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Auction Description for Rock Island: Premiere Firearms Auction Day 3

Premiere Firearms Auction Day 3

by Rock Island Auction Company


812 lots with images

May 4, 2014

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Very Fine New Haven Arms Company Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with 16 1/2 Inch Barrel

Lot 3000: Very Fine New Haven Arms Company Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with 16 1/2 Inch Barrel

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Description: Very Fine New Haven Arms Company Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with 16 1/2 Inch BarrelManufactured by the New Haven Arms Co. circa 1857. The carbine has a 16 1/2 inch blue octagon barrel and integral magazine, brass receiver and crescent buttplate, and casehardened hammer and loading lever. The top barrel flat is marked "NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB. 14, 1854". This modified legend was introduced in April of 1857 after Oliver Winchester took control of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and reorganized it as the New Haven Arms Co. The investments of shirt manufacturer Oliver Winchester in the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. led to the establishment of the New Haven Arms Co. and the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. A rack number "7" is stamped on the bottom of the receiver. The serial number "22" is on the shank of each of the tang, buttplate screws, heel of the stock, buttplate and left side of the lower tang. The barrel is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and there is an elevation adjustable rear sight dovetailed on the top of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth varnished walnut stock with a brass crescent buttplate. The revolutionary Volcanic repeating carbines and pistols featured self-cocking lever actions, integral magazines and were chambered for a cartridge with self-contained propellant and primer. Although the Volcanic Pistols and Carbines were not a commercial success, the development of reliable cartridges allowed the Volcanic Lever Action and integral magazine to serve as the basis for the Henry Rifle and the Model 1866 Winchester.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: VolcanicBBL: 16 1/2 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 41 VolcanicFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 22

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The barrel retains 60% plus original blue finish, mainly in the protected area of the lower flat, mixed with mottled brown patina. There are a few small areas of minor pitting. The hammer and lever have case color patterns with the balance a smooth brown patina. The attractive, exceptional original receiver and buttplate have a natural untouched dark mustard yellow aged patina. The stock is very fine with almost all of the original varnish remaining and showing a few minor dents and light scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Extremely Rare and Unique Documented Factory Nickel Plated Special Order Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Saber Bayonet and Factory Letter

Lot 3001: Extremely Rare and Unique Documented Factory Nickel Plated Special Order Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Saber Bayonet and Factory Letter

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Description: Extremely Rare and Unique Documented Factory Nickel Plated Special Order Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Saber Bayonet and Factory LetterWinchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with factory nickel plated receiver, forearm cap and buttplate and factory bayonet lug. The rifle is complete with a brass handle saber/sword bayonet and scabbard. This Second Model rifle has the dust cover guide attached to the receiver by two screws and a dust cover with serrated edges. The round barrel, full length magazine and loading gate are blue. The hammer and lever are casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with checkered edges. A lug for the saber bayonet is located on the right side of the barrel and a stop for the bayonet socket is located on the left side. The crescent buttplate has a sliding nickel plated trapdoor and the butt trap contains a 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" ahead of the rear sight. "50 CAL." is roll stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The top of the dust cover is roll stamped "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS.". "50-95" is stamped on the nickel plated cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll stamped "MODEL 1876" in fancy letters. The serial number "13853" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. The sword bayonet has a nickel plated 20 inch yataghan style blade and a cast brass hilt with bird's head pommel and cast feather motif grips. "B" is stamped on the obverse of the ricasso and an illegible proof mark is stamped on the reverse. "24" is stamped on the reverse of the guard. The bayonet is complete with a black leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. A similar bayonet is pictured on page 129 of "THE AMERICAN BAYONET" by A.N. Harden. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 50 Express caliber, round barrel, "Nickel trims", plain trigger, saber bayonet, that it was received in the warehouse on April 19, 1881 and shipped to order number 24373 on April 28, 1881.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 50-95 ExpressFinish: nickel/blueGrips: Serial Number: 13853

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The rifle retains 80% plus of the nickel plated finish. The barrel and magazine retain 60% blue and have light-moderate finish wear with several areas of flaked bluing on the top of the barrel and sides of the magazine. The blue is thin on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The nickel plated finish on the receiver has some scattered minor flaking on the sides, top and both side plates. There is a small area of flaked finish and pitting on the lower left side of the receiver near the lever screw. The plating on the buttplate has some scattered flaking. The hammer and lever retain nearly all of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. The stock and forearm are fine with minor handling and storage marks. All of the markings are crisp. The bayonet is fair, the blade appears to have been nickel plated and has heavy flaking and surface rust. 30% of the plated finish remains. The brass hilt and counter guard have patches of age discoloration. The scabbard is very good. The leather body has tight stitching and no flaking. The brass scabbard and throat have a few minor dents and have a dark patina. The combination of a Model 1876 Express Rifle, nickel plated receiver, buttplate and forearm cap and factory saber bayonet and mounts is extremely rare. It would be very difficult to find any Winchester Model 1876 rifle with more unique features.

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Scarce Deluxe, Factory Engraved  Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3002: Scarce Deluxe, Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Scarce Deluxe, Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action RifleThis is a rare example of a Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe, Model 1873 Lever Action rifle that was manufactured in 1890. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and rounded top and dust cover with serrated finger guides on the edges. The 24 inch octagon barrel, full length magazine, dust cover and loading gate are blued. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color case-hardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grain, walnut with Winchester "Style H" checkering and a piano finish. The pistol grip has an ebony insert. The barrel has a "Rocky Mountain" style front sight and buckhorn, sporting style rear sight. The receiver is fitted with a special order, single set-trigger. The forearm cap, side plates, top, bottom and sides of the receiver, upper receiver tang dust cover, cartridge elevator and buttplate heel are decorated with the equivalent of Winchester No. 10 engraving consisting of open scrollwork on a punch-dot background and double-line, scalloped, borders. A circular panel on the left side plate is engraved with a detailed game scene that depicts two white tail deer. The engraving was executed by John Ulrich. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER"S REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber, "32 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just in front of the receiver. "32 CAL" is roll-stamped in script of the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "{ MODEL 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "377917" is stamped in small script letters across the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 InchStock: fancy walnut checkeredGauge: 32 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 377917

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle is completely original and retains nearly 60% of the original blue finish. The barrel and magazine have most of the blue finish with traces of blue-brown patina and some scattered age discoloration. The nitre blue finish on the loading gate has faded to a dark patina. The case colors on the forearm cap, receiver hammer, lever and buttplate have a mottled, silver-gray, patina. The engraving is deep and crisp. The receiver markings are sharp. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm are both in very fine condition and retain at least 85% of the high polish piano finish. The checkering is sharp and shows minimal handling wear. The stock and forearm have a few scattered handling marks. This is a fine, original, example of a scarce Special Order, Deluxe Factory Engraved Winchester Third Model 1873 rifle.

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Outstanding Early Production Winchester Second Model 1866 Carbine with Henry Patent Barrel Address

Lot 3003: Outstanding Early Production Winchester Second Model 1866 Carbine with Henry Patent Barrel Address

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Description: Outstanding Early Production Winchester Second Model 1866 Carbine with Henry Patent Barrel AddressThis Second Model Winchester 1866 carbine was manufactured in 1868. The carbine has the Second Model features which include receiver with flare at the junction with the forearm and graceful curve in the hammer area, single upper tang screw, concealed serial number on the lower left side of the tang and Henry and King's patent barrel legend. The carbine has a distinctive brass (gunmetal) receiver and crescent buttplate with blue barrel, 13-shot magazine and barrel bands. The hammer, trigger and lever are casehardened. The oil finished stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The front sight blade is an integral part of the upper barrel band. The barrel has a dovetail mounted two leaf fixed rear sight with "1, 2," and 3" elevation marks. The magazine has the early threaded cap. A staple mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The hammer has coarse knurling on the spur. The crescent buttplate has a sharply pointed heel and hinged butt trapdoor. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the early pattern, two-line marking "HENRY'S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/ KING'S PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866." located between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number, "15618", is stamped on the left side of the lower tang, in the upper stock inlet and on the inside of the buttplate. All of the visible serial numbers match.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 15618

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine is all original and retains 95% of the original blue finish on the barrel. The upper and lower barrel bands have a blue brown patina. The two line Henry and King's patent markings are sharp. The brass receiver and crescent buttplate are both excellent with a mellow untouched patina. The side plate joints are perfect and both the receiver and buttplate show only a few very minor handling and storage marks. The hammer, lever and buttplate have a mottled brown patina. The hammer retains most of the casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are very fine-excellent. Wear is limited to a few minor and barely noticeable handling and storage marks. Most Winchester 1866 carbines were working firearms that saw hard use in adverse conditions for many years. As a result an 1866 carbine in original condition with 80% or more of the original finish are scarce. Early production 1866 carbines in excellent original condition are extremely rare. This is an outstanding example of one of the most historic and significant Winchester firearms.

