Fall 2017 Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Grosses Over $15.1 Million

Auction: October 31, November 1 & 2, 2017: 10am

Preview: October 30, 2017: 9am - 7pm and October 31: 7am - 10am | November 1 & 2: 8am - 10am

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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3000
$11,500.00

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 15315. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ bbl, full magazine, blue finish with gun metal receiver. Saddle ring is attached. Straight grain American stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl has 2-line Henry’s Patent address in front of rear sight. Bbl shows standard carbine sights. SN is stamped on the left lower inside of the tang, the receiver is otherwise unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth grey/brown patina that is slightly mottled. Sights are good. Bbl address is faint but legible. Magazine tube is slightly short and may be a replacement from long ago. Bbl band has been cleaned to a silver/grey patina. Receiver shows an even mustard yellow patina overall with sharp edges and a few minor dents. Hammer and lever are grey/brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of blue. SN mark is clear. Stocks are good, slightly undersized and show an old re-varnished finish. Upper tang screw is a replacement. 4-pc steel cleaning rod is in the butt. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Mechanics are very good. An opportunity to obtain an early 1866 saddle ring carbine in above average condition. 52093-7 TEP (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3000

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3001
$8,625.00

WINCHESTER 4TH MODEL 1866 RIFLE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 150746. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, blue finish with gunmetal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Bbl has standard sporting sights. SN is stamped on lower receiver tang behind lever latch. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter addressed to noted dealer Ray Saign stating this rifle was shipped on April 9, 1879 with one other Model 1866 to Order Number 15178; letter erroneously records this rifle as a carbine but also notes the round bbl configuration. This appears to be an error in the entry. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth plum-brown patina overall with some traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp, sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver has a pleasing mustard brown patina overall with sharp edges and sharp markings. Sling swivel staple holes are filled on the left side, showing that a carbine receiver was used in the manufacture of this rifle. Stocks are very good and only show minor handling marks overall. Stocks are full sized. Crescent butt is a mottled grey-brown patina with roughness at the heel. Forend cap shows a considerable amount of blue. Mechanics are crisp. An opportunity to obtain an example of a late production Model 1866 Winchester. 52471-10 TEP (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3001

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3002
$4,025.00

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 153669. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, gunmetal receiver, straight grain American walnut stocks with gunmetal carbine buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. “S” is stamped behind rear sight. Bbl has standard carbine sights with front sight on bbl band and 2-leaf rear sight. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a deep grey/brown patina overall with a couple of dents and some roughness toward the muzzle. Bbl mark is faint but legible. Sights are good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver shows a deep mustard patina that has developed after it was cleaned long ago. SN is sharp. Upper tang screw is a replacement. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show handling marks and dents over an old cleaning. Forend has a couple of deep gouges toward the front. Buttplate is also a deep mustard patina. Saddle ring and staple have been removed from receiver, but are included with this lot. Mechanics need attention; lever is loose, hammer holds at half and full cock. A decent example of a “YELLOW BOY” Winchester carbine. 52552-3 TEP (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3002

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3003
$12,075.00

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND DESIRABLE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 TRAPPER MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 14″ BARREL, AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 399868. Cal. 44 W.C.F. 14″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Stepped receiver. Saddle ring attached. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Standard carbine sights. 14″ bbl with proper rapid taper. Accompanying this carbine is a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated 8/5/2016 confirming carbine, cal. 44, bbl length 14″, and showing shipment from warehouse on 11/16/1891. Order #15039. Carbines of this type saw extensive use south of the border and are extremely rare especially in this bbl length. 14″ Model 1873 saddle ring carbines are so rare that Jim Gordon was not able to find one to picture in his book, Winchester Model 1873 A Tribute. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Carbine has a mottled gray brown patina overall with some heavy pitting, especially on the bbl. The bbl was draw filed long ago to clean rust and all bbl markings have been obliterated. The deep patina shows on top of the file marks. Bbl dimensions are correct for this bbl length. Forearm is 7-5/8″ long which is also correct. Forearm matches the bbl taper. The stepped receiver is also correct for this type of carbine. Carbine sights are good. Ladder sight is marked 1873. Bore is dark with visible rifling. A saddle ring shadow is present over the gray patina. Upper tang mark is legible and sharp. Elevator has been polished and cleaned and is developing new patina with numerous scratches and dents overall. SN is washed out but legible. Dust cover is correct. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned and show numerous handling marks overall under a coat of varnish. Sling swivel mortise is present at bottom of buttstock. This is an opportunity to obtain the rarest of all Winchester Model 1873 Trapper Carbines. Note: This carbine was offered in the Julia sale in April of 2017 where an addendum was added stating the bbl chamber was plug welded in place. Upon further examination this was found to be an old brass case that was stuck to the side walls of the chamber. This has been removed and the carbine has been test fired showing that the chamber is intact. Two spent cases will be provided to the buyer as evidence of this fact. 52615-1 TEP (13,000-15,000) – Lot 3003

