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SN 18409. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and silver finish. Gun metal receiver with nicely figured American walnut stocks. Crescent buttplate with sling swivel attached. Forward swivel is missing. Receiver engraving is of a leafy scroll motif with floral accents. Forward flats of receiver have a grape-leaf motif. Top of receiver has scrolled accents in front of ejector port with leafy scroll to rear toward hammer. Top tang also has leafy scroll work. Engraving has dbl line border all around. Bottom of receiver is plain. Buttplate has leafy scroll accent on tang around screw leading to heel. Forend cap also has scroll accent around both screws. Listed as one of a few engraved like Henry rifles as per R. L. Wilson p. 66 in “The Book of Winchester Engraving” 2nd Edition. Bbl shows a 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent mark. German silver blade front-sight, ladder rear-sight. SN is stamped on lower tang under lever. SN is also stamped in upper tang mortise of buttstock. Buttstock has nicely figured wood, especially on right side. Right side of buttstock has a period of use rectangular silver presentation plaque with dished out corners inlet into the stock. Plaque reads, “Presented to THOs McMullen by his friends in Des Moines, August 13, 1870.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray-brown patina overall with high point wear and some small dents. Bbl mark is legible but light. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Muzzle of bbl has been lightly dressed. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with traces of deeply patinated silver finish around hammer in gullets in forward portion of frame and around trigger. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Receiver has light scratches and a few small dents overall. Lower tang has been repaired using an over-lapping joint that has been braised and screwed together. SNs have been properly re-stamped. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized with a dark brown finish overall. Stocks have numerous handling marks and dents. Forend shows numerous handling marks and dents, with a chip missing on upper front left side. Presentation plaque is very good. 50506-37 TEP (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4030

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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