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Exceptional and Extremely Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Lot 3004: Exceptional and Extremely Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

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Description: Exceptional and Extremely Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Musket with Factory LetterThis is an excellent example of a documented rare Winchester Model 1886 Musket manufactured in 1893. Only 350 Model 1886 Muskets were manufactured making the Model 1886 Musket the rarest of all Winchester lever action muskets. The top of the barrel is marked "- MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" directly ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886" and the two line 1884/1885 patent marking is on the lower tang directly behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. Block mounted front sight with steel blade that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet and a military style folding leaf rear sight. Sling swivels are mounted on the barrel band and stock. Blue barrel and barrel band, and casehardened remaining parts, and mounted with a smooth full length walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate with compartment containing a five piece cleaning rod. The accompanying factory (and Cody firearms Museum Records Office sheet) verify the Musket configuration, caliber and that it was received in and shipped out of the warehouse on September 15, 1893 to order number 22833.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886-MusketBBL: 30 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 45/70 Govt.Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 82375

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The musket is completely original and shows only very minor storage wear. The barrel retains 98% plus original blue finish. There is some insignificant edge wear on the sides of the forearm cap and barrel band. The loading gate has 98% of the niter blue finish. The sides of the receiver have fiery case colors; the case colors on the top and bottom of the receiver are slightly more muted but remain over 95%. The case colors on the hammer are dark and there are several small age spots on the back of the lever. The bolt has 99% of the bright original high polish blue remaining. The buttplate has 95% of the casehardened finish with some very minor wear on the heel. The wood is excellent with a few scratches on the stock and some overall scattered minor dings and dents. This is an exceptional example of a Winchester Model 1886 Musket, the rarest of all the limited production Winchester lever action muskets.

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Historic 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3005: Historic 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Historic 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment Henry Lever Action RifleManufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., in April 1865 and issued to 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3rd VVI). This rifle is one of 627 Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department in 1865. It is identified by serial number as a 3rd VVI rifle on page 76 of "THE HISTORIC HENRY RIFLE" by Wiley Sword. The 3rd VVI rifles were part of a group of Henry, Sharps and Spencer rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department to arm the four Veteran Volunteer Infantry (VVI) regiments raised in early 1865. The VVI regiments were composed of veteran soldiers armed with the most advanced firearms who would act as a corps of elite infantry. As an incentive for enlistment, the VVI soldiers were permitted to retain their rifles when they mustered out of service. The VVI regiments were organized too late to see any significant action; the 3rd VVI was mustered out of Federal service at Camp Butler, Illinois in July 1866. Unlike the 900 Henry rifles purchased in December 1863 to arm the 1st D.C. Cavalry regiment which were stamped with "C.G.C." Ordnance inspection marks on the receiver and stock, the Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department in 1865 did not have government inspection marks. This rifle has the distinctive Henry brass receiver and buttplate and octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine. The barrel is blue, the hammer, trigger and lever are casehardened and the stock is straight grain American walnut. The rifle has the Second Style receiver without rear sight dovetail, late buttplate with sharply pointed heel, large diameter brass magazine follower and beveled follower cut in the receiver. The folding leaf rear sight is the final pattern with an elevator bar stop screw in the top of the leaf. The left side of the stock and barrel are fitted with a sling swivel and screw fastened loop for a sling hook. Although sling swivels and loops were special order items on early Henry rifles, they were standard features on late production rifles. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the larger Second Style legend "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN CT." that uses all serif (Roman) letters. The serial number matching "9300." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver and on the left side of the lower receiver tang, in the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate at the toe. The late style caphead buttplate and tang screws are correctly not serial numbered. Small (1-inch by 3/4 inch) rectangular metal plates are attached to both sides of the stock wrist by brass tacks and a diamond shaped plate is tacked to the right side of the stock comb. Each plate is decorated with well executed patterns of wavy lines. The plates appear to be reinforcements or repairs, but there is no visible stock damage. An oval nickel silver decorative inlay is fitted to the right side of the stock opposite the sling swivel.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch OctagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 9300

Condition Report: Good. The rifle is original with moderate handling wear. The blue finish on the barrel/magazine has aged to a smooth even, deep brown patina. The edges of the barrel are sharp and the New Haven Arms Co., legend is crisp. The front sight blade is missing. The rear sight is original to the rifle but the spring that keeps the blade in place is broken. The magazine sleeve at the end of the barrel has several shallow dents and typically shows more wear than the barrel. The brass receiver and buttplate have a good looking untouched patina that takes decades to acquire. The side plate joints are nearly perfect. The side plates have obviously never been removed from the rifle. The buttplate has a few minor dents and scratches, but has the same attractive patina as the receiver. The hammer retains traces of the original case colors. The casehardened finish on the trigger and lever has faded to a brown patina. The stock is in fine condition with the characteristic "bump" under the swivel with some scattered minor handling marks. The metal plates appear to have been added as period repairs. This is an attractive example of a late production, U.S. contract Henry rifle that is documented as being issued to the 3rd VVI.

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Fabulous Documented Winchester Special Order J. Ulrich Signed Engraved and Gold Winchester Model 1885 with Relief Carved Stock and Forend

Lot 3006: Fabulous Documented Winchester Special Order J. Ulrich Signed Engraved and Gold Winchester Model 1885 with Relief Carved Stock and Forend

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Description: Fabulous Documented Winchester Special Order J. Ulrich Signed Engraved and Gold Winchester Model 1885 with Relief Carved Stock and ForendThis is an unbelievable example of one of the finest and most impressive Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1885 single shot rifle that we have had the opportunity to sell. This superb rifle has been masterfully embellished and signed by one of Winchester's most prestigious and highly sought after and well known engravers; "J. Ulrich". This outstanding rifle features tons of a wide line gold borders, with beautiful highly detailed gold inlayed animal scenes and meticulous extremely fine English scroll engraving and to top it off, it has deluxe extra fancy hand carved walnut stock and forend. This fantastic rifle has been correctly signed: "ULRICH" in front of the set screw on the double set triggers. This fabulous rifle is also accompanied by a Winchester factory letter dated Dec 2006 that validates and verifies the exact configuration of this rifle as being 100% factory corrected. It has also been documentation page 173 of the "The Book Of Winchester Engraving: and also on page 141 of the book: "Winchester" An American Legend" both by R.L. Wilson. John Ulrich needs no introduction to the firearms community as his skill was unprecedented in the firearms industry in the early 1900s and even remains that way today. According to family tradition John Ulrich was taught the art/skill of engraving by his older brother Conrad Ulrich, who was taught by Gustave Young (the Masters-Master engraver) while both of them worked at the Colt factory. John Ulrich eventually began working for the Winchester factory in late 1869/70 and remained there working off an on for Winchester until his death in 1924. This exceptional rifle features a fabulous gold inlayed game scene on each side of the receiver that features a beautifully and highly detailed gold inlayed bull moose on the left side (Winchester vignette No. 9) and a large dall ram; (Winchester vignette No. 12), on the right side of the receiver. Each animal is perfectly inset into the metal and each one is perfectly sized and anatomically correct for the panel. Each panel features a forest or mountain game scene with each animal having an extremely high level of detail giving them a life-like appearance. The panel scenes also feature a highly detailed and meticulously engraved background scene. Each game scene is set in a oval picture panel that features a heavy gold line border. Around each panel it is further embellished with an extremely tight and highly detailed English scroll engraving with a small geometric border around the outer edges of the receiver. The upper tang behind the tang mounted peep sight there is a silver filled engraved intertwined initials "CWH". Additionally all the outside edges of the receiver, loading lever, upper and lower tang, being further engraved in a matching heavy inlayed gold line border. The rifle exhibits such an extensive amount of engraving that Ulrich even engraved the upper receiver ring, the breech and muzzle ends of the barrel, the top side of the breechblock, the entire upper area of the receiver behind the hammer slot, the sides of the loading lever and even on to the sides and base of the tang mounted peep sight. The Winchester factory letter notes that the cost of engraving on this rifle alone was "$60.00" in 1903! In addition to the gold inlayed animals the entire receiver has been inlayed with a wide line gold border that extends around the sides of the receiver, the top of the receiver ring, the top edges of the breech block, (which is casehardened), behind the hammer slot, completely around the rear of the receiver, the upper part of the loading lever, (to include the upper round area that rotates into the receiver), and the top of the buttplate. In addition to all that, both barrels which includes the factory original Winchester barrel and the spare barrel manufactured by "A.O. Zischang" have also been beautifully engraved on the breech and muzzle ends and both have also been inlayed with a double barrel band (silver and gold) on the breech end with a single inlayed gold band around the muzzle. As noted this beautiful rifle has been fitted with special order deluxe/fancy walnut stock and forend. Both sides of the stock and forend feature beautiful highly figured walnut with matching gain on each side. In addition both the stock and forend have been fully factory carved in a "B" coverage, (which is called out by the factory letter; however the actual coverage is closer to an A coverage) that consists of a extremely well laid out flowing vine and scroll pattern that covers the pistol grip area and 2/3 of each side of the forend. In addition the upper sides and over the top of the pistol grip, along with the underside and front 1/3 area of the forend have also been factory checkered in an extremely fine 22 line per inch checkering. The pistol grip is fitted with an original Winchester grip cap and a blue crescent steel buttplate that also exhibits matching engraving and gold inlayed border as noted above. The original barrel is a No. 3 full octagon that is marked on top "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A-." with the caliber markings "38-55" marked on the breech end in front of the receiver. As noted there is an additional/spare barrel that was manufactured by "A.O. Zischang", who like Harry Pope was one of the premier barrel makers and rifle shots during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This spare barrel is also a No. 3 weight that is 30 inches long in a half round-half octagon barrel configuration. It is chambered in a short .38 caliber cartridge (akin to a 38 special cartridge), however we have not been able to identify it. The barrel has an integral front sight base milled into the barrel which has been fitted with a Marbles No. 2 beaded front sight with no rear sight dovetail slot. Also the top barrel flat has been rolled with the Winchester milled/matte surface. It has been engraved on the left side: "--A-O-ZISCHANG--SYRACUSE--N-Y--", with the right side engraved: "--FLUID-STEEL-KRUPP-ESSEN--". Zischang, Pope and George Schoyen, all old world premier rifle barrel makers and target shooters have both been know to use German Krupp steel barrels. The barrel has six lands and grooves with no Winchester proof or acceptance markings The lower tang is marked with the original Winchester two line patent dates with the full serial number on the rear end of the tang. As noted it is fitted with the wide spaced double set triggers (both are functional) with the face of each triggers being factory checkered.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1885-RifleBBL: 30 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 38-55Finish: blue/gold line engravingGrips: Serial Number: 96428

