Winchester U.S. Model 1895 Lee Rifle Salvaged from USS Maine

6mm, 28" round barrel, S/N 9076. Blued finish, smooth walnut pistol-gripped stock with full-length forend, half-length hand-guard and two barrel bands. Receiver marked in four lines: U.S.N. / {ANCHOR} / No 9076 / -N.C.T.- Standard two-line Winchester address and patent markings on left side of receiver. Adjustable ladder rear sight, sling swivels, bayonet lug on upper barrel band. This gun is listed by serial number in the Springfield Research Service data base as one of the fifty-four M1895 Lee Navy Rifles recovered from the wreck of the battleship USS Maine, the sinking of which precipitated the US entry into the Spanish-American War. These guns were subsequently sold by Francis Bannerman & Co. Any extremely rare and historic rifle.


Good. As with all guns recovered from the Maine the metal shows light to moderate pitting. The metal retains only traces of finish and has a mostly dull, dark gray patina with some areas with a lighter gray coloration. The markings in the metal remain legible but are not crisp, as would be expected for a gun that spent time in salt water. The action is mechanically functional, the bore is fair, slightly dark and dirty with scattered pitting. The stock is solid and complete with added finish, showing bumps and dings, along with some finish scrapes.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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