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3004
$7,475.00

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 “TRAPPERS MODEL” SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 15″ BARREL AND HALF MAGAZINE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 131591. Cal. 44 WCF. 15″ bbl. Half mag. Full blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel carbine buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of bbl band which is correct. Stud front sight made to mount bayonet and ladder type rear sight. Forend is 7-3/4″ long which is correct. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Saddle ring is attached on side. Upper tang is marked MODEL 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Cal. mark has been polished off elevator. This type of carbine was used by the Rurales during the Porfirio Diaz regime especially in northern Mexico when they were fighting with Yaqui Indians. These carbines had half mags and stud front sights and were shipped with bayonets. These would intimidate the Indians who were not familiar with firearms but were familiar with spears. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment on July 25, 1883 to order #5501. CONDITION: Very good for this model, as these carbines saw heavy use. Bbl shows a somewhat rough dark brown patina with muzzle wear and scratches. Bbl address is legible and still somewhat sharp because it was protected by bbl band. Cal. mark has been polished off. Rear sight is good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Bbl band is plum brown patina. Magazine shows some pitting. Receiver is a mottled grey brown patina overall with dents, scratches and abrasions that would be expected on this type of carbine. There is some pitting on front receiver ring. Side plate and lever screws are replacements. There is a saddle ring shadow present. Tang markings are clear. Lever latch is a replacement. Hammer and lever are a deep brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show numerous handling marks and dents overall. Buttstock has a repair at the wrist. Forestock has a few chips missing. Mechanics are functional. An opportunity to obtain a very desirable Winchester Model 1873 “TRAPPERS MODEL” carbine that definitely saw service south of the border. 52643-2 TEP (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3004

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3005
$11,500.00

WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH VERNIER TANG SIGHT AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 12105. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, blue finish, long staff vernier tang sight, straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Sights are standard for this model. Dust cover has correct oval thumbprint. SN appears on lower tang behind lever latch. Tang sight was not removed. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum letter showing shipment on March 9, 1876 to Order Number 5543. The letter is addressed to noted collector Les Quick. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40% blue that is bright in protected areas and worn to a smooth grey/brown patina on the top. Magazine tube is also a smooth blue/grey patina with traces of bright blue. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver shows 40-50% bright blue blending to a plum/brown patina. Striation marks are visible overall. Dust cover is a smooth plum/blue patina. Thumbprint has sharp checkering. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina with a couple of slight dents. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color. Lever is a grey/brown patina overall. SN is sharp. Tang sight is very good. Mechanics crisp. Lever retaining spring needs adjustment. Steel buttplate has a mottled silver/grey patina. Forend cap shows 60% bright blue. Stocks are fine, full sized with only slight handling marks overall. Any opportunity to purchase a 1st Model 73 rifle that was once in the collection of noted Winchester authority, Les Quick. 52471-12 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3005

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3006
$8,625.00

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF-MAGAZINE AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 148441. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, half-magazine, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl has standard sporting sights with rear buckhorn. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight with Cal. mark to the rear. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang shows “MODEL 1873” with finials. SN stamped on lower tang. Cal. is stamped on elevator. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment on May 14, 1884 to Order Number 12298. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80-90% blue finish with some slight muzzle wear and a few scratches. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% plus bright blue finish with a few minuscule scratches and some high point wear. Dust cover shows nearly all blue finish. Loading gate snows nearly all fire blue finish. Elevator is a smooth mustard patina with sharp Cal. mark. Hammer and lever both retain a generous amount of case colored finish. All markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full sized and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with only slight handling marks. Crescent buttplate shows 50% case color that has drifted slightly to smooth silver/grey patina. Forend cap retains 90% bright blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. 52471-14 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3006