Condition Report: Excellent with 97% of the original blue finish, showing some thinning of the blue area on the middle of the barrel where these rifles are normally picked up and handled. The gold and platinum inlays and the meticulous engraving is all intact and complete. The hammer, breechblock and loading lever all show 70% of their fading case colors (just due to their age). The spare barrel retains 99% of its blue finish overall with only minor edge or handling wear, and has probably never been installed on the rifle. The engraving and inlays are all excellent. The stock and forend are also excellent with the stock retaining 98% of its finish and the forend shows 60% of its factory varnish finish with wear mostly on the middle and front end from where the rifle has been handled and picked up over the years. Inside the forearm are two threaded screw retentions for the receiving side of a palm rest base which there is no exterior signs; maybe an after thought. The wood carving is excellent and the checkering on the stock is excellent with nice distinct sharp checkering on the forend showing some minor handling marks, again due to just how it was handled and picked up over the years. Notwithstanding that this is one of the most spectacular Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot rifles we have ever offered. Certainly a prime high end investment for the advanced Winchester or Single Shot collector.

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Early Production New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle with Three Digit Serial Number

Lot 3007: Early Production New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle with Three Digit Serial Number

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Description: Early Production New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle with Three Digit Serial NumberHenry Lever Action rifle manufactured during the third month of production, August 1862. The rifle has the distinctive Henry brass gunmetal receiver and buttplate and octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine. This very early production rifle has the first pattern receiver with dovetail mounted rear sight. The barrel lacks the alternate rear sight dovetail found on the majority of Henry rifles (a rifle with no barrel dovetail, Serial No. "393", is pictured on page 72 of "THE HENRY RIFLE" by Les Quick. The barrel has the second style square-back nickel silver front sight. The magazine has the first pattern small diameter cartridge follower and the receiver has the early straight cut follower slot. The rifle has the first style folding leaf rear sight with "1000" yard marking on the leaf below the center notch and "1" and "0" on either side of the sight base aperture. The receiver has the second pattern loading lever with lever latch introduced about serial number 400. The hammer has borderless knurling on the spur. The straight grain American walnut stock is not fitted with a sling swivel and the left side of the barrel lacks the screw fastened loop for a sling hook. The sling swivel and loop were extra cost, special order features on early-mid production Henry rifles. The brass buttplate has the first style rounded heel. The buttplate has a hinged trapdoor and the butt-trap contains the four-piece jointed steel buttplate furnished with Henry rifles around serial number 4000. The top barrel flat is roll stamped with the first style legend "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." The first style legend is shorter (approximately 2-17/32nd" inches long) and has Roman (serifed) letters except for the final "NEWHAVEN" in the second line which utilizes Gothic (block) letters. In the high 3000 serial number range a larger, 3-9/32inch legend was adopted that featured all Roman letters. The serial number "545" is located on: the top barrel flat immediately ahead of the receiver, the lower left side of the tang underneath the stock, the upper stock inlet, the inside of the buttplate heel, the shanks of the fitted buttplate screws and the shanks of the three tang screws. All of the visible serial numbers match. Although the Federal government purchased only about 1700 Henry rifles during the Civil War most of the Henry rifles manufactured between 1862 and 1865 are believed to have been privately purchased by individual Federal soldiers who wanted the advantage of a rimfire lever-action 15-shot magazine rifle. The Henry rifle was particularly popular with soldiers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan regiments. Following the Civil War, Henry rifles were equally popular in the frontier West. Archaeologists at the Little Big Horn battlefield recovered a substantial number of spent cartridges from Henry rifles used by Native American warriors. Civil War production Henry rifles, like this early example, are among the most historically significant 19th Century American firearms.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 545

Condition Report: Very good. This rifle displays wear consistent with field use but shows no abuse or neglect. The blue finish on the barrel and integral 15-shot magazine has aged to a very attractive plum-brown patina. The metal surfaces are smooth and free from rust or pitting. The edges of the barrel show light handling wear. The barrel legend and serial number are sharp. The loading gate is missing the cartridge follower retaining screw. The brass receiver has an attractive patina. The side plate joints are tight and free from pry marks. The receiver shows moderate handling wear with scattered light nicks and scratches and a series of shallow dents on the left front of the receiver and left side plate. The rear sight is complete, original to the rifle and has crisp markings. The brass buttplate has the same unpolished patina and moderate handling marks as the receiver. The stock is good overall with numerous minor handling marks that are typical of a working rifle that saw daily use. The walnut has a mellow patina and the fit of the stock to the receiver and buttplate is excellent. This is a good looking original example of an early1862 production rifle that very probably was used in the Civil War.

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Outstanding Beautiful Condition Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Sporting Rifle

Lot 3008: Outstanding Beautiful Condition Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Sporting Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Beautiful Condition Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Sporting RifleThis is an exceptional example of a very early production, Deluxe Winchester Model 1895 Fancy Sporting Rifle with highly figured, checkered, burl walnut, stock and forearm as manufactured in 1904. This beautiful rifle is also fitted with a deluxe, burl walnut forend, that also has the same/matching finely checkered panels on three sides, that matches the buttstock perfectly. Both the stock and forearm have the Winchester high polished, hand rubbed, wood varnish. The rifle fitted with a 28 inch barrel that has the integral front sight, lugs/base mounted on the barrel with a single silver blade front sight and a Winchester sporting adjustable rear sight. The receiver is marked with the Winchester two line, factory address and patent dates that ends in 98. The left side of the barrel is stamped in two lines: "- NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER", with the caliber designation: "30 U.S." stamped on top in front of the receiver ring. The upper receiver tang is stamped in two lines: "WINCHESTER/-MODEL 1895-" with the serial number "46819" stamped on the lower receiver tang. The rifle has a beautiful blue finish with a hand rubbed stock and forend varnish finish with a color case hardened buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 30 ARMYFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 46819

Condition Report: Excellent condition with 99% of the original blue finish with just a hint of minor flaking on top of the receiver ring and the tail end of the lower tang. The balance of the metal finish is exceptional. The stock and forend are the same with 98% of the original stock varnish with some minor rub marks on the right side of the buttstock mixed with some minor handling marks/scratches. The buttplate and hammer retain 98% of their case colors. This is a fabulous, highly desirable rifle in beautiful condition with all the screws untouched with some old dried grease at the junction of the barrel and forend.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

Lot 3009: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action MusketManufactured in 1903. The musket features a 30-inch round barrel, 27-inch magazine, full length forend with three barrel bands, military style, folding leaf rear sight graduated to 800 yards and carbine style buttplate with sliding brass trap. The middle barrel band and butt are fitted with sling swivels. Third Model with integrally machined dust cover guide rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The top of the barrel is marked: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber designation: "44 W.C.F" is located between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is marked on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The top of the receiver tang is marked "-MODEL.1873.-" and the lower tang is marked with the serial number. The barrel, receiver and barrel bands have the Winchester high-polish blue finish. The hammer, trigger, loading lever and butt plate are casehardened with vivid colors. The bolt and loading gate have a fire-blue finish. The walnut stock and forend are oil-finished. Five piece cleaning rod in butt.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 30 inchStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 570798B

Condition Report: Excellent plus. All metal surfaces retain 99% bright original blue finish showing only the slightest collector type handling marks. The casehardened components exhibit wonderful vibrant original colors. The loading lever retains all its original niter blue finish. The wood is excellent and shows only storage type pressure marks. Overall an excellent original as-issued Winchester Model 1873 musket in near mint condition.

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Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Musket with Factory Letter

Lot 3010: Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Musket with Factory Letter

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Description: Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Musket with Factory LetterManufactured in 1875. The Third Style musket has the serial number located on the lower tang behind the trigger and receiver with flare at the junction with the forearm. The musket has the distinctive features that include a 27 inch round barrel, 24 inch magazine, 17 inch forearm, block style front sight base that serves as a base for a socket bayonet, three barrel bands, carbine style buttplate and sling loops located on the middle barrel band and stock. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door with trap that contains a four piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel has a non-standard folding leaf rear sight with external spring. The sight features a small 1 5/16 inch long sight leaf with un-numbered range graduations. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS-NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "128445" is stamped in block numerals on the lower tang behind the trigger. The musket has a full nickel plated finish with varnished straight grain American walnut stock and forearm. The receiver, cartridge elevator and buttplate heel are decorated with Winchester Style 2 engraving. The engraving features Germanic scrollwork on a punch dot background with scallop and dot borders. The right side plate is engraved with an open inscription scroll and the left side plate has a detailed white tail buck in a round panel. Identical engraving identified as the work of John Conrad or Herman Ulrich is illustrated on page 78 of THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING by R.L. Wilson. A nickel plated Winchester 1866 Musket with similar Ulrich engraving (serial no. 134957) is pictured on page 77 of THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING. The combination of factory engraving and nickel plating on a Winchester 1866 Musket is rare. The accompanying factory letter verifies the musket configuration, engraved, nickel plated, that it was received in the warehouse on February 11, 1876 and shipped to order number 2726 on February 25, 1876.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 inch roundStock: varnished walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 128445

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The musket retains more than 95% of the period, possibly retailer, applied nickel plated finish. The nickel plating has dulled slightly from age but finish loss is limited to some flaking on the lower sling swivel and some scattered age spots on the buttplate. The receiver is excellent overall with some minor dents on the forward edge of the loading gate and adjacent areas of the receiver. The side plate joints are tight. The engraving is crisp and deep. The barrel legend is sharp. The stock and forearm are very good overall and retain 90% of the varnish finish with some scattered minor handling and storage marks. This is an attractive example of a rare and very desirable nickel plated Winchester 1866 Musket with Ulrich pattern factory engraving.

