* WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS, USA
A .38-55 (WIN) 'MODEL 1894' LEVER-ACTION TAKE-DOWN SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 9078,
first year of production, 1894, with round 26in. barrel marked 'MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW-HAVEN CONN U.S.A.', dove-tailed nickel-bladed fore-sight, elevating buckhorn rear-sight, slab-sided top-eject action (slight play on take-down joint), top tang marked 'MODEL 1894' over 'WINCHESTER', over 'PAT AUG 21. 1894', straight hand walnut butt-stock with crescent heel-plate, plain fore-end (woodwork refreshed), full-length magazine tube with takedown lever at tip, eyelets for a Winchester sling (absent), light traces only of faded finish
Provenance: The Winchester Model 1894 records list number 9078 as a rifle, calibre 38-55, octagon barrel and plain trigger. It was shipped from the factory on July 8, 1895, no other information of description is listed.
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act