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3007
$10,925.00

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH BEACH’S COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT VERNIER TANG SIGHT WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 190724. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, buckhorn rear sight and vernier tang sight. Blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. 4-pc steel cleaning rod present in butt. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features with the exception of front sight and tang sight showing shipment on October 5, 1885 to Order Number 1230. Also included is a typed George Madis letter about this rifle. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube show 90% plus blue finish that is drifting to a pleasing plum/brown color. There are a few minor scratches. Gold plated Beach’s front sight is fine. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% blue finish with some light staining on either side especially in front of loading gate. All receiver markings are sharp. Tang sight was not removed. Loading gate shows almost all of the fire blue finish. Elevator is a smooth mustard patina with sharp mark. Hammer and lever both retain a generous amount of case color finish. Tang sight also retains considerable blue. Stocks are fine, full sized and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with miniscule handling marks overall. Buttplate is a grey/brown patina with traces of case color. Forend cap retains 95% of blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. A chance to buy a very nice Model 73 rifle in a great Cal. to shoot. 52471-15 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3007

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3008
$5,750.00

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, HALF MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 59605. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, half magazine, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Standard sporting front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is of the 2nd Model type with dust cover rail attached with a screw. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” without finials. Lower tang shows SN behind lower latch. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows 80% of the blue finish that is drifting to a plum-brown patina and shows some high point wear, scratches, and a few stains. Bbl address is sharp, sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50-60% of blue finish that is drifting to a plum-brown patina overall with striation marks showing through the blue. All markings are sharp. Dust cover has been cleaned and is a smooth grey-brown patina. Hammer and lever are a grey-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full sized, and have only miniscule handling marks overall. The forend has a small crack on the forward right side. Buttplate is a grey-brown patina with some erosion on heel and toe. Forend cap shows 20% blue with the balance being a grey-brown patina. Mechanics are crisp. An opportunity to obtain a very nice, early Winchester Model 1873 rifle in above average condition. 52471-16 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3008

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3009
$5,462.50

*WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 MUSKET.

SN 570168. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ bbl, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks. Three bbl bands on forestock. Sling swivels mounted on middle bbl band and buttstock. Bbl has stud front sight and ladder rear sight. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight with Cal. mark at the rear of sight. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” with finials, lower tang shows SN stamped behind lever latch. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains nearly all of the bright blue finish with a few small scratches and slight muzzle wear. Bbl bands and magazine tube also retain nearly all the blue finish. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver also retains nearly all of the original blue finish with only a few light scratch marks evident. Dust cover retains 80% blue that has faded somewhat to plum. Loading gate shows most of the fire blue. Elevator is a bright mustard patina with a sharp mark. Hammer and lever show nearly all of case color finish. The stocks are fine with all of the oil finish. Stocks show a few deep dents from handling in a rack. Buttplate retains nearly all of the orig case color with some slight staining at the heel and toe. Mechanics are crisp. 52471-17 TEP (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3009

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3010
$7,475.00

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 447278. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, full blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of the rear sight with Cal. mark to the rear. Bbl has standard sporting sights. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Elevator also has Cal. mark. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum factory letter confirming all features and showing shipment on August 14, 1894 to Order Number 18940. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine both retain 80% of the somewhat dulling blue finish with only minor scratches and dents. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with some stains and strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% bright blue finish with some high point wear and minor handling marks overall. There is some staining on the forward flats on both sides at the carry point. Dust cover also retains 90% bright blue. Loading gate has generous traces of fire blue. Elevator is a smooth mustard patina with a sharp Cal. mark. Screws are unmolested. Hammer and lever both retain a generous amount of case color which is vivid in protected areas. Lever loop has drifted to a silver patina with some staining. All markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full sized and retain nearly all of the finish. Forend shows some minor handling marks on left side. Buttplate retains 50% case color finish with some staining at the heel and toe. Forend cap retains 90% blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. 52471-11 TEP (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3010

