motor Company debuted its first automobile, a four-cylinder touring car, in 1914. Nearly 250 cars were sold in the company's first year of sales. The following year the company sold 45,000 vehicles. Dodge Brothers cars gained early fame with the U.S. military when in 1916 General John Pershing used Dodge cars in the search of Pancho Villa, and then-Lieutenant George Patton used three Dodge cars in the first mechanized cavalry charge in U.S. history. Patton later stated his preference for Dodge trucks during World War II. The Dodge brothers were unconventional members to the Detroit elite. Speaking to the legacy of the brothers, Michigan historian Greg Kowalski said, "I firmly believe that if it weren’t for John and Horace Dodge there really would be no Hamtramck today, it would have been absorbed by the city of Detroit. They changed the whole destiny of the community. The Dodge brothers were fascinating characters. They were two of the most colorful people in the history of this city, they were loyal, devoted brothers. They were also brawlers and drinkers and did all kinds of wild things. They would get into fights and all kinds of trouble….But Grosse Pointe society would have nothing to do with them, because of all the trouble that they had in the bars of Detroit. But by pretty much underwriting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, they bought their way into high society in the Detroit area." While attending a New York City auto expo in January 1920, the Dodge brothers contracted the flu and pneumonia. John died that month and Hoarce passed away nearly a year later on December 10, 1920. Walter Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, purchased the Dodge company in 1928 for $170 million, making Chrysler the world's third largest automaker overnight. The rifle was manufactured in 1913 and is equipped with a pinned blade front sight, folding two leaf rear sight and tang mounted Lyman folding peep sight. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/1909 patent information followed by "-SAVAGE," "HI-PRESSURE STEEL" and ".303-SAVAGE." The top of the barrel is matted. Engraved leaves adorn the barrel at the breech. The receiver and takedown ring feature full coverage vine, fruit and leaf engraving on a matte background. The engraving is repeated on the front half of the casehardened lever. The underside of the receiver features a raised large monogram: "HED." The sides of the receiver feature raised gold inlaid woodland game scenes. The left side depicts a hunter stalking two bears, and the right side depicts a stag and doe. The serial number is marked ahead of the lever in gold. The screw heads, safety, takedown button and cocking indictor are gold plated. The screw heads are also floral blossom engraved. The bolt has jeweled sides and is matted on the top with a relief leaf engraving at the rear. The lever bar is jeweled. The trigger has checkering on the front and stippled sides. The highly figured Schnabel forearm and pistol grip stock features a beautiful deep relief floral carving that matches the floral engraving on the receiver. The front section of the forearm is checkered, and the top of the pistol grips features incised scrollwork. The buttstock is fitted with a Savage logo embossed and checkered hard rubber buttplate. The leather bound takedown case has the monogram "H.E.D." on the lid. The case is lined in royal purple velvet. Manufacturer: Savage Arms Corporation Model: 1899 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: relief carved highly figured walnut Gauge: 303 savage Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 132268 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 97% original blue finish showing some minor spotting at the muzzle and some minor thinning (mostly on the receiver). Most of the gold wash remains. The lever retains 98% plus of the original case colors. The wood is very fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Most of the pressure dents are located on the underside of the buttstock. There are a couple of blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. The carving is crisp. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine showing some handling marks and wear to the leather and typical high spot wear on the lining. A true work of firearm art that is attributed to American automaker pioneer Horace Dodge. "Their spirit lives on." Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.

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