Lot 453 Detail
*Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle, with
Carved and Checkered Select Walnut Stocks
Serial no. 66256, .30 U.S. Model 1903 caliber, 24-inch round barrel with standard
markings, flush gold-inlaid barrel band at breech, accompanied by scroll engraving; open
sporting rear sight with ivory bead front sight on steel blade dovetailed on ramp.
Engraved frame with gold-inlaid borders front and rear; bear panel scenes on left side of
frame; muskox panel scene on right side of frame; engraved cocking lever and hammer.
Blued, with case-hardened hammer. Select oil-finished deluxe walnut stocks checkered and
carved in style D, with checkered hard rubber buttplate.
Condition: Excellent as reconfigured. 97% blue and 95%
case-hardening, minor fading and patina; stocks with light nicks and storage marks. Rear
sight repositioned, original holes plugged and barrel partially refinished. Rifle believed
to have been used by the Winchester factory as a display piece. John T. Amber.
Estimate: $40000 - $60000