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3011
$7,475.00

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 69508. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sporting sights, full blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. Receiver is of the 2nd Model variety with dust cover rail attached with a screw and exposed trigger pin. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Initial “W” appears in wood on the left wrist of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment on July 13, 1881 to Order Number 26697. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine as professionally restored. Sights are very good. Bbl marking is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Bbl retains 80% blue finish with some marring toward muzzle. Magazine shows traces of blue with the balance a silver/grey patina. Receiver shows 90% of restored blue finish. Dust cover retains 30% orig blue with the balance flaked. Loading gate also shows considerable fire blue. Hammer and lever retain a generous amount of case colors that has silvered out on the lever loop. Markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, nearly full size, with an old varnish re-finish. Stocks show light handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver/grey patina with some stains. Forend cap retains 50% blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. A nice example of an early 2nd Model 73 Winchester that has seen some professional restoration. 52471-2 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3011

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3012
$6,325.00

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER, FANCY WOOD AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 112797. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ half-oct bbl, half-magazine, blue and case colored finish. Fancy American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight with Cal. mark to the rear. Rifle has blade front sight and buckhorn rear sight. Front sight blade is missing. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Lower left tang on inside is marked “X” with assembly number “4613” followed by “32 R”. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator also has Cal. mark. Assembly number “4671” is stamped on the upper tang mortise of the buttstock and on the inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock shows crotch grain on both sides. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Record Office search document confirming all features and showing shipment on March 27, 1883 to Order Number 3320. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl shows 80% of the blue finish that is somewhat faded toward the muzzle with only some minor mars and scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good except as noted. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% of the case colored finish that is vivid in protected areas and slightly silvered out overall with no marring. All markings are sharp. Hammer and lever also retain most of the case color finish that has silvered out on the lever. Stocks are very good, full sized and fit very well. Buttstock and buttplate is a replacement as noted. Buttplate shows traces of case color that has drifted to a silver/grey patina with erosion at the heel and toe. Forend cap retains 50% case colored finish. Mechanics are crisp. A very attractive Winchester Model 1873 rifle. 52372-6 TEP (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3012

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3013
$6,900.00

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 12491. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl. Full magazine, full blue finish having straight grain American walnut stocks with steel carbine buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. Front sight is on the bbl band and has a square notch cut in the rear. Rear sight is of the carbine flip type. Receiver is of the 1st model variety without a dust cover guide. Dust cover rides in a mortise on the top of the frame. Dust cover shows correct finely checkered oval thumbprint, which measures 5/8″ long. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” without finials. “3” is stamped on the upper tang behind model designation – this could be a rack no. of some type. SN is engraved on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Elevator has the initials “A. J.” scratched on the bottom. The right side of the buttstock has brass tack decoration showing the letter “J”. This carbine is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features and showing shipment on Dec. 13, 1876 to order no. 7930. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a smooth blue-brown patina overall with slight traces of blue. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains a generous amount of blue in protected areas under the lever and around the hammer. There is a saddle ring shadow present. Balance of finish blends to a plum-brown patina with visible striation marks. Dust cover shows traces of blue with replacement screw. Lever, hammer, trigger, and sideplate screws are replacements. Loading gate shows a trace of fire blue. Tang markings are sharp, tang screw is slightly battered. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, and show and old varnish finish likely applied at the time the stock was decorated. Buttplate is a mottled grey-brown patina with some stains. Bbl bands are a grey-brown patina, forearm band screw is a replacement. Mechanics are crisp. A very good example of a 1st model 1873 Winchester Carbine, many of which saw service with the Texas Rangers at the time that this carbine was manufactured. 52695-1 TEP (2,750-5,000) – Lot 3013

