21. Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

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serial #44964, 38-55, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a good plus to very good bore showing rifling its entire length but also scattered frosting and light pitting as well. This is a nice honest antique 1894 takedown rifle. The barrel and magazine retain about 70% evenly thinning original blue finish with some silvering along the high edges and with some blending with a smooth brown patina. The action retains about 75% evenly thinning original blue finish with some light oxidation staining and a little extremely fine patchy pinprick pitting in a couple areas. There is one area of pitting on the left front sight of action and on adjacent takedown collar where the pitting cold be considered moderate. The color case-hardened finish on the hammer and lever have turned to a smoky even brown patina with traces of color showing in some areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus to near excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just normal light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with standard open sporting sights. A very nice special-order antique 1894 takedown rifle in a very desirable chambering. (18865-37) {ANTIQUE} (2000/3000) SOLD FOR $2,990.00

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