Model 1894

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Winchester 1894 Deluxe Takedown Relief Engraved Antique Rifle .38-55 WCF s/n 1835
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Winchester 1894 Deluxe Takedown Relief Engraved Antique Rifle .38-55 WCF s/n 1835
mfg 1894 - 26” octagon takedown barrel; full mag; John Ulrich signed relief engraving; fancy pistol grip checkered walnut stocks. According to the Winchester factory records on file at the Cody Firearms Museum, this is the first engraved model 1894, and is listed as “Rifle; 38/55 caliber; octagon barrel; plain trigger; Takedown; fancy checkered stock; pistol grip; Blued steel plate on pistol grip with monogram inlaid in gold “MWS”; engraved $16.00; Deer on one side, bear on other; Embossed work with scrolls, tip barrel & buttplate; Engraved and gold line, Rocky Mountain front; Received in the warehouse on March 5, 1895; Shipped from the warehouse on March 5, 1895, on order number 5845”. At this time, this is one of only two known relief engraved model 1894s, and has been featured in the May/June 1982 issue of The American Rifleman magazine; the Winchester Engraving book by R.L.Wilson on page 255, and the Winchester Collector magazine.

Winchester 1894 Antique Short Rifle .38-55 s/n 3559 mfg 1894
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Winchester 1894 Antique Short Rifle .38-55 s/n 3559
mfg 1894 - 22” octagon barrel; full mag; straight grain walnut stocks; crescent buttplate. Receiver, barrel and mag retain 80% thinning blue; lever and hammer retain faded case colors; buttplate is mostly faded top silver/grey; stocks retain a high degree of their original varnish finish; mechanics are crisp; bore is bright and considered a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. A study of the original Winchester factory records indicate only 2,252 rifles were made with 22” barrels.

5051
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Winchester First Model 1894 Takedown Rifle .38-55 WCF s/n 5051
26" octagon takedown barrel; full magazine; Lyman folding leaf rear and combination front sights; case hardened lever, hammer & crescent buttplate; walnut stocks. Overall 97% condition. Winchester factory records letter states SNA April 3, 1895, Rifle, 38-55, Octagon Barrel, Plain Trigger, Takedown, Received August 29, 1895, and Shipped August 30, 1895 on order number 18516.

Winchester 1894 Deluxe Antique Rifle .30 WCF s/n 22905 mfg 1895
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Winchester 1894 Deluxe Antique Rifle .30 WCF s/n 22905
mfg 1895 – 26” round matted barrel; 4-Cartridge magazine; color case hardened receiver; three leaf platinum lined rear sight; Lyman ivory bead sporting front sight; fancy pistol grip checkered oil finished walnut stocks with rubber shotgun buttplate. Factory records indicate 155 model 1894 rifles were made with a case hardened receiver, with only 16 deluxe case hardened rifles. The round matted barrel could make this a unique configuration.

Winchester 1894 Deluxe Antique Rifle .30 WCF s/n 22906 mfg 1895
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Winchester 1894 Antique Deluxe Carbine .30 WCF s/n 22906
mfg 1897 – 20" round barrel; full magazine; case color hardened hammer and lever; square base ivory bead front sight; no rear seat; Lyman 21 receiver sight; fancy tiger striped capped pistol H-style checkered oil finished walnut stocks w/hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number "8599" and "CF"; left side of upper tang is stamped "MM" or "WW" w/matching assembly number and "94" are found in top tang channel of buttstock. Includes Winchester factory letter of authentication from the Cody Firearms Museum. Overall condition is 98%+; mechanics are crisp; bore is bright and shiny.

Winchester Deluxe Antique Engraved 1894 Sporting Rifle .30 WCF s/n 39514
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Winchester Deluxe Antique Engraved 1894 Sporting Rifle .30 WCF s/n 39514
mfg 1895 - 22” part round barrel; half mag; No. 9 engraving on the barrel, forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate; casehardened hammer, lever & buttplate; Marble No. 3 front sight with ivory bead; factory blank in rear sight dove-tail; Lyman folding combination tang sight adjustable for windage and elevation; deluxe pistol grip style E carved & checkered fancy oil-finished walnut stocks. Condition - Fine, approximately 40% of the original blue on the receiver. The barrel has nearly 90% of the slightly faded blue finish with some very minor thinning on the top and left flat between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver. The forearm cap has about 60% of the blue finish; the balance is a smooth, blue-gray, patina. The receiver has a very attractive, blue gray patina with large portions of blue finish in protected areas. The hammer and loading lever have strong case colors with some silvering. The crescent buttplate has a smooth silver patina. The engraving is crisp and deep; the barrel markings are sharp. The fancy walnut stock and forearm are in excellent condition. The checkering shows only minor handling wear and the carved scroll borders are sharp. The stock and forearm are free from nicks and scratches and retain nearly all of the original satin finish. The factory engraving and checkering are identical to that illustrated in the 1897 Winchester catalogue "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" and shown on pages 209-211 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by Wilson. This rifle has a full-page illustration and description on page 426 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis.

