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Winchester Model 1894 Rifle Identified to Texas Ranger Captain Frank Probst

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
184
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Winchester Model 1894 Rifle Identified to Texas Ranger Captain Frank Probst, c. 1943, serial number 1247171, .30 caliber, walnut stock, round barrel marked on the top "MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL/MODEL-94-30 W.C.F.," with a provenance paper dated 1993 from Mrs. Frank Probst, barrel lg. 20, overall lg. 37 3/4 in.

Provenance: The collection of David F. Post.

Note: FFL, C&R.
Estimate $800-1,200

Stock has a few dings and nicks from use, the barrel and receiver retains about 75% of their blue, and the action functions properly. The bore is good but a little dirty.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Frank Probst, Bolt-action rifles, Carbines, Lever-action rifles, Police weapons, Winchester Model, United States