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3014
$1,621.50

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 60732. Cal. 38 WCF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color receiver. Fancy stocks with shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight. Bbl has been “set back” 1-1/4″ at the receiver. Center of rear-sight mortise is 3-1/8″ in front of receiver. Center of front-sight mortise is 1-1/16″ of muzzle. Center of hanger mortise is 3-3/4″ back from muzzle. Forend has been shortened to 8-3/8″. Receiver is of the second model type with screwed on guide-rail and exposed trigger pin. Plain trigger. Tang has no provision for trigger block safety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Lower tang is marked with assembly no. “886” on left side with “XXX” in front and “S” to rear. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Buttstock shows assembly no. “886” on upper tang mortise, with “S” in front. No assembly no. appears on buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 22, 1988, stating cal 38, rnd bbl, set trigger, fancy stock, case colored receiver, no mention of shotgun buttplate. Showing shipment on August 26, 1880. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plumb-brown patina overall, with a sharp mark. Bbl, magazine tube, and forend have been shortened from breech-end. Possibly to repair a damaged chamber. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of case color near trigger and on inside of frame. Dust cover is a silver-gray color with pits. Loading gate is gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Tang markings are clear. Hammer shows traces of case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, as is lever. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of re-varnished finish with slight handling marks. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and has a repaired crack at rear tang screw. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina with some roughness and high point wear. Forend cap is also a gray-brown patina with some roughness. A nice old Winchester 73′ with some period repairs. 52148-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3014

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3015
$6,325.00

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 54949. Cal 40-60. Fine deluxe “Centennial” Winchester Model 1876 rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the Winchester & King address & patent dates and caliber marking over the chamber area. Mounted with 2-3X deluxe shell & flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has ebony inlay in grip cap & crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver has single set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood has the assembly number “2694” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. According to Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values, Fjelstad & Allen there were 63,871 Model 1876 rifles & carbines produced in the period 1876-1897 in 4 different calibers and a variety of bbl lengths, both standard grade and deluxe plus muskets. Deluxe features on this model were special order only and are rarely encountered today. The Model 1876 was the first big bore repeating rifle offered on the American market. It was a favorite on the western frontier where the larger & heavier caliber bullets were capable of taking the very largest North American big game including Grizzly Bears, Moose, Elk & Buffalo. This model was a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt which he carried on many hunting expeditions around the world. Deluxe versions of this rifle are quite rare with few encountered today. The extra cost of ordering such a rifle was generally prohibitive to the working man of that era and so few were ordered. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall the rifle retains 98-99% strong, early Turnbull style restored finish with bright blue on the bbl & magazine tube and bright case colors on the receiver, side plates, lever, hammer & buttplate. Forend cap colors have faded. There is a hair-line back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored Winchester style finish with freshened checkering. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are crisp. Bright bore with good shine and scattered fine pitting. 52327-2 (6,500-8,500) – Lot 3015

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3016
$5,175.00

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OPEN TOP SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 2912. Cal. 45-75. 22″ rnd bbl, full blue finish, saddle ring attached, straight grain American walnut stocks with full length forend and steel carbine buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Sights are of the carbine type with a folding leaf rear sight. Forend has a steel cap. Receiver is of the open top variety. “MODEL 1876” is stamped on the upper tang. SN is engraved on the lower tang and behind lever latch. Elevator is unmarked. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl has a smooth grey/brown patina overall. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. There is a small dent in front of the rear sight. Bbl band shows some pitting. Forend cap is a smooth grey/brown patina. Receiver shows moderate pitting overall that has been cleaned and touched up. Sideplate and lever screws are replacements. Trigger pin is a replacement. Loading gate also shows some pitting. Elevator has a mustard yellow patina with some staining and shows cleaning. SN is engraved behind lever latch on lower tang. SN engraving has been chased but appears to be the correct number. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized and show a 4-screw repair at the wrist. Screw holes have been plugged. Stocks show handling marks overall commensurate with the age of the carbine.. Buttplate is also a grey/brown patina with erosion at the heel and toe. Mechanics are functional, but somewhat loose. Bore is very frosty with visible rifling. Chance to obtain a very rare open top 1876 saddle ring carbine that because of its rareness would be acceptable in this condition. 52285-1 TEP (4,500-6,500) – Lot 3016