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Excellent Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Half Octagon Barrel and Casehardened Receiver

Lot 3011: Excellent Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Half Octagon Barrel and Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Excellent Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Half Octagon Barrel and Casehardened ReceiverWinchester Model 1886 rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as "Caliber:38/56", "Barrel Type: 1/2 Octagon", "Trigger: Plain", and "Shotgun butt". It states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 21, 1888. The rifle has a blue barrel, full length magazine and steel shotgun buttplate. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever are casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and sporting style buckhorn rear sight. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line Winchester legend "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight. "38-56 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat at the breech. "-MODEL 1886-" is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The lower receiver tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and has the serial number, "14538" roll-stamped in script numerals ahead of the tang screw.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch part octagonStock: walnutGauge: 38-56 WCFFinish: blue/case-hardenedGrips: Serial Number: 14538

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 95% of the original blue and casehardened finish. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine shows only very minor edge wear. 90% of the blue finish on the bolt remains. The buttplate has some rust on the heel and scattered surface discoloration and retains about 40% of the blue finish. The loading gate has a mottled gray patina. The receiver has 85% plus vivid case colors. The case colors on the hammer and lever are subdued but remain 90%. The markings on the barrel and receiver are crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent overall, wear is limited to a few scattered, minor, handling marks. This is an excellent example of a special order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with desirable features and casehardened receiver.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Documentation

Lot 3012: Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Documentation

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory DocumentationThis is an exceptional example of an early production, Deluxe Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Fancy Lever Action Rifle with highly figured, checkered, burl walnut stock and forearm. The Cody Firearm Museum letter that accompanies the rifle states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 2, 1899. The letter also states that the rifle had a "fancy checkered stock, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, in .30 Caliber". This beautiful rifle is also fitted with a deluxe burl walnut forend, that also has matching finely checkered panels on three sides. Both the stock and forearm have the Winchester high polished hand rubbed wood varnish. The rifle is fitted with a 28 inch barrel that has the integral front sight, lugs/base mounted on the barrel with a single silver blade front sight and a Winchester sporting adjustable rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "- NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER", with the caliber designation: "30 U.S." stamped on top in front of the receiver ring. The Winchester factory legend/patent markings are stamped on the left side of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is stamped "WINCHESTER/-MODEL 1895-" and the serial number "20963" stamped on the lower receiver tang.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30 U.S.Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 20963

Condition Report: Excellent with 95% plus of the original blue finish overall showing only minor wear on the front end of the cocking lever, and inside the loop. The excellent stock and forend retain most of their original Winchester factory varnish with only some minor handling marks and on the sides and under side. The checkering is also excellent with distinct checkering on overall with only some minor handling marks. The wood to metal fit is excellent. An excellent high end factory documented Deluxe Winchester model 1895 lever action rifle in the desirable .30 US.

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Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Nickel Plated Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3013: Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Nickel Plated Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Nickel Plated Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterRare factory nickel plated Winchester Model 1873 rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes the rifle features as: caliber 38 with octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock and pistol grip, Lyman leaf sights and nickel finish. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on October 25, 1884. The rifle has a full nickel plated finish with 24 inch octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight and buckhorn sporting rear sight. The Third Model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The top of the receiver has the step found on .38, .32 and .22 caliber rifles and the upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The crescent buttplate has a sliding trapdoor. The butt trap contains the correct jointed steel ramrod with brass tip. The forearm and pistol grip stock are special order deluxe fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish and Winchester Style H checkering. The pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The top barrel flat is roll stamped "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "38 CAL." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. "38 CAL" is stamped in script on the nickel-plated cartridge elevator. "-MODEL. 1873.-" is roll stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices on either end of the marking. The serial number "165387/A" is stamped in script numerals across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. Model 1873 rifles with a full nickel plated finish and deluxe stock and forearm are scarce. In WINCHESTER NEW MODEL OF 1873, author James Gordon states that his survey of over 3,800 Winchester Model 1873s found only about 90 rifles with a full nickel plated finish and that approximately one-third of the full nickel plated rifles had deluxe stocks and forearms.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 38-40 WCFFinish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 165387A

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% of the original nickel plated finish with several small spots of flaking on the top and right side of the barrel near the muzzle. The receiver has nearly all of the nickel plating; wear is limited to several very minor areas of flaking on the edges of the side plates and some scattered age texture. The edges of the buttplate heel and toe have some minor finish wear. The stock and forearm are both excellent overall and retain more than 90% of the high polish piano finish. The checkered panels are excellent with minor handling wear. All of the markings are clear. The rifle is in excellent mechanical condition. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 1873 rifle with full factory nickel plating and deluxe stock and forearm.

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

Lot 3014: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action MusketThis is an extraordinary Winchester Model 1866 musket that was manufactured in 1877. This Model 1866 musket has the distinctive 27 inch round barrel with 24 inch magazine and 17 inch walnut forearm secured by two barrel bands. A bayonet lug for a sword bayonet is mounted on the right side of the front barrel band. The stock has carbine style brass buttplates with sliding trap door. Factory sling swivels are mounted on the upper barrel band and stock. The barrel has block front sight base with steel blade, and folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notches and screw stops for the elevation bars. In addition to the distinctive Model 1866 brass (gunmetal) frame and carbine style buttplate, the musket has a blue barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate, with casehardened hammer, trigger and lever. The straight grain American walnut stock and forearm are oil finished. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING"S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH. 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number "148255" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. Comes with the original jointed steel cleaning rod in the butt trap. This musket is consecutively serial numbered to the following Model 1866 Musket.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 148255

Condition Report: Excellent to near new showing only very limited storage wear. The barrel, magazine and barrel bands retain 98% or more of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the niter blue finish is present on the loading gate, the rear sight spring and the rear sight elevator bar. The hammer, trigger and lever retain 99% of the muted case colors. The brass frame is exceptional. The side plate joints are perfect and the buttplate is in the same pristine condition as the receiver. The barrel legend and serial number are perfect. The wood is excellent plus and show only slight handling wear.

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

Lot 3015: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action MusketThis is an extraordinary Winchester Model 1866 musket that was manufactured in 1877. This Model 1866 musket has the distinctive 27 inch round barrel with 24 inch magazine and 17 inch walnut forearm secured by two barrel bands. A bayonet lug for a sword bayonet is mounted on the right side of the front barrel band. The stock has carbine style brass buttplates with sliding trap door. Factory sling swivels are mounted on the upper barrel band and stock. The barrel has block front sight base with steel blade, and folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notches and screw stops for the elevation bars. In addition to the distinctive Model 1866 brass (gunmetal) frame and carbine style buttplate, the musket has a blue barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate, with casehardened hammer, trigger and lever. The straight grain American walnut stock and forearm are oil finished. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING"S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH. 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number "148256" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. This musket is consecutively serial numbered to the previous Model 1866 Musket.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 148256

Condition Report: Excellent to near new showing only very limited storage wear. The barrel, magazine and barrel bands retain 98% or more of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the niter blue finish is present on the loading gate, the rear sight spring and the rear sight elevator bar. The hammer, trigger and lever retain 99% of the muted case colors. The brass frame is exceptional. The side plate joints are perfect and the buttplate is in the same pristine condition as the receiver. The barrel legend and serial number are perfect. The wood is excellent plus and show only slight handling wear. Consecutively serial numbered Winchester rifles of any type are scarce and desirable.

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Near New Pair of Consecutively Serial Numbered Winchester Model 1866 Muskets

Lot 3016: Near New Pair of Consecutively Serial Numbered Winchester Model 1866 Muskets

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Description: Near New Pair of Consecutively Serial Numbered Winchester Model 1866 MusketsThis Lot includes Lots 3014 and 3015. Bidding will start at one bid increment above the total bids of the cumulative lots. If there are no bids above the cumulative lot total for the collection the individual bids on each item will be considered final. If there is a bid above the cumulative total the individual bids will be rejected and the highest bid as a collection will stand. A rare opportunity to own two rare consecutively serial numbered high conditioned Winchester 1866 Muskets!Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 148255

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

Lot 3017: Exceptional Documented Deluxe Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Exceptional Documented Deluxe Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express Rifle with Factory LetterThe factory letter describes the rifle as express caliber with 1/2 octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock and pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, casehardened with sling swivel and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 8, 1882. The half octagon barrel, dust cover and loading gate are blue. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever, and shotgun buttplate are casehardened. The extra finish walnut forearm and pistol grip stock have Style H checkering with a low luster oiled finish. The bottom of the stock pistol grip has an ebony insert. The Second Model receiver has a screw fastened dust cover guide rail and a dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a dovetail mounted Winchester Express front sight and a folding leaf rear sight marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. A folding Lyman Combination Tang Peep Sight with "JAN.26.79" patent date is factory mounted on the upper tang. The forearm cap and stock are fitted with factory sling swivels. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT../KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "50-CAL." is stamped on the top barrel flat ahead of the receiver. The top of the dust cover is marked "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/50 CAL. 95 GNS." "50-95" is stamped in script numerals on the brass cartridge elevator. The serial number "24227" is stamped in small numerals across the lower tang behind the lever latch.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch half octagonStock: deluxe walnut checkeredGauge: 50-95 Winchester ExpressFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 24227

