146. Rare Special Order First Model Winchester 1894 Takedown Rifle

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serial #5046, 38-55, 26'' octagon barrel with full magazine and a very good bore showing some moderate oxidation but strong rifling throughout. This is a very fine first model made even more desirable by its takedown feature. The barrel and magazine tube retain perhaps 10% original blue mostly present along the wood line and left side protected areas, the balance toned to a pleasant gray patina showing scattered light scratches and freckling. The action retains about 80% original bright blue with high edge wear and spots toning to gray patina, a few spots of light pitting at the high edges and scratches. The loading gate and extractor retain strong fire blue, the hammer retains strong but fading case-hardened colors and the lever has mostly toned to a silvery-gray patina with nice colors in some of the more protected areas. Some of the screw heads show light slot damage and all of the markings are still legible. The plain walnut stocks remain in about very good plus condition showing lightl flaking but strong original finish throughout, a 3/4'' chip at the heel, some moderate scratches and handling marks. The rifle is sighted with standard sporting rear sight, silver bead front, Lyman tang peep sight and the action seems to function well mechanically. This is an honest special order first model with some nice condition. Note: This rifle is consecutively numbered to the First Model 1894 rifle listed as item #26 in this auction. (138976-58) {ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) Sold For 3910.00

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