.30 WCF caliber, 20" round barrel, S/N 991811. With typical Winchester Model 94 markings on the barrel and tang. With Winchester proofs on the breech of the barrel and top of the frame. Walnut stock and forearm, with saddle ring. The rifle is accompanied by a signed and notarized letter that states:
To whom it may concern:
The Winchester described below belonged to the late Ad and Plinky Topperwein, Winchester-Western's great exhibition shooters from 1901 to 1945.
...In 1944 after Plinky (Top's partner and beloved wife) died, Topp was given the job by Winchester-Western to find a husband and wife team to replace the Topperwein's. Ad picked Ernie and Dot Lind - "The Shooting Linds" - to succeed the husband and wife act he and Plinky had made famous. After Top instructed the Linds on the Topperwein technique, they represented Winchester with shooting exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ernie and Dot's spectacular rifle, shotgun and pistol shooting packed in crowds at sportsmans shows, fairs, rodeos, police ranges and military bases for more than three decades.
Ad and the Linds became great friends and in 1945 Ad gave the Winchester Model 94 described below to Ernie.
Model:94 Caliber: 30 WCF s/n: 991811
I confirm the above information to be true. Mrs. Ernie Lind (printed and signed in ink).
The rifle also includes a hand written letter from the gentleman who originally purchased the rifle from Mrs. Lind in 1992, along with other promotional pamphlets and photographs relating to the Linds and Ad Topperwein.
**Requires C&R or FFL - see T&C if you are not personally a license holder
Nearly all of the original blue finish remains on the barrel and magazine tube. The frame has a very good amount of blue remaining, with several areas of fading and scratching on the lower edges, and fading on the lever. The stock and forearm are in very good to excellent condition. The bore and action are excellent.