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel has 85% of the original blue finish with some light edge wear on the high points and muzzle and a small area where the finish has lifted on the upper right side. The dust cover and loading gate retain at least 85% of the bright blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever have 60% plus of the casehardened finish. The case colors have faded slightly. There are several small spots of shallow pitting on the left side of the receiver and side plate. The buttplate has 80% of case colors. The brass cartridge elevator has a mellow untouched patina. The markings on the barrel and dust cover are crisp. The stock and forearm are very good. The checkered panels show light handling wear with scattered scratches on the stock and forearm. This is an exceptional example of a scarce Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1876, .50 Express rifle.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3018: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring CarbineThis is a fine example of a Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine that was manufactured in 1876. The carbine has the standard 20 inch round barrel secured by two bands with the barrel fitted with the standard two-leaf pattern carbine rear sight that is marked with graduations for 100, 300 and 500 yards. The early style front sight is mounted on the front barrel band. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860" in two lines between lower barrel band and the rear sight. It has the brass receiver with the saddle ring and staple mounted on the left sides. The script serial number is located behind the trigger. It is fitted with the small loop loading lever with the dished loading gate. It is fitted with the correct carbine forend and buttstock with the brass carbine buttplate and the sliding trap door, which holds the brass-tipped three-piece cleaning rod. The four-piece, steel, brass tipped cleaning rod is present in the butt trap. It has the blued barrel with oil-finished walnut stock and forend.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 128227

Condition Report: Fine condition with most of a brown patina finish on the barrel and magazine tube. The loading lever and hammer also show the same attractive brown patina overall with the middle section of the lower portion of the loading lever having an old, old repair. The stock and forend are both in very fine condition with a 2 inch crack on the right side of the stock starting at the rear of the receiver. The brass receiver and side plates show their old, attractive mustard brown patina color overall with tight fitting side plates. A very nice looking, original Winchester Model 1866 SRC.

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Fine Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3019: Fine Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Fine Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterSecond Model manufactured in 1880 with the dust cover rail secured to the receiver with two screws and dust cover with the oval thumb print. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN.CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight, the upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1876." and the serial number is on the lower tang. It's equipped with a special order Lyman folding combination front sight and a folding leaf sporting rear sight graduated to "10". The rifle is finished blue with a casehardened forend cap, hammer, lever and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate and sling swivel. There is also a sling swivel factory mounted on the forend cap. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 45/75 caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, and that it was received in and shipped out of the warehouse on September 9, 1880 to order number 21740.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 45-75Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 10432

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 50% plus of the original blue finish with high point and handling wear, and some spots where the finish has flaked. The receiver and dust cover retain 60% of the original blue finish with wear on contact points and the side plate edges and scattered patches of light pitting. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain large amounts of the original case colors with scattered patches of discoloration. The wood has been lightly sanded and reoiled, and are good overall with a few minor handling marks. This is a good original example of a scarce and very desirable Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3020: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1905. The barrel has a Lyman blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight with the two line marked on top ahead of the rear sight, the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking on the rear left side and "33 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three line Model 1886 trademark information and has a peep sight. The Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The half magazine has the 1893 patent date on the takedown latch. The lower tang is marked with the two line patent date and the serial number. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. The forearm and pistol grip stock feature multi-point checkering, a Winchester hard rubber grip cap and a crescent buttplate. The number "8/611" is stamped behind the pistol grip.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 136496

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 80% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The hammer and lever retain 40% original case colors. A couple of patches of deep pitting are present on the buttplate. The wood is fine showing some minor pressure dents and a number of minor scratches with some worn checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Deluxe Special Order Winchester Third Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Heavy Barrel and Factory Letter

Lot 3021: Fine Deluxe Special Order Winchester Third Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Heavy Barrel and Factory Letter

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Description: Fine Deluxe Special Order Winchester Third Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Heavy Barrel and Factory LetterWinchester Model 1876 Lever-Action rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter lists the rifle features as: 40/60 caliber, Set Trigger, Checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine (Button) and Casehardened. The letter states that the rife was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on June 17, 1886, as order number 20979 and on July 21, 1886, as order number 7502. The rifle has a blued barrel, loading gate and dust cover. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grain walnut with Style H checkering and a high polish piano finish. The pistol grip has a bone or ebony inlay. The Cody letter states that this rifle was originally fitted with a 24-inch octagon barrel. The rifle has a rare heavy-weight half-round/half-octagon barrel. The finish and patina on the barrel match the finish and patina on the other rifle components perfectly. The half-round barrel was probably installed by Winchester under order number 7502 in July 1886. The barrel has an Express style front sight and a dovetail mounted base for a folding rear sight. A folding combination peep sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The receiver has a Winchester single set trigger. The Third Model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and a dust cover with serrated edges. The top barrel flat is roll stamped "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCT.16.1860." ahead of the rear sight base and "CAL. 40-60" just ahead of the receiver. "40-60" is stamped in script numerals on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The serial number "45597" is stamped in tiny numerals across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch part octagonStock: walnut checkeredGauge: 40-60 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 45597

Condition Report: Fine. The rifle retains 30% of the blue finish. The balance of the blue finish on the barrel has aged to a smooth plum-colored patina. The Winchester legend and caliber designation are clear. The colored insert is missing from the front sight blade and the rear sight base is missing the leaf. The receiver, hammer and lever retain traces of the original casehardened finish; the case colors have faded and the high points have silvered. The case colors on the forearm cap and buttplate show more wear and have patches of dark age discoloration. The loading gate retains most of the original blue finish. The blue on the dust cover has faded to a plum patina. The highly figured, fancy grain stock and forearm are good and retain nearly 60% of the piano finish. Most of the finish wear is concentrated on the forearm. The checkered panels show handling wear but remain very good. Both the stock and forearm have numerous minor handling marks. This is a fine example of a scarce Deluxe Special Order Third Model Winchester 1876 Rifle.

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Rare and Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1892 44 WCF Smooth Bore Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3022: Rare and Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1892 44 WCF Smooth Bore Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Rare and Desirable Special Order Winchester Model 1892 44 WCF Smooth Bore Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineThis is a truly unique Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with three special order features that was manufactured in 1915. The unique special order features on this carbine are the smooth bore 44 W.C.F. chambering. The actual bore diameter measures .420, so that indicates the barrel was never rifled by the factory validating the authenticity of this barrel, it has a half length or button magazine and it is fitted with a very rare short yardage Winchester Express rear sight. This sight is rarely encountered and is calibrated for 50, 100 and 200 yards, with each sight leaf having a small platinum sighting line. The left side of the receiver is fitted with a factory saddle ring and staple. The top left side of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884.", with the caliber designation "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The rear of the barrel and top of the receiver are stamped with the oval Winchester "W/P" proofmark. The serial number, "770947" is stamped on the underside of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever, and mounted with a smooth beautiful straight grain forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. No records are available to writer at time of description, but the gun is undoubtedly original!Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1892-RifleBBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 770947

Condition Report: Excellent. The carbine retains 85% plus of the original blue finish showing a slight amount of blue flaking off on the front underside and top receiver ring of the action and barrel band. The barrel retains 98% of its original factory blue finish. The lever and hammer retain 50% of its original factory case colors. The wood is excellent with nearly all of the original factory varnish and showing some minor handling marks, with a tight wood to metal fit. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Excellent Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3023: Excellent Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Excellent Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1903, the first non-detachable box magazine rifle offered by Winchester. The left side of the barrel is marked "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" and "30 U.S." is stamped on top of the barrel in front of the receiver. The left side of the action is marked with the two line address and patent dates. The upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895" and the serial number "41902" is stamped across the lower tang under the lever. Fitted with fancy walnut checkered Schnabel forearm with an ebony forend insert and checkered straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. This rifle features an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight with the patent date on the thumb slider and a split front sight base with brass blade insert.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895-RifleBBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30 U.S.Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 41902

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus original bright blue finish showing some scattered light scratches and sharp edge wear on the receiver, the bottom of the magazine box and lever. The markings are crisp and clear. The wood is also excellent showing minor wear with a beautiful grain pattern and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3024: Outstanding Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Outstanding Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action RifleThis Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in circa 1899. The rifle has a full-octagon barrel, full-length magazine and crescent buttplate. The barrel has a Sheard front sight with gold bead and a sporting style rear sight with screw-adjustable center insert. A Lyman "D-DA" rear sight with locking lever is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The rifle has a blue barrel, magazine, forearm cap and bolt with niter blue extractor and loading gate. The hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are oil-finished straight grain American walnut. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.-NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 21. 1894-" ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. The caliber designation "32 W.S." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER -/PAT AUG 21 1894". The serial number "152621" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 32 W.S.Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 152621

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle retains 99% plus of the original blue finish overall. Wear is limited to several very minor scuff marks on the sides of the forearm cap and traces of edge wear on the sides and bottom of the receiver. The hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate retain at least 98% of the muted case colors. The stock and forearm are excellent and retain 98% of the oil finish; wear is limited to a few scattered handling and storage marks. The action is in excellent mechanical condition.

