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Extraordinary & Historic Firearms Auction, Day 1

by James D. Julia


486 lots with images

October 14, 2013

Live Auction

203 Skowhegan Road

Fairfield, ME, 04937 USA

Phone: 207 453 7125

Fax: 207 453 2502

Email: loakes@jamesdjulia.com

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HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1000: HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 8637. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Bbl address is late large size. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with 2nd type brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel and corresponding loop on the left side of the bbl. Buttstock has the "Henry bump" below the sling swivel. SN is located in the usual place on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, left side of lower tang, under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd part of the bbl, under loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number "1803" with the matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Henry rifles were used extensively throughout the Civil War being largely private purchased to arm individual units. After the war they continued in service on the American frontier throughout the Indian wars and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, bbl & magazine tube retain about 50-60% orig blue, strong and bright in the gullets, fading elsewhere and flaked to light patina over the top flaps of the bbl and bottom of the magazine tube. Receiver retains strong, sharp edges with tight side plates and only one small ding on the left top edge and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Hammer retains faded case colors and the lever is mostly a silver brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches on the right side and overall retains most of its bright, orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. All together an exceptionally fine and high condition Henry. 4-48403 JR201

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HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1001: HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 8074. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl with integral magazine, late style, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the large size 2-line Henry address. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and 2nd type brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and trap containing an orig brass & iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock has a factory swing loop with corresponding loop on left side of bbl. Below the buttstock sling loop is the pronounced "Henry bump". Rnd part of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number "654" with matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Henry rifles were extremely popular throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier well into the advent of center fire, repeating rifles. Even after that a large number of them found their way to Mexico and South America where they saw further service under worse conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. Henry rifles today are rarely found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain traces of orig blue in the gullets with the balance a dark plum patina. Receiver was cleaned a long time ago and now has a light mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore with good rifling and good shine with fine pitting. Bolt is missing its face. Cleaning rod is extremely fine. 4-48402 JR202

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SCARCE ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1002: SCARCE ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 4522. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine, high condition Hoggson engraved Henry rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. It is mounted with exceptional, highly figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and 1st type brass buttplate with rnd heel & trap with small hole containing an orig all iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock & left side of bbl have factory sling loops. Buttplate screws are matching numbered while 2 of the tang screws are properly unnumbered. The bottom tang wood screw is a replacement numbered "1947". Receiver & buttplate tang are engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson in his typical style consisting of a running buck deer surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns on the left side with line & chip pattern borders. Right side of the receiver is engraved in his beautiful matching foliate arabesque patterns with both front side flats engraved in his very identifiable large flower blossoms. Matching foliate arabesque patterns are engraved on top 3 flats of receiver, around rear edges of receiver, on the top tang and buttplate tang. All matching serial numbers are found on the top bbl flat between rear sight & receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Round part of bbl underloading sleeve is marked with the assembly number "630", which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. This rifle was probably produced in 1864 during the height of the Civil War when virtually all Henry rifles were purchased for use in the war. It is very likely that this rifle would have served during the war and almost certainly on the American frontier after the war. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all orig and all matching, except 1 tang screw as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain a silver brown patina with a couple of minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 70-75% strong orig silver-plating that has turned black with oxidation. Buttplate retains about 20% silver-plating with all the exposed gun metal a dark brass patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a fine overcoating of light varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is very fine. 4-48400 JR204

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VERY FINE LATE TYPE II MARTIAL MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1003: VERY FINE LATE TYPE II MARTIAL MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 9209. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Type II Martial Henry with 24-1/4" oct bbl that has integral magazine, late style square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the late style, large 2-line Henry's address. Rnd part of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number "2360". Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and late style brass buttplate with pointed heel & trap. Left side of the buttstock has a factory sling swivel and left side of the bbl is mounted with a corresponding loop. Left side of the wrist is marked with the tiny inspector initials "A.W.M." which is the inspector initials used on type II Martial Henry rifles. This series of Henry rifles were purchased on contracts placed during 1864 & 1865 which is believed to have been for more than 600 rifles. The U.S. Government purchased 1,731 Henry rifles during the Civil War for issue to the Army. Most of these Martial Henry's were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment which saw very little, if any combat, performing picket & guard duty around Washington D.C. As part of this units enlistment bonus, if they performed their duties and served full term of their enlistment, they were allowed to keep their arms and equipment if they so desired. Apparently most of these soldiers took advantage of this program and took their Henry rifles home with them for personal use for hunting and protection. Many of the soldiers never returned home, they simply kept moving west to the great American frontier taking their Henry rifles with them. Few of these late Martial Henry's have ever been identified because the inspector initials are very tiny and were not struck deep. Therefore it took very little wear to obliterate them and since there are very few records of the serial numbers they simply have been lost to history. Some of the above information was extracted from the book The Henry Rifle, Quick. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain strong blue in the gullets with the balance of the bbl and loading sleeve retaining a smooth, even plum patina. Receiver and buttplate have strong, sharp edges with tight side plates and both receiver and buttplate retain a dark mustard patina. Stock is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a lightly restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good rifling and fine pitting. 4-48401 JR203