Winchester 1894 Takedown Short Rifle .30 WCF s/n 122466 mfg 1898
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Winchester 1894 Takedown Short Rifle .30 WCF s/n 122466 mfg 1898
20” part round takedown barrel; full mag; Lyman front sight; blank in rear dovetail; tang sight; extra finish walnut stocks; case colored Hammer, lever & crescent buttplate. Receiver retains 75% thinning blue with plum patina mixing in w/forging marks visible; barrel retains 90% bright blue w/edge on points of octagon; mag retains 60% - 80% blue with thinning at magazine retaining band from takedown wear; hammer and lever retain traces of their original case colors with balance silver/grey; buttplate is mostly silver; stocks retain a high degree of their original varnish finish and are in excellent condition overall; action is crisp; bore is brilliant.

Winchester 1894 Semi-Deluxe Short Rifle .32 WS s/n 149228
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Winchester 1894 Semi-Deluxe Short Rifle .32 WS s/n 149228
mfg 1899 – 15” part round barrel; half mag; Winchester 64A Smokeless rear sight; dovetailed front sight; capped pistol grip checkered straight grain walnut stocks w/rubber shotgun buttplate. Fully restored utilizing all original parts, including the stocks. ATF cleared.

336491
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Winchester 1894 SRC .32-40 WCF s/n 336491
mfg 1905 - 20” round barrel; full mag; extremely rare special-ordered set of Marbles sights: Marble 94C Ivory Bead front sight, Marble 95L Adjustable Leaf rear sight, and Marble Flexible Tang sight with early style locking tab; gumwood stocks with carbine buttplate. Condition: Overall 98% - 99% condition. Includes a Winchester letter of authentication from the Cody Firearms Museum. Three sights from the Marble Safety Axe Co. period (1898-1911) on one gun is a rare treat, especially in this condition. Up front is an ivory bead Marble No. 94C, “…especially constructed for the Winchester Carbine and will stand the hard usage often given this rifle in the saddle and woods.” according to the M.S.A. Co. catalog of 1907. On the barrel is a hard to find early Marble’s Adjustable Leaf Sight, No. 95L specifically designed for this type of three sight configuration. Rear tang sight is Marble’s Flexible Rear Sight. It has the early “tab” locking catch. Later M.S.A. Co. marked sights have the later style catch design seen on the later MARBLE marked sights. Either the tab or later catch designs with the M.S.A. Co. mark were only available for a few years each.

422491
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Winchester 1894 Deluxe SRC .30 WCF s/n 422491
mfg 1907 - 20” round matted barrel w/no rear sight dovetail; deluxe H-style checkered walnut stocks; Lyman receiver sight; saddle ring stud milled to accommodate receiver sight. Receiver retains 80% original blue on sides with 10% on bottom and on bolt; barrel retains 90% blue; stocks retain a high degree of original varnish finish; buttplate is a smooth even plum patina; bore is bright. One of only four known matted carbines; pictured on page 408 of Madis Winchester Book.

Historic Winchester 1894 Carbine .30 WCF s/n 817342
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Historic Winchester 1894 Carbine .30 WCF s/n 817342
mfg 1915 – 20" round barrel; full magazine; buckhorn rear sight; forged base front sight with pinned blade; straight grain oil finished walnut stocks with special ordered crescent buttplate. Overall like new condition. This carbine has Arizona copper mine history and was written up in an article by Rick Hill in The Winchester Collector magazine, Summer 2011 edition.

Winchester 1894 Deluxe Engraved Eastern Carbine .30 WCF s/n 897060 mfg 1921
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Winchester 1894 Deluxe Engraved Eastern Carbine .30 WCF s/n 897060
mfg 1921 - 20” round barrel w/no rear sight dovetail slot; half mag; number 10 style factory engraving with extra embellishment on the breach, upper tang and around the serial number; Lyman 1A DA locking-type tang sight; forged square base w/pinned blade ivory bead front sight; 3x deluxe H-style checkered capped pistol grip dense grain walnut stocks with 13-1/4” length of pull; embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Receiver retains about 90% – 95% original bright blue with a few light scratches and some thinning on the bottom and top. Lever retains 70% thinning blue and the hammer retains 80% bright blue. Barrel retains 95% original bright blue with slight muzzle wear. Stocks are sound and show moderate wear, light handling marks and retain generous amounts of their original oil finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Provenance: Eldon Owens collection. See Special Detailed Description

Winchester 1894 .30 WCF s/n 958476
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Winchester 1894 SRC .30 WCF s/n 958476 mfg 1923 – 20" round stainless steel barrel; full mag; platinum-lines three leaf express rear sight; fixed bade pinned blade front sight; straight grain walnut stocks. 95% condition overall.

 

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