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Rare, New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Third Model Winchester 1866 Saddle-Ring Carbine

Lot 3025: Rare, New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Third Model Winchester 1866 Saddle-Ring Carbine

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Description: Rare, New York Engraved, Nickel-Plated, Third Model Winchester 1866 Saddle-Ring CarbineModel 1866 Winchester carbine manufactured in 1869. This carbine has the Third Model receiver profile and serial number, "45658" stamped in block letters on the lower tang behind the trigger. The barrel and magazine are blued and the barrel bands, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are nickel-plated. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The carbine has un-matted scroll engraving on the receiver top, sides and bottom, upper and lower tang, cartridge elevator, bottom of the lever, barrel bands, and buttplate heel. Standard Winchester engraving was generally limited to the receiver, buttplate and forend. Additional coverage is rare. The forward portions of both sides of the receiver are engraved with distinctive, heart-shaped, motifs. A nickel-plated Model 1866 carbine, serial number 48311, with similar heart-shaped motifs and extra engraving coverage is pictured and described on page 82 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis. This carbine has the early style upper barrel band with integral front sight blade, non-adjustable, two-leaf rear sight with apertures marked "1", "3" and "5". A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The crescent buttplate has a hinged trap. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were generally considered to be working guns an are seldom encountered with engraving or special finishes. A nickel-plated, engraved, Model 1866 Carbine like this example is very rare.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 InchStock: varnished walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: blue/nickelGrips: Serial Number: 45658

Condition Report: Very fine. The carbine retains 75% of the nickel-plated finish. Most of the plated finish is present on the receiver. Wear is concentrated on the buttplate, lever, hammer and barrel bands. There is some deep pitting on the knurled portion of the hammer spur. The barrel and magazine have a deep brown patina with some scattered age spotting. There is some light pitting on the barrel at the muzzle and the end of the magazine. Traces of the original niter blue finish are present on the loading gate. The expertly executed engraving is deep and crisp. The stock and forearm are in very good overall condition. The stock is in fine condition with only very limited handling wear. The forearm, typically, has more wear with several shallow dents and scratches on the left side and a small chip in the right side of the barrel channel below the rear sight. This is an attractive example of a New York Engraved and nickel-plated Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine.

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Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle in 50 Express

Lot 3026: Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle in 50 Express

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Description: Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Take-Down Rifle in 50 ExpressThis is an exceptional example of a deluxe special order Winchester Model 1886 takedown rifle as manufactured in late 1921, almost at the end of the standard production range for these big rifles. This rifle is somewhat unusual in that it only has a few special order features, which is rare in itself, and are: (1) take down barrel/receiver and, (2) a shotgun style butt stock with shotgun style hard rubber buttplate with the circular Winchester logo in the center. The rear sight is filled with a blank plate and it is fitted with a ivory tipped bead front sight and a late production, unmarked tang mount peep sight with the long knurled staff and of course the "50 Express" caliber. The unusual aspects of this rifle is that with these special order features the walnut stock and forend are both plain, non-figured walnut. The rifle has an all blued finish to include the hammer and cocking lever. The octagon barrel is stamped in two-lines: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" with the caliber markings of "50 EX." in front of the receiver. Again this is an unusual caliber for such a late production rifle since they had already introduced the new smokeless powder cartridges. The lower rear receiver tang is serial numbered, "158564".Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 50 expressFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 158564

Condition Report: Very fine with 95% of the original blue finish with wear/blue loss on the underside and top receiver ring of the receiver where it has been carried, and some light blue wear on the sides of the nosecap and magazine tube where it was rotated for takedown. The stock is very fine plus with 95% of the original Winchester factory varnish showing minor handling marks with the forend having 85% varnish showing numerous small pressure dents/scratches on the sides. A very nice looking all original late production Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle in the "Big 50 Express" cartridge.

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Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Take Down Fancy Sporting Rifle

Lot 3027: Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Take Down Fancy Sporting Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Take Down Fancy Sporting RifleThis is an excellent example of a Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Take Down rifle that was manufactured in 1919. The rifle has a 26 inch octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a Lyman "Hunting Front Sight" with ivory bead and sporting style rear sight with flat-top profile. A 1905 Lyman folding combination sight with locking button is mounted on the upper tang. The rifle has a blue finish with color casehardened hammer and lever. The stock and forearm are highly figured, deluxe, fancy grain walnut with 'Style H' checkering. The stock has a crescent steel buttplate and a black, hard rubber, pistol grip cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.". The left barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED.AUGUST 21, 1894" ahead of the rear sight. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER -30 W.C.F." is roll- stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. The Winchester "oval/VP" proofmark is stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The serial number "880447" is stamped across the underside of the frame.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inchStock: deluxe highly figured walnut checkeredGauge: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 880447

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The rifle is completely original and retains 97% plus of the original blue finish. The only significant wear is some thinning in the finish on the bottom of the take-down collar, forward edge of the receiver and on the edges and bottom of the crescent buttplate. The hammer and lever have nearly all of the muted case colors. The barrel markings are extremely sharp. The fancy grain stock and forearm are both in excellent plus condition. The checkered panels are sharp and nearly all of the high polish piano finish remains. The only significant wear is several very light scratches on the underside of the stock between the pistol grip and buttplate and several larger scratches on the left side of the forearm behind the checkered panel. This is an exceptional example of a Special Order, Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle.

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

Lot 3028: Rare Documented Special Order Westley Richards Marked Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Casehardened Receiver and English Express Sights

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

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

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Rare Nickel-Plated Winchester Model 1866 Musket

Lot 3029: Rare Nickel-Plated Winchester Model 1866 Musket

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Description: Rare Nickel-Plated Winchester Model 1866 MusketThis 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 with straight grain American walnut stock and forearm. The musket has the distinctive features that include: 27 inch round barrel with 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 trap door 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." in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number "34699 B" is stamped in block letters behind the trigger.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 27 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 RFFinish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 34699

Condition Report: 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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Exceptionally Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

Lot 3030: Exceptionally Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Exceptionally Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action MusketThis is a fine example of a very rare Winchester Model 1892 lever action musket as manufactured in late 1912. It is estimated that less than 1% of the total Model 1892 production was in the musket configuration with most examples being manufactured in the 1906-1913 time frame. These were primarily made for the various foreign markets such as England, Canada and even South America. These muskets all feature a 30 inch barrel with full length forend fitted with three barrel bands, a straight grip stock, carbine buttplate, cleaning rod compartment (cleaning rod not included) and sling swivel on the stock and middle barrel band. The left side of the barrel is marked with the Winchester factory two line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight with the breech end marked "44 W.C.F.". The barrel and receiver both have the correct factory "WP" proofmarks inside a small oval. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the serial number appears on the bottom of the receiver. Blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 30 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 682662

Condition Report: Fine with 50% of the original blue finish overall. The left side and top area of the receiver have some minor fine erosion. The stock and forend are very fine with nice original finish overall with minor/light handling marks on the sides, with a nice tight fit on the wood to metal. A nice original and untouched example of a very scarce Winchester Model 1892 Musket.

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Desirable Winchester 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3031: Desirable Winchester 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Desirable Winchester 1866 Saddle Ring CarbineThis is a solid original example of a Winchester 1866 carbine that was manufactured in 1886. This carbine has the Fourth Model features which include: flared receiver at the junction with the forearm, less pronounced curve in the receiver profile near the hammer, iron carbine style buttplate and serial number located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The carbine has the distinctive Model 1866 brass (gunmetal) frame, blue barrel, magazine and barrel bands and casehardened hammer, lever and trigger. The stock and forearm are straight grain, oil-finished American walnut. The block mounted steel blade front sight is located behind the upper barrel band. The late pattern folding leaf rear sight is graduated to 900 yards ("9") and marked "1873" near the top of the leaf. A staple fastened saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The iron buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The top of the barrel is roll stamped "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "44 R.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the frame. "44 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The serial number "165704" is stamped on the lower tang.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1866BBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44 rimfireFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 165704

Condition Report: Very good plus. The carbine is all original and has an attractive deep brown patina on the barrel and barrel bands, magazine, loading gate, hammer lever, trigger and buttplate. The receiver is in very good overall condition and has an attractive age patina. Receiver wear is limited to some scattered, minor scratches and handling marks and some scattered spots of age discoloration. The barrel and receiver markings are sharp. The lever latch is missing from the lower tang. The stock and forearm have an attractive aged patina and are in fine condition with scattered, minor handling and storage marks. This is a highly desirable example of a late production, Winchester Model 1866 carbine which has the desirable fresh "out of the attic" appearance!

