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1253
$13,800.00

**SUPER RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE WITH NFA REGISTERED MAXIM SILENCER.

SN 430590. Cal. .30 WCF. Special order rifle with 22″ rapid taper rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, with ramp mounted half nickel front sight and a Winchester Model 1890 stamped sheet metal rear sight. Muzzle end of bbl is threaded for the accompanying Maxim silencer that is stamped on top rear edge “30” and is fully company marked with patent date on rear face. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & Winchester trademark embossed hard rubber buttplate. Silencer is a registered NFA item & fully transferable with a payment of a $200 transfer tax and proper paperwork for BATFE. Anyone involved with the firearms trade for any length of time will have encountered a rifle with threaded muzzle, but very few have ever had a NFA registered suppressor attached to its orig rifle. These “silencers” were not actually silent, but only suppressed the gas explosion from the burning powder. The supersonic bullet still made a crack sound as it broke the sound barrier in flight. PROVENANCE: NFA FORM 4 for Suppressor. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 98-99% strong orig blue with some light freckles of rust on the bbl. Takedown extension also retains about 98% orig blue with a few light freckles. Receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with some light flaking on sides & receiver ring. Hammer retains about 98% bright case colors and the lever about 70%, bright on sides, faded on outer faces. Forearm has a hairline at bbl extension, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use with most of its orig blue still on bolt face. Silencer is equally fine, showing about 92-93% orig blue with some scattered surface rust spots & one small cleaned area. A very compelling opportunity for the serious Winchester collector. 4-53698, 4-53699 JR263 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1253


Auction: Firearms - March 2015
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