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SPECIAL ORDER 1894 IN RARE .32-40 CALIBER WITH HALF-OCTAGON BARREL, HALF-MAGAZINE, #95XXX.
SPECIAL ORDER 1894 IN RARE .32-40 CALIBER WITH HALF-OCTAGON BARREL, HALF-MAGAZINE, #95XXX. This is a really fine condition rifle showing most of the deep barrel blue with only some light scattered freckling mainly on the bottom of the barrel that is "on" the metal and not "in" the metal which could probably be soaked in oil and removed without too much trouble- either way is is very minor and hardly visible without looking very closely. The receiver shows fine deep blue with some age and brown mixing on the upper tang and by the serial number on the bottom. There is still some dark case color on the upper portion of the lever sides. All markings are sharp and clear. The forend cap retains good blue mixing plum. Nice blue on the loading gate, exc. screws, tight action and excellent bore that is only slightly dark with strong rifling all the way through. Original buckhorn rear sight with Winchester small blade front sight. Wood is excellent with tight wood to metal fit and shows normal light handling only. The .32-40 was the least produced caliber in the 1894. A .32-40 caliber rifle with these features is a rarity. This is a most attractive 1894.
Rifle Caliber: .32-40 Winchester
Model: 1894 SPECIAL ORDER
Serial Number: 95XXX
Barrel Length: 24