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VERY RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1004: VERY RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 21676. Cal. 44 R.F. Henry. Extremely fine early '66 with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, slightly thinned half nickel front sight and 900 yd Henry-style ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the Henry's & King's patent 2-line roll marking. Mounted with extraordinary, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig brass & iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Buttstock and forend cap have orig factory sling swivels. Top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 3 digits of matching SN. These early Henry marked 1866's were the immediate successors to the Model 1860 Henry rifle and have a number of Henry features aside from the bbl address. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, there were only about 10,000 models 1866 rifles and carbines produced with this bbl marking. The Model 1866 serial numbers began mixed with the end of the Henry serial numbers in the late 12,000 range and continued mixed with Henry numbers with about the 14,000 range. By approximately SN 23,000, the bbl marking had dropped the Henry's patent which was replaced by the Winchester marking. These early '66's were extremely well received by the buying public who was anxious for any repeating cartridge firearm. These early rifles and carbines were virtually all purchased by pioneers migrating to the American west and usually saw extreme hard service and are rarely every found with any orig finish. This is an extraordinarily rare rifle with its scarce bbl address and high condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue, turning a little plum on the top flats, strong and bright elsewhere. Receiver is extraordinary with crisp edges and a wonderful coffee colored patina. Hammer retains about all of its moderately faded case colors. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas with the balance a dark patina. Buttplate is a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few, very light, very scattered, handling and storage nicks and retains virtually all of its crisp orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired as it retains virtually all of its orig factory blue on the bolt and bolt face. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48409 JR195

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1005: WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 36779. Cal. 44 R.F. Henry. Beautiful '66 rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight with screw and Henry style ladder rear sight with broken staff. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with last 4-digits of matching SN. Buttstock and forend cap have factory style sling swivels. Top flat of bbl has Winchester and King's patent 2-line address. These early 1866's were the successors to the Model 1860 Henry rifle and have a number of Henry features aside from the address. The Model '66 was extremely well received by the buying public who was anxious for any repeating cartridge firearm and were virtually all purchased by pioneers migrating to the American west, usually saw extreme hard service and are rarely every found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong, bright blue in sheltered areas with the losses flaked, not worn to a thin blue/brown patina. Magazine tube retains most of its strong orig factory blue. Receiver retains sharp edges with a few light nicks & scratches and shows a crisp medium to dark mustard patina. Hammer retains bright case color and the lever strong colors on the sides with the balance faded to silver. Buttplate is a mottled medium to dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches and dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-48408 JR196

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1006: WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 128296. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Bbl marking is Winchester & Kings patent in 2 lines. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap, containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 4 digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the height of the great westward expansion when any cartridge repeating firearm was in great demand especially carbines for use on horseback. They usually saw hard and continuous service on the frontier, generally under extreme harsh conditions and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig and matching. BBl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig bright blue with some minor surface freckling and one small area of staining around the bbl address. Front band/sight retains about 60% orig blue and the forearm band about 70%. Receiver and side plates are crisp and sharp with fine edges and retain a dark mustard patina. Hammer retains about all of its orig case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, fading on the outer faces. Loading gate retains most of its bright fire blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches & dings and overall retains about all of its fine factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. This is one of the better '66 carbines to come to market in many years. 4-48406 JR198

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1007: WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 128275. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Bbl marking is Winchester & Kings patent in 2 lines. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 4 digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the height of the great westward expansion when any repeating cartridge firearm was in great demand, especially carbines for use on horseback. They usually saw hard and continuous service on the frontier, generally under extreme harsh conditions and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, all orig. Bbl retains 90-92% strong orig blue with some light scratches & thinning over the top. Magazine tube retains most of its orig blue a little dull and turning plum on the outer radius. Front band retains 60-70% glossy, orig blue and the forearm band 75-80%. Receiver is crisp with clean, sharp edges and a couple of minor scratches and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Lever and hammer retain dark case colors, turning a little mottled silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. While this carbine shows a little more handling then another being sold in this auction, it is still one of the finer '66 saddle ring carbines to come to market in many years, suitable for even the most advanced collector. 4-48405 JR199

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1008: WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 157207. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight that has had an ivory bead added and 2 position flip rear sight. Bbl is marked with Winchester & King's patent 2-line address. Left side receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number "2152" which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the assembly number "1341". This carbine was produced in 1882, long after the advent of center fire repeating rifles by both Winchester and Marlin and the cartridge it was chambered for was, by that time obsolete. A majority of these later '66 rifles and carbines were sold on the South American market and saw hard and continuous service in the jungles with little or no maintenance and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with some minor, light surface etching and light thinning over the forearm area. Bbl bands retain strong blue, turning plum on the right side of the forearm band. Magazine cap has a large ding. Receiver & side plates have possibly been draw filed and cleaned and have now regained a medium mustard patina. Side plates fit well with a couple of edge dings on the left side. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors on the sides, faded to silver on the faces. Wood is sound with a scratch and a couple of dings on the buttstock and overall retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48404 JR200

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SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER 2nd MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1009: SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER 2nd MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 50791. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful special order rifle with 24-1/4" oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, King ivory bead front sight & a replacement, late, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 2nd-type with screwed-on dust cover rail & 3rd-type dust cover & it has single set trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and horn insert pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked "XX" & assembly # "782". Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. While the Model 1873 was produced in fairly large numbers, the numbers of deluxe rifles was fairly limited especially in the earlier versions. To find one today in high orig finish is quite rare. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge & muzzle edge wear with a few spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains most of it's orig case colors, stronger in the sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded elsewhere. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, turned dark and faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of it's orig oil finish with a little dark staining around the receiver on the wrist & with a dark hand worn patina on the forearm. Checkering shows light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48416 JR165

