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Winchester 1894 short rifle with features & factory letter
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I just received the factory letter on this one.  This rifle once belonged to a U S Senator and conservationist.

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Pretty much a twin for this one ser#579563 , the “missionary’s” rifle on p. 434 of Madis’ book

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Nice piece by the way, congrats.

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Henry,

You might want to update the information card on your Missionary’ rifle… it was actually manufactured in September, 1912 versus 1911.

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mrcvs said
I just received the factory letter on this one.  This rifle once belonged to a U S Senator and conservationist.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_C._Walcott
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Great rifle. I’ve surveyed a number of them that are that same configuration. The 4-cartridge mag paired with the short wood on the 22″ seemed to be the default set-up, at least for the deluxe rifles like this one.

The three-leaf express almost always comes paired with the Lyman #1 on these, and is usually not called out in the letter.

See (5) ’94s that all letter as Lyman front and rear (as I recall) and the three leaf just ends up part of that sight package. 

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How did you connect this to the senator mentioned in your post? Meant to ask in my response above. 

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His granddaughter owned it until recently and consigned it to auction early in 2020.

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