Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
RARE CASE COLORED WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Cal. 30 WCF
The model 1894 Winchester is considered one of the most successful and popular sporting rifles of all time with over 7 million produced to date. This particular rifle was manufactured with a multitude of special order features. Research indicates that only 155 Model 1894 Winchesters left the factory with case hardened frames. Additionally only 16 of those case hardened guns were manufactured with round matted barrels. Bbl. 26″ round with rare matted top. Bead front sight with express rear sight. Full length takedown mag. Receiver & lever are color case hardened. Forearm & hard rubber capped pistol XXX fancy walnut stock feature style “H” checkering, Winchester sling eyes & replacement Winchester checkered steel butt plate. Left inside of lower tang is marked with assembly number & wood grade markings “2571 SXXX R30”.Top tang channel of stock has corresponding marking “2571 T 94”.
UNATTACHED ACCESORIES: Cody Firearms Museum letter listing the following. “Type: Rifle / Caliber: 30 / Barrel Type: Round / Trigger: Plain / Matted/ Checkered stock, Pistol grip / Shotgun butt / Rubber butt plate / Takedown / Casehardened / Oil finish / Received in warehouse on November 04, 1896 / Shipped from warehouse on November 14, 1896, Order number 71667 / Repair and Return on December 28, 1896, Order number 1094.
An exceptionally rare rifle that is sure to be a worthy addition to even the most advanced collections