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RARE SMALL BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1010: RARE SMALL BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 235181. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grid rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Inside magazine tube is orig. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate without trap. The Model 1873 was the first repeating 22 rifle produced in the United States with 19,552 rifles produced 1884-1904 in both standard and deluxe versions with both 24" & 26" bbls. Being chambered in 22 rimfire, it was generally regarded as a boys or ladies rifle and cared for accordingly. They usually saw very hard service from these inexperienced shooters and are rarely found with any orig finish. They are almost never found with a good shootable bore. The cleaning rods & equipment at that time were simply not small enough to clean small caliber bores and so the corrosive ammunition of that era became very destructive to the bores. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with a lightly cleaned area on each side of the muzzle. Magazine tube also retains about 98% crisp orig blue with some light scrapes and a wear spot. Forend cap retains 98-99% glossy orig blue. Receiver retains about 99% glossy orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and slight thinning on the belly. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate is mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound with very few, very scattered, tiny storage and handling nicks, one small bruise near the toe and overall retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Given the overall condition of this rifle, it is believed that it is one of the best! 4-48417 JR194

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FINE EARLY 3rd MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1011: FINE EARLY 3rd MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 136724. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1883 which was the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any functioning firearm was in demand by the intrepid pioneers, especially center fire repeaters. The Model 1873 was one of the most popular firearms on the frontier having a cartridge compatible with revolvers by Colt & others. These firearms usually saw hard & continuous service under extreme circumstances frequently without maintenance and are almost never found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube & receiver retain virtually all of their crisp, bright orig blue with only a very few, very scattered tiny nicks & scratches. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on the hammer and sides of lever, fading on the outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains strong case colors. Wood is sound with only 2 or 3 tiny nicks in the finish and retain virtually all of it's orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48424 JR168

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*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1012: *EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 570936. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare '73 rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly # 1698. Top tang channel of the buttstock is unmarked and has the #"17181" on the rear face under the buttplate. Inside toe of buttplate has #6732. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 44 with round bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock, Lyman receiver, rear sight & jack front sight and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Aug 12, 1903 and shipped 2 days later to order number 194101. Pistol grip '73s are occasionally encountered but those with uncheckered wood are quite rare. Such a rifle would have been special ordered and fancier wood with checkering was very little more cost. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with faint muzzle end wear & a couple of small nicks. Forend cap is equally crisp. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue, crisp & bright on the sides, slightly thinned on the bottom & top at the carry points. Hammer retains strong bright case colors & the lever strong case colors on the sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains about 70-75% orig blue with areas of pitting. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retain most of it's orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48419 JR167

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1013: FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 267490. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1888, the height of the great western expansion of Manifest Destiny where repeating cartridge firearms were in great demand, particularly the Model 1873. These rifles were used in virtually every facet of western life from cowboys on horseback to pioneers in covered wagons to everyday use around ranches and for hunting and self protection. Often they were exposed continuously to harsh climatic conditions with little or no maintenance and very few are found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain 99% plus crisp orig blue with a couple small scrapes on the left side of the forend cap. Left side of receiver has a light scrape in the finish and 3 or 4 very small scratches on the left sideplate and overall retains most of its crisp, glossy orig blue. Loading gate retains about 99% bright fire blue. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and the lever brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48415 JR193

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1014: SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 178940. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. This rifle was produced in 1885, only three years after the introduction of the 32-20 cartridge. When this small caliber cartridge was introduced, and pretty much throughout its useful life, it was considered a ladies, youngsters or varmint gun and usually was treated accordingly. They generally saw hard use by these inexperienced shooters and most often were afforded very little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with much or any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, bright, orig factory finish with only one small scrape on the forend cap, a couple of tiny nicks in he blue on the receiver and a few handling and storage marks on the wood. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and lever strong, bright case colors, lightly faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains strong, bright case colors. Lever latch retains brilliant case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of its crisp, bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-48414 JR192

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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH BIRDSEYE MAPLE STOCK AND FOREARM.

Lot 1015: EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH BIRDSEYE MAPLE STOCK AND FOREARM.

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Description: SN 215880. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has single set trigger. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked "XXX" & the assembly # 1185 along with "BM", which presumably stands for birdseye maple. Matching assembly # is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Standard grade Model 1873 rifles are not uncommon and although exotic woods were listed as an option in Winchester catalogs they were very seldom ordered with anything other than walnut. Later models are more frequently encountered with birdseye maple but extremely few Models 1873 are known. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear & light muzzle end wear. Forend cap retains most of it's orig blue, slightly dulled. Receiver retains 88-90% orig blue, stronger on the left side with most of the losses on the side plates. Loading gate retains nearly all of it's bright fire blue. Hammer retains bright case colors & the lever bright colors on the sides, more faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains about 85% thin orig blue. Wood is sound with light oil staining on buttstock around the receiver with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains about all of it's bright orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48418 JR166

