15. Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Deluxe Takedown Lightweight Short Rifle

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serial #83126, 30 WCF, 22" tapered octagon barrel with matted top flat and a very good bore that shows a little light frosting in the grooves. This rifle has lots of special order features which include a factory matted barrel, tapered octagon, takedown, half magazine, fancy wood, checkered stocks, pistolgrip and checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish with all markings propely moved to the top left and top right flats. The action retains about 75% original blue with wear being on top and bottom of action from the rifle being carried. The takedown collar is flaked to an even gray patina. The sides of the action show some light striations within the finish. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and correct 8 3/8" forend are of very nicely figured walnut and rate near very good with about 60% original oil finish remaining and showing light wear to the checkering. The rifle also features special sights with the front being a Beach style (appears modern), a two leaf folding rear and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. This is a very rare rifle that has many desirable features and is antique to boot. A great find for the 1894 collector. (17233-4) {ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) SOLD FOR $