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4048
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FINE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND BARREL AND BUTTON MAGAZINE.

SN 308382. Cal. 32 WCF. Special order 28″ half rnd bbl. Button magazine. Case color receiver. Checkered XX stocks with pistol grip. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. Cal mark on top flat at breech. Rocky mountain blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on bottom tang in front of lever latch. Assembly no. “2784” is stamped on side of lower left tang. “XX” behind assembly no. Elevator is marked “32 CAL”. Stock has assembly no. “2784” stamped in upper mortise. Buttplate has assembly no. “2759” stamped on inside of toe with inspector no. “O” above. Pistol grip has ebony insert. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms letter dated April 20, 1981, confirming all features of this rifle and showing shipment on September 17, 1889. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% blue that is drifting to a plumb-patina towards the muzzle, with some scratches overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% case color that is vivid in the protected areas around the trigger with the balance turning a smooth silver-brown patina. Dust cover retains 80% bright-blue with an unmolested screw. Receiver shows a few light scratches overall. Screws are very good, unmolested, and show some blue finish. Loading gate shows 50% fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a few small dents and clear cal mark. Hammer shows vivid case color on both sides and on front and rear face. Lever is a silver-brown patina with traces of vivid case color in protected areas. Lower tang has been sprung slightly downward, easily remedied. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good and retain most of the varnish finish with some light marks overall. Buttstock has a repair at heel on left side. Checkering is sharp with some scattered dents. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color overall. Forend cap shows a hint of case color. 50506-2 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4048

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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