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1016: WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 115111. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade 3rd model carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and reverse mounted, correct 800 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with replacement, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang is marked "CF", the assembly number "670" and another "C". All the metal parts are bright nickel finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as restored. The metal overall retains virtually all of its bright, custom nickel finish. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright, shiny bore. 4-48407 JR197

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*WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1017: *WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 546729. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig, all steel 3-pc cleaning rod. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1900 when the west was still pretty wide open and most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon. These carbines were extremely popular with folks from all walks of life and usually saw very hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and bbl bands retain about 98% bright, orig factory blue with light muzzle end wear and some thinning on the high points of the bands. Receiver retains about 95% bright orig blue, thinning around the carry point, bottom of receiver, and front receiver ring with some light sharp edge wear and light candy striping. Dust cover is flaked, not worn to a light patina. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark, lever retains lightly faded case colors on the sides, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, bright on the tang and lightly to moderately faded on the face with heel worn to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant bright shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally fine. 4-48412 JR191

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1018: SCARCE WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 329623. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873 marked 900 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Chamber end of the bbl and top front of the receiver are marked with British proofs. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1890 when the west was still pretty wild and most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon. These carbines were extremely popular with folks from all walks of life and usually saw very hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube, and bbl bands retains most of their crisp, orig factory blue with some light wear & flaking on the forearm band and a scratch on the front band. Receiver, side plates and dust cover retain about 98% orig blue with very light sharp edge wear, some very fine, very light scratches and a light halo from the saddle ring. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors, strong and bright on the tang, moderately faded on the face and worn to silver on the heel. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, missing a tiny chip from each side of the top tang and overall retains most of a restored finish on the buttstock and about all its orig oil finish on the forearm. Lever latch retains most of its orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48411 JR190

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*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

Lot 1019: *WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

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Description: SN 570072. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine musket with 30" bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug & 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc all iron cleaning rod. Forearm is secured with 3 bands with the center band having a sling loop & a corresponding loop in the buttstock. Most of these 1873 muskets were sold to South American countries to arm their militaries which apparently never happened. Many of these muskets were returned to the United States in the mid-20th century still in their orig shipping crates & factory grease. Most of them are still in pristine new condition such as this one, usually with a few small bruises from the extended shipping. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired with only a small scrape on the right side plate & a few minor, tiny nicks. Lever, hammer & buttplate all retain brilliant case colors. Stock has 3-4 old bruises with another on the forearm. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of it's crisp, orig oil finish. Even the lever latch retains all of it's bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48470 JR169

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RARE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1020: RARE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 1089. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade carbine with 22" rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & 2-position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yds. Left side of receiver has a stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock that has carbine buttplate without trap. Forearm has a metal tip and sgl band retained by a spring keeper. Receiver is the rare first type without sliding dust cover, referred to as "open top". Open top Models '76 are quite scarce, there having been only about 3,000 produced in the first two yrs of production in rifles, carbines & muskets. The '76 carbines were extremely popular being the first big bore repeater with a substantially more powerful cartridge than had previously been available. They were especially well received on the American frontier, the Northwest Territories, Alaska & the American North woods for big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear. The cartridges previously available, while sufficient for most game at shorter ranges were generally inadequate for this larger, more dangerous game. The vast majority of these first models usually were hard used & are rarely found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains about 97-98% glossy orig blue with light muzzle edge wear, a few small spots of rust toward the muzzle & 3-4 spots of over the chamber area. Receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with some minor sharp edge wear and slight dulling of the front side flats along with a few small chemical spots on the left side. Hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Buttplate retains strong case colors, worn to silver on the heel. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches & retains about all of it's bright, orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48423 JR171

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DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1021: DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 50058. Cal. 45-75. Fine deluxe '76 with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, modified Rocky Mountain front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight & a thick base tang sight with 4" staff, missing it's aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked "XX" & with the assembly #"2452". Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling wires. The Model 1876 was the lowest production of all Winchester rifles with only about 64,000 total production during the period 1876-1897. It was produced in four different groupings in both rifles & carbines, standard & deluxe grades with even a few muskets thrown in. The third model, of which this rifle is one, was the highest production with about 34,000 assembled until the end of production. Only a very small percentage of that number were ordered with deluxe configuration. The 1876 was short lived due to the advent of the Model 1886 & Marlin Model 1881 with their heavier, higher velocity cartridges. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80-90% orig blue with a couple of thin areas over the chamber & top left flat about midpoint. Magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum/blue patina. Receiver retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver with some fine pitting on right side plate. Hammer retains very bright case colors. Lever retains a few spots of bright color, mostly faded to a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, has a repaired chip by the left side of the top tang & overall the wood retains most of it's orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48422 JR170

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FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1022: FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 52510. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28" rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 5-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bottom of the stock & forend cap have factory sling loops. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore repeating rifle brought to market & was immediately adopted by the intrepid pioneers, hunters, trappers & settlers of the west from all walks of life. It was the first rifle with a powerful cartridge sufficient for all North American big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear. These rifles & carbines were usually hard used & rarely are found with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with very light muzzle edge wear, a couple of small nicks & spots of light surface etching. Receiver has a small streak of cleaned, very fine pitting on the left front side panel otherwise receiver and side plates retain nearly all of their bright, high polished factory blue. Dust cover retains about 96% glossy orig blue. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retain most of its strong orig blue, worn bright on heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory finish on the buttstock, turned dull on the carry point. Altogether an extremely beautiful '76. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48421 JR173