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Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3032: Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Excellent Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring CarbineThe Model 1895 was the first lever action rifle manufactured by Winchester equipped with a box magazine. This carbine was manufactured in early 1914 and features a pinned Lyman blade front sight and a folding rear sight graduated to 1,800 yards. Contoured side frame with the saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side. The left side of the receiver is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates and the top of the receiver ring is marked with the Winchester oval proof and "30/ARMY". The upper tang is marked with the three line model, maker, trademark marking and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth military style forearm with grasping grooves and handguard secured by a barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895-CarbineBBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30 ARMYFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 79072

Condition Report: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% of the original bright blue finish with some minor wear and very minor pitting on the muzzle and a few minor scratches. The receiver retains 90% blue with the balance a smooth plum patina mixed with streaks of original blue and high edge wear. The bolt retains 70% bright original finish with large areas flaked to a smooth brown patina. The magazine retains 80% original finish with loss due to cycling the action and the lever retains 75% original finish with the balance a smooth dark patina. The wood is excellent with a few overall scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are sharp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3033: Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleThis is an exceptional original example of a Winchester Model 1876 rifle that was manufactured in 1882. This standard configuration rifle has a blue barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain, oil finished American walnut. The full octagon barrel has the standard sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and folding leaf rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1876" on the top of the leaf. The receiver has the Third Model integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The loading gate has a fiery niter blue finish. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The rifle is chambered for the standard .45-75 cartridge and has no caliber markings on the barrel or cartridge elevator. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S- REPEATING ARMS.NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1865. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "{MODEL 1876}" is roll stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices on either end of the marking. The serial number "33924" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. Nicknamed the "Centennial Model" for the year of introduction, the Model 1876 was designed as a lever action repeating rifle capable of handling large caliber cartridges. The Model 1876 was a popular big game rifle and was enthusiastically endorsed by hunter, out-doorsman and future President Theodore Roosevelt.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 45-75Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 33924

Condition Report: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains at 95% plus of the original blue overall. 95% blue finish is present on the barrel which shows only traces of edge wear. The barrel legend is extremely sharp. The finish on the bottom of the magazine and forearm cap show some very minor handling wear; the blue thinning slightly with traces of plum brown patina. Most of the high polish blue finish is present of the receiver and side plates which show only traces of edge wear and minimal handling marks. The only significant finish loss is on the rear quarter of the dust cover. The loading gate retains 90% of the fire blue finish. The heel of the buttplate retains most of the blue finish while the bottom shows light wear and has 60% of the blue finish. 85% of the muted case colors are present on the hammer and lever. The stock and forearm are excellent; nearly all the original oil finish remains intact and wear is limited to a few very insignificant storage marks. Standard configuration Model 1876 rifles were purchased as working firearms and typically show hard use. This is an exceptional example of a standard configuration of a Model 1876 "Centennial Rifle" that remains in truly exceptional original condition.

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Documented Factory Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Take-Down Rifle with Letter

Lot 3034: Documented Factory Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Take-Down Rifle with Letter

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Description: Documented Factory Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Take-Down Rifle with LetterWinchester Model 1886 Deluxe. Caliber 33 WCF, Extra Light-Weight Take-Down Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The Cody letter lists the rifle features as: (1) "33 caliber". (2) "Barrel Shape: Round", (3) "Plain trigger", (4) "Fancy Checkered Stock", (5) "Sights: Lyman front, Lyman rear", (6) "Blank in rear seat", (7) "1/2 magazine", (8) Shotgun butt with rubber buttplate", (9) "Takedown", and (10) "Engraved $4.00, substitute Vignette #3 and #12". The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on July 6, 1908. The rifle has a blue finish with color casehardened hammer and lever. The forearm cap, top of the barrel at the junction with the receiver, sides, top and bottom or the receiver and upper tang are factory engraved with a variation of the Winchester Style 9 engraving illustrated on page 219 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The left side of the receiver is engraved with a vignette of a grizzly bear and the right side is engraved with the vignette of a bighorn sheep (Vignettes # 3 and #12 on page 221 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING). The stock and forearm are deluxe, fancy grain walnut with Style H checkering and a subdued piano finish. The stock has a black, hard rubber, checkered, shotgun style buttplate with the Winchester logo embossed in the center. The barrel has a Lyman "Hunting front sight" with colored bead and a factory blank in the rear sight dove-tail. A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. OCT. 14. 1884. JAN. 20.1885." in two-lines ahead of the rear sight dovetail and "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" in two-lines behind it. The caliber designation "33 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel immediately ahead of the take-down collar. The lower tang is roll-stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and the serial number "144701" behind the rear tang screws.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 24 InchStock: fancy walnut checkered straight gripGauge: 33 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 144701

Condition Report: Very fine as period refinished. The rifle retains 95% of the blue and casehardened finish. There are several shallow scratches and some very light finish wear on the right side of the receiver and takedown collar near the bighorn sheep vignette. The blue finish on the left side of the take down collar is thin. The case colors on the hammer and lever are bright. The stock and forearm are both in very fine condition. The stock has some finish loss on the wrist at the junction with the receiver and some scattered and very minor handling marks. The forearm shows handling wear at the junction with the take-down collar and retains about 85% of the original finish. The checkering on the forearm shows some handling wear. The engraving, particularly the well executed game vignettes, is crisp. This is an outstanding representative example of a scarce factory engraved, Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe .33 Caliber Extra Light-Weight Take-Down Rifle.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3035: Desirable Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1876 .50 Express Lever Action RifleSometimes referred to as the Centennial Model, this 1876 rifle was manufactured in 1880. Second Model with the dust cover rail secured to the receiver by two screws. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/King's improvement patent dates and "50 CAL EXPRESS" at the breech. "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS." is engraved on the top of the dust cover and "50-95" on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper tang is marked MODEL. 1876."and the serial number is on the lower tang. The rifle had a blue finish with a casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with an iron forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment, (cleaning rod not included).Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 50 expressFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 10247

Condition Report: Good. The barrel and magazine tube are bright and there is some minor pitting on the barrel and moderate pitting on the magazine tube. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray and brown patina. The wood is fair with numerous scattered gouges, dings and scratches, a small nail on the upper left side (purpose unknown), 8 notches cut into the underside of the forearm, a 1 inch crack on the upper left side of the wrist and a 2 inch absent splinter on the lower left edge of the wrist. The barrel caliber marking is partially rubbed off, otherwise the markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3036: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action RifleThis is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle manufactured in 1894 with a casehardened receiver. The casehardened receivers were discontinued in 1901 and at that time they were finished blue as the standard finish. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "38-56 W.C.F." at the breech end. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number to the rear. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed blade front sight, adjustable rear buckhorn sight. Fitted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886-RifleBBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 38-56 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 89351

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel has a smooth brown patina with 60% plus of the original blue finish. The replacement magazine tube retains 98% original blue finish with some light thinning. The receiver has a smooth silver gray patina with traces of faded original case colors in protected areas. The lever and buttplate have a smooth mottled gray patina. The revarnished wood is very good with some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3037: Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 94 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1929. The left rear upper barrel flat is marked with the model, trade mark, nickel steel and caliber information, the opposite side is marked with the two line address, the top of the barrel and receiver at the breech is marked with the Winchester oval proof, the upper tang marking is covered by a tang sight and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Dovetailed Lyman blade front sight with brass bead, adjustable buck horn rear sight marked "PAT. FEB. 22,27" on the base and Lyman short range tang mounted peep sight. All blue finish and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 94BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 1060896

Condition Report: Very fine. The rifle retains 90% original blue finish with some edge wear, a small amount of minor oxidation on the barrel, minor oxidation on the forend cap and some noticeable minor scratches present on the sides of the receiver. The wood is excellent with some minor dents, dings and scratches. The buttplate retains 95% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot 3038: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting RifleManufactured in 1932, this was the first non-detachable box magazine rifle made by Winchester. The left side rear of the barrel is marked "MADE IN U.S.A." followed by the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking followed by "-30 ARMY", and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper left side of the receiver is marked with the two-line address/patent dates, the upper tang is marked "MODEL 95/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT OFF& FGN." and the serial number appears on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The barrel is equipped with a pinned ramped blade front sight and an adjustable rear sporting sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and crescent buttplate, and mounted with a smooth walnut Schnabel forearm and straight grip stock.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1895BBL: 28 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30 ARMYFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 425289B

Condition Report: Fine. The 60% original blue finish with scattered thinning, edge wear, areas of smooth gray patina, some flaking and some scattered minor scuffs and scratches. The refinished wood is fine with some scattered minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3039: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1913. Dovetail blade front sight with ivory bead and adjustable buck horn rear sight. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two line address/1884 patent date ahead of the rear sight, "38 W.C.F." at the breech and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three line, model, maker patent information and the serial number is marked on the underside of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate, full length magazine and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1892BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 38 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 718038

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 85% original blue finish with some thinning and areas of smooth gray patina. The receiver retains 20% original blue finish with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate have a smooth mottled gray patina with strong original case colors in protected areas of the hammer and lever. The wood has been lightly cleaned and remains very good with some scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Historic and Phenomenally Well Documented Indian War Veteran John Haag's Henry Lever Action Rifle with Extensive Provenance

Lot 3040: Historic and Phenomenally Well Documented Indian War Veteran John Haag's Henry Lever Action Rifle with Extensive Provenance

