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2043
$4,600.00

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL “BORDER MODEL”.

SN 639955B. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Correct stepped receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl shows a plumb-brown patina overall with some roughness on the right side. Marking is sharp. Magazine tube shows 50% blue with some roughness at the muzzle end. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver shows traces of orig blue in protected areas with the balance turning a plumb-brown. Pitting is evident, especially on left side. Tang marking is clear. SN is clear. Stocks are very good, full-sized and show some handling marks and dents, commensurate with the age and use of this rifle. These 20″ short rifles were very popular on the U.S. Mexican Border during the Mexican Revolution because they could be carried in a carbine scabbard, but gave the extra stability of a heavier bbl. This gun was part of a shipment lost in the 1909 shipwreck of the steamer, the John H. Starin, and is accompanied by much provenance. 50935-16 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2043

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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