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EARLY WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1023: EARLY WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 33924. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. This rifle was produced in 1883 during the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when repeating firearms were in tremendous demand. The 1876 was the first repeating, powerful big bore rifle sufficient for all North American big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear & saw service throughout the American west, Northwest Territories, Alaska & the deep woods throughout North America. They usually saw very hard service usually under extreme adverse conditions and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear. Magazine tube & forend cap retain strong blue in sheltered areas, turning a little plum over the outer surfaces. Receiver & side plates retain 95-96% glossy orig blue with light sharp edge wear & a couple very minor scratches. Dust cover retains about 75% orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains about all of it's orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever retains strong case colors on sides and sheltered areas, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains 65-75% orig blue worn to gray metal on heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few very light nicks & scratches. Buttstock retains most of it's bright orig finish and the forearm is a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48429 JR174

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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1024: WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 6831. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28" rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach's combination front sight, flat top rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and 2nd type dust cover with impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod, missing the section with slotted tip. Instead it has a brass slotted tip with threads to match the female ends of the rods. This rifle was produced in 1878 at the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny & likely would have served on the American frontier or other far away outposts such as the Northwest Territories or Alaska. These rifles in this caliber were also very popular in the deep woods of North America. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore rifles on the American market & were in great demand until supplanted by more modern cartridges in the late 1800's. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with very minor muzzle edge wear and some light thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains about 95% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear, some minor candy striping & a few tiny freckles of surface etching. Dust cover retains about 95% orig blue. Hammer retains faded case colors with faded colors on sides of the lever, turned to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains smoky case colors, mostly turned silver with fine pitting on the heel and toe. Wood is sound with a series of small nicks on left side of buttstock, some dark discoloration on left side toward the heel, a couple small streaks of dark staining on right side of the comb & overall retains most of it's orig oil finish. Forearm has a couple small bruises & a large one on the left side and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright, shiny bore, may have fired but if so, very little. 4-48420 JR172

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1026: SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: PLEASE NOTE (10/13/13): Tiny grain check near tang (should not even be mentioned). SN 100209. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22" rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of color case hardened receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is wrapped in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine/musket, buttplate without trap. Model '86 carbines were quite popular throughout the American west, not only for their handy size, but areas for their powerful cartridge. The vast majority of surviving '86 carbines show extreme hard use and usually retain little or no orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, slightly dulled over the forend area. Bbl bands retain most of their orig blue with only light high point wear. Receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on the belly and lightly faded over the top. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, turned dark on outer faces of lever and lightly faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with light handling and use, nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish, slightly dulled around the wrist & carry point of the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Shows little use with most of its orig blue remaining on the bolt face. 4-48432 JR180

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*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1027: *LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 152764. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade carbine with 22" rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is wrapped in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and blued carbine buttplate without trap. This carbine was produced in 1912 at a time when the American frontier was settling down but still had outlaws roaming the west. These carbines were still popular with horsemen of the era, law enforcement and others who required a quick pointing shoulder arm that fired a heavy, high velocity cartridge. The cartridges for the '86 carbine were just that. They were suitable for literally any North America big game such as moose, elk, buffalo or grizzly bear. They usually saw hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue and brilliant case colors. Buttplate retains about all of its orig blue. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 tiny nicks on the stock and a few very light mars on the forearm and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-48430 JR182

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SCARCE INSCRIBED SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1028: SCARCE INSCRIBED SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 5343. Cal. 40-82. Beautiful, early, special order deluxe '86 with 26" oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, brass bead Jack front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Left side of the receiver is inscribed in period script "Charles M. Lea. / Philadelphia. / Pa." Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked "XXX" & the assembly #"292". Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rifle is mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate without trap although the buttstock is milled with a recess & slot for the trap. Charles Matthew Lea joined his father's medical book publishing company located in the Philadelphia area about 1880 & when his father retired in 1885 he took over the reins of the company. He continued managing the company through various partnerships until retiring in 1915 & passed away in 1927. Hammer spring is missing, a simple repair. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear & muzzle edge wear with a few light nicks. Receiver retains about 80% case colors, strong and bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Top & bottom of receiver have faded to silver. Hammer retains bright case colors & the lever strong case colors on sides & in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver on outer faces. Wood is sound with no visible flaws & retains about all of a bright restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-48427 JR175

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SCARCE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1029: SCARCE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 77640. Cal. 38-56. Special order deluxe '86 with 26" oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has a brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked "XX" & the assembly #731. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside center of buttplate. Buttplate is without trap although stock is milled for a trap. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, turning slightly plum on magazine tube. Receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas and overall 60-70% faded case colors with the top and bottom edges turned silver. Hammer retains strong case colors on the sides, mostly turned silver. Lever retains case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly turned silver. Buttplate retains silver on the inside with the outside a dark brass patina. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches in the finish & a series of small gauges around the toe & overall retains most of it's bright, orig piano varnish finish, slightly dulled on forearm. Checkering shows moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48428 JR176