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Description: Historic and Phenomenally Well Documented Indian War Veteran John Haag's Henry Lever Action Rifle with Extensive ProvenanceHenry lever action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company in November 1864. The rifle falls within the serial number range (7000-8000) of the 500 Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department on April 7, 1865, to arm the 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry (USVVI) Regiment. However the serial number 7066 is not one of the serial numbers of the 3rd USVVI Henry rifle listed on page 75 of "THE HISTORIC HENRY RIFLE" by Wiley Sword. The extensive documentation that accompanies the rifle indicates that it was purchased from the direct descendants of John Haag. John Haag was a veteran of the Indian Wars who served in the 1st Infantry Regiment from 1875-1880. In a copy of the In Great Fall Tribune Newspaper dated July 25, 1931 (which accompanies this rifle) the front page headline reads "JOHN HAAG, INDIAN FIGHTER, PIONEER OF FALLS, IS DEAD. The article details highlights of his service and states: "Mr. Haag took an active part in the campaign against the Northern Cheyenne and Sioux indians in Wyoming and in the hills of South Dakota. At one time he was under the command of Nelson A Miles: a prominent figure in northwest history. His company with others made one of the longest forced marches in the history of indian fighting." The article goes on to state; 'Mr. Haag also became acquainted with several well known western characters of the time including Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok." In 1876 Haag participated in the Little Bighorn Campaign and was present at the Little Bighorn Battlefield on June 27th, 1876, when Generals Terry and Gibbon relieved the survivors of the 7th Cavalry commanded by Major Reno and Captain Benteen. Haag subsequently fought in the Nez Perce campaign under General Miles in 1879. Following his service in the Montana Territory, he served at Army forts and camps in Texas and the Southwest. After his discharge from the Army in 1887, Haag settled in Great Falls, Montana, where he worked as a cabinet maker and carpenter until his death in 1931. The documents included with the rifle do not disclose when Haag obtained this Henry rifle, serial number 7066. The rifle has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine and brass ('gunmetal') receiver and buttplate. The rifle has the later production features that include a sharply pointed buttplate heel, second style receiver without the alternate rear sight dovetail, second style barrel legend and large diameter magazine follower. The buttplate has a hinged trap door, the hammer spur has border-less knurling and the barrel has a nickel-silver front sight blade. The left side of the barrel and the straight grain, oil-finished American walnut stock are not fitted with the loop and sling swivel found on most late production Henry rifles. The barrel is fitted with the two-leaf rear sight from a Winchester Model 1866 carbine. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the larger, second style legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860./MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN CT." with all Roman (serif) letters. The serial number. "7066" is stamped on (1) the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver, (2) the left side of the lower tang, (3) the inside of the buttplate toe and (4) in the upper tang inlet of the stock. All of the visible serial numbers match. The late style, cap-head buttplate screws and tang screws are correctly not serial numbered. The initials "JER" are lightly inscribed on the bottom of the cartridge elevator in block letters. The rifle is accompanied by extensive documentation including Haag's service records and details of his life following his discharge from the Army.Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.Model: Henry RifleBBL: 24 InchStock: walnutGauge: 44 Henry RFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 7066

Condition Report: Very good plus. The rifle is in untouched, 'attic condition' and appears to be completely original except for the rear sight which is a period replacement. The barrel has a deep untouched patina. The surfaces of the barrel and magazine are generally smooth with sharp barrel edges, crisp serial number and New Haven Arms Co., legend. The brass receiver and buttplate have never been cleaned and have a dark patina with patches of age discoloration. The receiver and buttplate have scattered scratches and handling marks and the side plates show the usual removal marks. The stock is good with light-moderate handling wear including several shallow dents on the right side of the stock. This is a well documented, western associated Henry rifle owned by a soldier who took part in the Little Bighorn and Nez Perce campaigns.

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Documented Special Order Atlanta Police Department Factory Engraved Shipped Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3041: Documented Special Order Atlanta Police Department Factory Engraved Shipped Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Special Order Atlanta Police Department Factory Engraved Shipped Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterManufactured in 1890, this rifle is 1 of a group of Winchester Model 1873 rifles with 44 caliber octagon barrels purchased by the Atlanta Police Department in the late 1880s. All were factory inscribed "Atlanta Police" with a large number above on the left side plate and were equipped with sling swivels. This particular rifle has the large number "124" above the inscription. Dovetailed blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights with the top barrel flat marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873" flanked by the decorative foliate design, the serial number is at the rear of the lower tang and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." Full magazine tube and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). There is a sling swivel mounted on the forend cap and on the stock. The factory letter verifies the configuration, "Atlanta Police" engraved #124, that it was received in the warehouse on February 21, 1890 and shipped to order number 9045 on February 24, 1890. This rifle is 1 of 2 being sold in this auction that were shipped to the Atlanta Police Department on the same day to the same order number and having serial numbers 5 numbers apart.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 44 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 331970B

Condition Report: Very good. The rifle retains 20% original blue finish concentrated in protected areas, with light oxidation and brown patina on the balance. The wood is very good with some scattered minor dings, nicks and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Browning Bros. Retailer Marking

Lot 3042: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Browning Bros. Retailer Marking

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Browning Bros. Retailer MarkingManufactured in 1889. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight followed by "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, U." and "45-90" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-", and the two patent dates and serial number are marked on the lower tang. Blade front sight with an ivory bead and adjustable buck horn rear sight. Blue barrel and full length magazine, with casehardened remaining parts, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 45-90 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 32773

Condition Report: Good. The barrel retains 30% of the thinning original blue finish with edge wear and a smooth plum patina on the balance. There are a few scratches and dings along the edge of the upper left flat above the forearm. One forend cap retaining screw is missing. The magazine tube is bright and has a mottled gray appearance. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled dark gray patina. The wood is about good with numerous minor dings, nicks and scratches on the stock, and a few minor dents and several minor scratches on the forearm. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3043: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1885, this is a Third Model with the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver. Blade front sight and adjustable folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1876" at the top. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates and "CAL 45-60W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "{MODEL 1876}", the serial number is on the lower tang and the cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with an iron forend cap and straight grip stock with steel end cap and crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 28 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 45-60 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 58046

Condition Report: Very good plus. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina with scattered traces of crisp original blue finish mainly in protected areas. The wood is also very good with most of the original varnish remaining, with a smear of white paint on the left rear of the stock and overall scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Antique Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Lever Action 44-40 Carbine

Lot 3044: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Lever Action 44-40 Carbine

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Description: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Lever Action 44-40 CarbineManufactured in 1895 in the very desirable 44 WCF caliber. The carbine features a pinned blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight, full magazine and two barrel bands. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three line model/maker/1884 patent date and the serial number is on the underside of the receiver. Saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1892-CarbineBBL: 20 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 80269

Condition Report: Fine. The carbine retains 60% plus original blue finish with thinning to plum blue on the barrel and magazine, bright edge wear, thinning on the receiver and areas of smooth gray patina. The buttplate has a silver gray patina with some minor pitting. The hammer and lever have a smooth mottled brown patina with traces of faded original case colors in protected areas. The wood is also fine with a couple of filled repairs present on the right side of the wrist, and overall minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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

Lot 3045: Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 38-55 WCF Caliber

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 38-55 WCF CaliberManufactured in 1908. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/1894 patent date ahead of the rear sight, "38-55" on the upper left flat at the breech and the Winchester oval proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by the tang sight and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. German silver blade front, semi buck horn rear and short range tang mounted peep sight. Full length magazine and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 26 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 38-55Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 433301

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 75% faded original blue finish with light spotting and some minor muzzle wear. The frame retains 40% blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The lever has a smooth gray patina and the buttplate and end cap have a smooth brown patina with some minor spotting on the buttplate. The buttstock and forearm are both fine as refinished with a few minor dings and scratches (mostly on the forearm). Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

Lot 3046: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length BarrelManufactured in 1893 with the extra length 30 inch octagon barrel. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "38-56 W.C.F." is marked at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1866-" and the lower tang has the serial number and two-line patent marking. Lyman blade front sight with an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. Blue finish barrel and full length magazine tube with the remaining metal surfaces casehardened. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a iron forend cap and crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1886BBL: 30 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 38-56 WCFFinish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 81213

Condition Report: Very good plus. Traces of faded original blue finish is present on the barrel and traces of silvered out original case colors remain on the receiver with the overall balance a smooth dark patina. The magazine has a smooth mottled gray patina. Minor pitting is present on the bolt. The wood is fine with a few minor gouges and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3047: Scarce Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Scarce Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory LetterManufactured in 1896, this special order Model 1894 rifle features a 22" extra light tapered round barrel (extremely rare on this early production model 1984; quiet possibly one of the earliest known) with a ramped Lyman blade front, adjustable rear sporting and tang mounted short range peep sights. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address, to the left of the rear sight is marked with the nickel steel marking and the top breech end is marked "30 W.C.F.". The serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame. Half magazine and mounted with nicely figured checkered walnut correct short and slender forearm with steel forend cap and pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap and steel shotgun style buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1894BBL: 22 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 30 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 47926

Condition Report: Good. There are traces of the original blue finish mixed with brown and gray patina, and some minor pitting on the receiver. The wood is good with some minor chipping (one chip mended) around the tangs, a filled and sanded ding on the left side of the comb at the front, and overall there are some scattered minor dings and dents. The checkering shows moderate to heavy wear with all of the checkering pattern visible. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3048: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action RifleThird Model manufactured in 1888 with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Blade front sight and adjustable buck horn rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/King's Improvement patent dates and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. "32 CAL" is marked on the bottom of the brass cartridge carrier. The model designation is marked on the upper tang and the serial number on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth forearm with iron forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1873BBL: 24 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 32 WCFFinish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 257746B

Condition Report: Good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina with traces of original blue finish in the protected areas around the receiver side plates. The wood is fair with scattered small gouges, dent, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle in Desirable 45-70 Caliber with Browning Bros. Marking

Lot 3049: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle in Desirable 45-70 Caliber with Browning Bros. Marking

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Description: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle in Desirable 45-70 Caliber with Browning Bros. MarkingManufactured circa 1888. The rifle features a #3 30 inch octagon barrel with dovetailed blade front and adjustable rear buck horn sights. The top barrel flat is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A-." followed by "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, U. T" ahead of the rear sight, "45-70" at the breech and "3" on the bottom flat ahead of the forearm. The serial number is marked on the lower tang. Blue barrel, casehardened remaining parts and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with an ebony forend insert and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Manufacturer: WinchesterModel: 1885-RifleBBL: 30 inch octagonStock: walnutGauge: 45-70Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: Serial Number: 23071

Condition Report: About good. The barrel has file/vise marks present on top of rear flat, behind sight, with the balance a smooth mottled brown patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled dark gray patina. The wood is also very good as lightly sanded and refinished, showing a repaired crack on the upper right rear of the stock, and overall some minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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