"MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 49980.. Cal. 38-55 and 30 W.C.F. Rare dlx T/D rifle fitted with two bbls, 26" oct full magazine with Lyman half-silver front sight and semi-buckhorn sporting rear chambered in .38-55. Second bbl consists of 26" oct full magazine with Lyman half-silver front sight and Winchester 2-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with semi-fancy American walnut, each bbl having its own forearm, capped pistol grip stock with style "I" checkering pattern, dbl set trigger and crescent buttplate. Lower tang under stock bears assembly number 6591 (CF) as does the buttplate toe and back of buttstock. A Cody Firearms Museum verification sheet confirms the above and states shipped Dec. 19th, 1898 on order 17747. Gun is accompanied by a hand built green velvet lined wooden hard case with brass plaque "Presented to Dr. John W. Conover III by Atlantic City Trapshooting Assoc". CONDITION: Fine. .38-55 bbl and magazine tube retains 98% blue with some scattered light pitting and associated T/D thinning. Nosecap and T/D ring show areas of flaking and some thinning, retaining 75% finish. Semi-buckhorn rear sight appears to be a replacement and is missing the sight elevator. Bore is bright and shiny with slight scattered pitting at the muzzle. 30 W.C.F. bbl and magazine tube retains 98% of factory finish with only light thinning as produced by operation of the T/D mechanism. Forend cap and T/D ring show evidence of light scattered pitting and retain 95% orig finish. Bore is bright and shiny with slight scattered pitting at the muzzle. Receiver retains 80% blue with some light flaking on the left side and along the high points and sharp edges, balance turning to patina with scattered light pitting. Lever retains 75-80% case color with balance turning to silver and scattered light patina. Hammer retains most of its vivid orig case color with some friction marks on the left side. Buttplate has turned to patina with light to moderate scattered pitting. Wood is sound with normal light to moderate handling marks visible. Mechanics are crisp. Case is structurally sound with moderate scratching, bruising and associated handling wear. Velvet lining has a few small tears, rubs and other blemishes. 4-59759 (8,000-12,000)"
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