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1030: SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 73335. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe '86 with 26" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame and shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a factory sling swivel with sling eye in the forend cap. Buttplate is without trap, although the buttstock is drilled and cut for a trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked "XX" & the assembly number "373". Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has assembly number "252" inside the toe. It is unclear why the buttplate is mismatched as it fits absolutely perfectly. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, turning a little plum with sharp edge wear and a couple of scratches. Magazine tube is mostly a thin blue brown patina. Receiver retains about 75% faded case colors, primarily on the sides with stronger colors in the most sheltered areas. Top of receiver retains smoky case colors with the belly faded to silver. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded. Hammer retains bright case colors on the right side and rear edge, faded on the left side. Lever retains strong case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish finish, showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48426 JR177

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1031: FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 109107. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock and foreend cap have factory sling eyes. Buttplate is of later style with short top tang and conventional toe without the turned down feature. Winchester 1886 rifles were very popular throughout the American west on the frontier, the northwest territories, Alaska and the deep woods of North America and Canada. One of the reasons for its popularity was the advent of higher velocity cartridges with heavier bullets, which made them fine hunting rifles for any big game found anywhere in those regions, such as moose, elk, buffalo or grizzly bear. They were also popular with law enforcement officers for their long range and accuracy. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp, orig factory finish. Receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain about all of their very bright, orig, factory case colors, lightly faded. Stock has a couple of small scratches and some oil staining down the left side of the comb, otherwise wood is sound & orig, retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. A truly magnificent example of the '86 rifle. 4-48425 JR181

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*FINE DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH IDENTIFIED OWNER.

Lot 1032: *FINE DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH IDENTIFIED OWNER.

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Description: SN 122201. Cal. 33 WCF. Beautiful deluxe '86 with special order 24" lightweight tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, broken ivory bead Beach's front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with about 3X, very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a 1-5/16" X 7/8" silver oval engraved in period script "F.W. Briggs / Pittsfield, / Maine". Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked "XX" and with the assembly number "459". Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. A quick Google search disclosed that Francis W. Briggs was the President and member of the Board of Directors for The Somerset Traction Company (a railroad) based in Skowhegan, Maine and resided in Pittsfield, Maine. Mr. Briggs is so listed in several annual reports at least until 1911. This short line railroad was established in about 1895 and ran 16.8 miles from Madison, Maine to Skowhegan, Maine. The line was abandoned in the 1930s. No additional personal information was found regarding Mr. Briggs. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, orig factory blue. Receiver also retains nearly all of its orig factory blue with light sharp edge wear and some fine thinning on the belly and top rear edges. Hammer retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory case colors and the lever about 90% bright case colors, brilliant on the sides. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish finish. Checkering shows light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, shiny bore. 4-48431 JR179

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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1033: *SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 132321. Cal. 45-70. Fine late deluxe rifle with 22" tapered lightweight rnd bbl. Full magazine, takedown, pedestal mounted, ivory bead Lyman jack front sight, no rear seat on the bbl and receiver has a Lyman 21 combination sight. Mounted with extra finish American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with a white line waffle recoil pad. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked "XX" and with the assembly number "486", matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. This rifle is obviously special ordered with the unusual configuration of extra light bbl, no rear seat & full magazine. It was produced in 1904 at a time when Winchester was discouraging special orders, especially in other than standard configurations. Apparently they did not believe that the lightweight rifles were sufficiently accurate with the heavier cartridges and therefore had notified their dealers to discourage such orders. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain most of their strong orig factory blue with a couple of very minor nicks & some light wear on magazine tube from takedown. Takedown ring retains most of its orig finish, slightly thinned. Receiver retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with light edge wear and a few minor nicks. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, fading to silver on the outer faces. Wood is sound and retains about all of restored finish with freshened checkering. Unfortunately stock is cut to 12-1/2" with the 1" pad returns it to 13-1/2". Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired, but if so very little. 4-48445 JR178

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*RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SPECIAL SPORTING TAKEDOWN LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

Lot 1034: *RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SPECIAL SPORTING TAKEDOWN LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

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Description: SN 117840. Cal. 22 LR. Fine Deluxe Low Wall Special Sporting Rifle with 28" number 1 weight rnd bbl with Winchester globe front sight & a Lyman locking tang sight with windage in the base. Bbl is mounted with target scope locks. Rifle is mounted with highly figured, about 2X, flame & shell grain American walnut with "B" carved & checkered black insert schnable tip forearm & capped pistol grip stock that has nickel plated special Swiss buttplate. Receiver takedown ring & about 1-1/2" up the bbl are wonderfully engraved with extremely well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has fine pearled background in the manner of Angelo Stokes. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Front scope block is engraved "1916" and the rear block is engraved with intertwined initials that appear to be a combination of the initials "S E A". The rear scope block is mounted over engraving & the rear screw is through the Winchester "WP" proof mark. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number "999," at which number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate. Buttplate is not numbered. PROVENANCE: This exact rifle appears on pp 174-5 of the Winchester Single Shot book by John Campbell. Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Receiver, bbl and takedown ring retain about all of their fine blue with only a small scratch on the bbl. Breechblock retains most of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very small nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig, factory piano varnish finish. Buttplate retains about all of its orig nickel finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48468 JR238