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3017
$12,075.00

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE WITH LYMAN RECEIVER SIGHT AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 133496. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, and Lyman receiver sight. Full blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight with Cal. mark to rear. SN appears on lower tang behind lever. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1886 / WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features except Lyman sights and showing shipment on May 20, 1905 to Order Number 11412. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine retain 95% of the blue finish that is drifting somewhat to plum-brown with minor high point and muzzle wear. Sights very good, markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 95% plus of the blue finish, again with minor high point wear. Receiver sight also retains nearly all of the blue finish. Bolt retains nearly all of the blue finish. Loading gate shows considerable fire blue. Tang markings are sharp. Hammer and lever both retain a considerable amount of case color that has turned silver on the lever loop. Stocks are fine, full sized and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with only very slight handling marks. Buttplate is a mottled grey-brown patina with no roughness. Forend cap shows 95% of the blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. A very nice Winchester 86 in a desirable configuration and a somewhat rare Cal. 52471-18 TEP (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3017

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3018
$4,025.00

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 934. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Winchester address is rolled in front of rear sight. Cal. designation appears at the breech of bbl. Rear sight is marked “1876”. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1886” bordered by dashes. SN is engraved on lower tang under lever. Patent dates also appears under lever. Lever has 1st Type lever latch located on left side of lever. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features and showing shipment on November 5, 1886 to Order Number 11281. CONDITION: Extremely fine as professionally restored. Bbl and magazine tube retain nearly all of the dull blue finish. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver, hammer, lever, buttplate and forend cap all retain nearly most of their re-case colored finish. Stocks are replacements and show very few handling marks overall. Mechanics are crisp. A nice example of an early 86 rifle in a desirable caliber that has been professionally restored. 52343-1 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3018

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3019
$4,025.00

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH IVORY BEAD LYMAN FRONT SIGHT AND LYMAN TANG SIGHT.

SN 22657. Cal. 40-65 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman blade front sight with ivory bead, sporting rear sight, Lyman tang sight. Blue and case color finish with nicely figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forearm. Pistol grip is not capped but has an ebony insert. Steel crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of the rear sight with the Cal. designation to the rear of the sight. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1886” bordered by dashes. SN appears on lower tang. Patent mark also appears on lower tang. Left inside of lower tang shows “X” designating fancy wood. Assembly number “273” appears on the left lower inner tang and on the toe of the buttplate. Assembly number is not seen in upper tang mortise of buttstock because of repair. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth blue/brown patina overall with some roughness toward the muzzle and a scratch mark near the bbl address. Sights are very good. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver shows generous traces of case color in protected areas with the balance turning a silver patina. There is some erosion at the carry point. Markings are sharp. Bolt shows considerable blue finish. Hammer and trigger are a smooth grey/brown patina with traces of case colors in protected areas. Rear tang sight is very good with traces of blue. Stocks are very good, full sized and only show minor handling marks overall. As previously noted, the buttstock was once cracked at the wrist and has been repaired with glue and a pin through the forward part of the wrist. Glue inside covered assembly number. Checkering is sharp with a few minor dents. Stocks show minor handling marks overall with some bruising on the forward right side of the forend. Buttplate is a mottled silver/grey patina with some erosion on the tang. Forend cap is a silver/grey patina with hints of case color. Mechanics are fine. A very attractive Deluxe Model 1886 Winchester made in 1888. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 52405-6 TEP (4,000-5,000) ESA – Lot 3019

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3020
$4,312.50

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH RIFLE BUTT AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 109171. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, full blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Plastic bead front sight, standard carbine rear sight. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. Cal. designation is at breech end. Tang is marked “MODEL 1886” bordered by dashes. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Patent marks stamped under lever. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment on October 25, 1907 to Order Number 128245. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube both show a mottled grey/brown patina overall with some roughness, especially on the right side. Traces of blue show in protected areas. Front bbl band is slightly loose. Sights very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in protected areas with balance turning a silver/grey patina. There is some erosion on right side and light cleaning. Bolt is a silver/grey patina. Hammer and lever are both a silver/grey patina with hints of case color in protected areas. Markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full size and show numerous small handling marks and dents. Forend has some bruising on right side. Buttplate is a mottled silver/grey patina. Bbl bands are silver/grey patina. Mechanics are functional. A chance to obtain a decent 1886 carbine with a rare rifle buttplate. 52405-5 TEP (4,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3020

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3021
$0.00

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH LYMAN RECEIVER SIGHT.