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1035: *RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 393271. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Rare, deluxe '92 with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock that has checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes with orig hooks & leather sling. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number "9831", "X" and "S" which apparently stands for shotgun butt. Left side of lower tang has another assembly number "3666" which has been crossed out. Rear face of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number "9831" and has another assembly number crossed out. Also as the initials "C.B.B.". While model 1892 rifles are fairly prolific, with over 1 million produced from 1892 to 1941, not very many were produced in deluxe configuration and most of those deluxe rifles found today are usually in mediocre or worse condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and all orig. Overall the metal retains 98-99% crisp, orig blue with only faint muzzle end wear and some very, very faint sharp edge wear on the receiver. Receiver has 2 or 3 very fine scratches and some minor flaking on the bolt. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48457 JR231

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1036: SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 190228. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1901 when most travel & business was conducted on the back of a horse, a wagon or buggy. Being a small bore it was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% crisp, orig blue with only the faint hint of sharp edge wear and some minor wear on the magazine tube from takedown. Receiver & takedown ring retain just about all of their glossy orig factory blue with minor thinning on the sides at the high points. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their bright, orig factory case colors. Moderately faded on outer faces of lever & lightly faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with a few light finish mars on the right side, a few small bruises and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired, but very little. 4-48466 JR226

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*VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1037: *VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 890208. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Beautiful, deluxe '92 with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Receiver has double set trigger. Mounted with beautiful center crotch, about 2X, flame grain American walnut, with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number "658". Buttstock has matching assembly number on the rear face under buttplate. Inside toe of buttplate has the assembly number "344". Top tang is marked "Model 1892" and bbl is marked "Model 92". The tang marking on this rifle is shown in The Winchester Book, Madis, as having been used from about serial number 280,000 to about serial number 500,000. The bbl marking is identical to the model 53 roll mark with "92" replacing "53". Since the model 53 was not introduced until 1924 and this rifle appears to have been manufactured in 1919 it would lead one to speculate that this rifle is a factory rebuild, utilizing a new bbl produced after 1924. Accompanied by a cardboard 2-pc box with a red, white & blue label that also has some Spanish lettering. Top of box also has handwritten notation in pencil which identifies this rifle by serial number. The other end of the box, on top has the handwritten date "8/25/69". Both ends are covered with old cloth tape with one end having the pencil number "59897-3". The other end appears to be blank. Bottom of the box is marked with the box manufacturers logo and what may be the date "41". This box is the same approximate construction as boxes of that era which were used for the model 53, 55, 64 & 65, which lends further credence to the speculation that restoration was at the factory sometime in the 1920s to 1940s. Model 1892 rifles while not scarce, with over 1 million rifles & carbines produced from 1892 to 1941 in deluxe & standard configurations, in 4 different calibers but very few were ever ordered with deluxe features, making this a quite rare item. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of a spectacular restored factory-style finish with bright blue & fine wood finish. Triggers need adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired since restoration. 4-48463 JR232

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER ANTIQUE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1038: SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER ANTIQUE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 21098. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in a time when the west was still a little wild and the only mode of transportation was horseback, wagon or buggy which exposed any firearm to extremes of weather and conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. These light rifles were simple working tools that usually teamed up with Colt revolvers using identical cartridges. It is most unusual to find one of these rifles with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, crisp and orig with bbl & forend cap retaining nearly all of their crisp, orig factory finish showing only faint muzzle end wear. Receiver retains 96-97% crisp, orig factory finish with a couple small flaked areas on each side and slight wear on the top rear edges, with faint sharp edge wear. Lever, hammer & magazine plug retain virtually all of their crisp, brilliant orig case colors. Buttplate retains virtually all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is exceptionally fine with a few very light scratches on the left side of buttstock, a couple of small nicks on the right side and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-48458 JR227

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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1039: *SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 235785. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order '92 with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & Winchester hard rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1903 when the west was still a little wild and most of the travel & business of that era was from horseback, wagon or buggy. Firearms usually were exposed to inclement weather and harsh circumstances, usually with little maintenance. Being a small bore it was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, forend cap and receiver retain nearly all of their crisp factory blue with only faint muzzle end wear, a slight thinning on the high point of forend cap and some tiny flaking on left side of receiver. Top tang shows moderate flaking which has turned to a medium patina. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright on the hammer, brilliant on the lever. Buttstock has 2 or 3 very minor dings and overall the wood retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48459 JR228

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1040: *FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 437764. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1907 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, crisp, orig, new & unfired. Overall retains 99% plus bright, glossy blues, brilliant case colors on lever, hammer & buttplate and crisp, bright, orig finish on wood. I suppose the worst you could say about this rifle is it just don't get no better. 4-48467 JR223

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1041: *FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 445790. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Produced in 1908 when transportation was generally by horseback, wagon or buggy and firearms were exposed to harsh weather & conditions. This caliber was considered a ladies or boys rifle and as such usually reflect the lack of care & abuse by these inexperienced shooters. They are usually found with little or no orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, crisp, new & unfired. Overall retains 99% plus glossy, orig blue, brilliant case colors and bright orig varnish on the wood. Loading gate retains virtually all of its bright fire blue. Receiver has a couple of tiny scratches & the buttplate is moderately faded. A truly beautiful rifle. 4-48471 JR234

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*OUTSTANDING, LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1042: *OUTSTANDING, LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 905358. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with light colored, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1920 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue on all the metal parts & crisp, orig finish on the wood. Receiver has a few, extremely tiny nicks, otherwise metal is near perfect. Wood has a couple extremely storage & handling mars in the finish otherwise is about flawless. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48464 JR225

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1043: *WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: SN 913686. Cal 25-20 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1922 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% plus crisp, orig factory blue on all the metal parts with only a couple tiny nicks on the receiver. Wood is equally pristine with all of its orig bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. 4-48465 JR224

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

Lot 1044: *RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

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Description: SN 982100. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 20" oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rifle forearm 8-3/8" long and straight stock with crescent buttplate. While these special order short rifles were available to the general public it has been this cataloger's experience that the majority of them were ordered and used by the movie industry. Most of the movie industry short rifles were made up from left over parts and frequently show unusual configurations, however that is not the case here. This rifle is completely orig in all ways & remains as ordered. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% plus crisp, orig blue. Front sight has a small ding on the top edge. Receiver retains about 95% crisp, orig blue with the loss area on the left front edge from flaking, not wear and that area is now a dark patina. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain about 99% crisp, orig blue with one small spot of flaking on the buttplate. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 small mars in the finish with no other visible flaws and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48446 JR222

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*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

Lot 1045: *VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

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Description: SN 858465. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Very rare short rifle with a 20" oct bbl, full magazine, standard sporting front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rifle forearm 8-3/8" long and straight stock with crescent buttplate. While these special order short rifles were available to the general public it has been this cataloger's experience that the majority of them were ordered and used by the movie industry. Most of the movie industry short rifles were made up from left over parts and frequently show unusual configurations, however that is not the case here. This rifle is completely orig in all ways & remains as ordered. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 99% plus crisp, orig blue finish. Receiver, lever & hammer retain about 97-98% glossy orig blue with a scratch on left side of receiver and a small cleaned area on the right side, with one small spot of flaking on the top right. Buttplate retains about 85% crisp, orig blue, the balance having flaked to a dark patina. Buttstock has a couple of small nicks & minor mars in the surface and overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Few of these special order rifles are found today and almost never with any orig finish. 4-48452 JR221

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1046: *RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 953469. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade trapper carbine with 16" rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Trapper carbines with any orig finish are rare, but to find one with high orig finish is an extreme rarity, almost never encountered. The majority of trapper carbines were sold onto the South American market and were used in the tropical jungles and are usually found in next to horrible condition with no finish and poor mechanically. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig finish with only a faint halo from the saddle ring & some very faint scratches on the right side of the receiver. Forearm has a tiny bruise which appears to be the only flaw and overall the wood retains a near perfect orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new and unfired. 4-48454 JR218

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1047: SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 135094. Cal. 44 WCF. Fine antique '92 carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade & 900 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. This carbine was made in 1896 at a time when the cowboy was king and the west was still a little wild. Most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon, which exposed these firearms to harsh conditions, usually with little maintenance. Finding a carbine in this condition from that era is an extreme rarity. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be pristine, new and unfired with a crisp, bright blue, brilliant case colors and bright orig finish. 4-48455 JR217

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*BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1048: *BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 991361. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Ring is covered with cloth. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. This carbine was produced in 1928 at a time when cowboys were still prevalent in the west and a lot of people still used wagons and buggies for transportation. Most of these carbines were simply tools and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with a couple of tiny scratches on the receiver and a couple of small nicks on the lever. Wood has one tiny nick on the bottom of the stock, otherwise appears to be flawless with all its orig finish. A truly outstanding example that appears to be new and unfired. 4-48456 JR219

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Lot 1049: *WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

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Description: SN 928415. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Standard grade carbine with 20" rnd bbl, full magazine, gold bead front sight in square base & 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. These small bore carbines were generally considered to be ladies or boys rifles and usually were treated as such and in the hands of these less experienced shooters, usually saw very hard use with little or no maintenance, and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall the metal retains about 98% crisp, orig blue with a light halo from the saddle ring & very faint sharp edge wear. Loading gate retains virtually all of its orig finish. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 extremely small handling & storage marks, nearly flawless. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-48453 JR220

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*RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKE DOWN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Lot 1050: *RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKE DOWN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

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Description: PLEASE NOTE (10-10-13): Small ground flat triangular area on bottom of barrel at muzzle, approximately 1/4" x 5/8". SN 118209. Cal. 25-35. Fine and rare deluxe 94 with 26" oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, take down with Sheard front sight, 3-leaf platinum line bbl sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with highly figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of receiver is drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum work sheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 25-35, half oct bbl, takedown, plain trigger, half magazine and fancy checkered wood, SN applied July 20, 1901, received in warehouse July 30, 1901 and shipped the same day to Order No. 102349 This is a scarce deluxe 94 in an equally scarce caliber. The 25-35 caliber was a fine hunting round for North American game up to deer size animals. They were usually used pretty hard and are rarely found with high orig finish with good bores. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear and a small cluster of light surface rust. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some thinning over the carry point. Hammer retains strong case colors, faded on top edge and left side. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on the faces. Buttplate retains faded dark case colors. Wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches in the finish and over retains about all of its brilliant piano varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, a little dark in the groove. Except for the receiver sight holes, this is one of the finest deluxe takedown 25-35 rifles know. 4-48441 JR189

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