SN 131124. Cal. 45-70. 22″ rnd bbl, half-magazine, takedown. Full blue finish, Lyman receiver sight. Rear bbl sight mortise is plugged. “WP” proof in an oval at the rear of bbl. No “WP” in oval appears on receiver. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1886”. Checkered straight grain American walnut stocks with pistol grip, hard rubber Winchester buttplate and Winchester sling eyes. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% blue finish with some stains toward the muzzle on the right side and some marks from the elevator of a rear sight that has been replaced. Front sight is very good with a brass bead. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 20-30% blue finish, mostly on the right side. Receiver shows some touch-up to the finish under the rear sight. Bolt retains 50% blue finish. Lyman receiver sight retains traces of blue drifting to a mostly plum patina. Hammer and lever show generous traces of case color, especially on the left side of the lever with the balance being a silver/grey patina. Hammer also shows strong traces of case color. Stocks are very good, full sized and show only minor handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp. Winchester pistol grip cap is very good. Winchester hard rubber buttplate is very good with a clear logo. Forend cap shows 40-50% blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. A nice late-1886 in its most modern configuration and most desirable Cal. 52405-1 TEP (4,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3021

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3022
$4,025.00

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH SHEARD FRONT SIGHT AND LYMAN TANG SIGHT.

SN 147734. Cal. 45-90. 22″ rnd bbl, half-magazine takedown. Full blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Bbl shows Winchester address rolled on left side in front of rear sight. Left rear side is marked “NICKEL STEEL” with Cal. mark to the rear. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever with patent marks under lever. Tang sight was not removed. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80% dark blue finish with some drifting to plum toward the muzzle. Markings are sharp. Sheard front sight has clear markings. Rear sight is very good. Bore is dirty with brightness and visible rifling, may clean up. Receiver retains 50% blue finish overall that is bright in protected areas with the balance drifting to a pleasing plum/brown, especially at the carry point. Hammer and lever are a silver/grey patina with traces of case color remaining. Rear sight is very good and shows considerable blue. Markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full sized and show minor handling marks overall. Shotgun buttplate is very good with clear logo. Forend cap is a plum/brown patina. Mechanics are crisp. A very nice takedown 86 in a great and rare caliber for this model. 52405-12 TEP (3,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 3022

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3023
$4,600.00

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 91957. Cal 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight and 1000 yd rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced about 1894 when the west was still fairly wild and hunting was a way of life. The firearms of that era usually saw continuous hard service under adverse conditions, often with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 80% blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Magazine tube retains about 90% dulling orig blue. Receiver shows about 25-30% blue in sheltered areas having been cleaned a long time ago. Top & bottom tangs are a gray/brown patina. Lever & hammer retain faded case colors as does the buttplate. Stock has a bruise by the top tang otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and shows an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter. 52061-1 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 3023

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3024
$2,587.50

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE.

SN 3474. Cal. 45-90 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue and case colored finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl has Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight with Cal. designation at breech of bbl. Front sight is a modern replacement, rear sight is standard semi-buckhorn. Upper tang receiver is marked “MODEL 1886” bracketed by dashes. SN is stamped on lower tang under lever. Patent dates also appear under lever. Lever exhibits 1st Type lever latch located on left side of lever. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube both show a mottled grey/brown patina with some dents and scratches overall. Rear sight is very good. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver/grey mottled patina overall with slight traces of case color remaining. Bolt shows traces of blue. Hammer and lever are both a silver/grey patina. Hammer has a hint of case color remaining. Markings are sharp. There is an extra plugged hole on the top of tang. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and were cleaned and varnished long ago. Buttplate is a blue/brown patina. Buttplate was bent at the toe and was reshaped and remounted. Toe is slightly bent. Forend cap is also a mottled brown patina. Mechanics functional. 52066-1 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3024

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