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SN 107940. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd bbl. Button magazine. Receiver is of stepped variety. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forearm. Crescent buttplate. Bbl with correct 2-line address. Cal marking on top flat at breech. German silver front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver shows Model 1873 with finials on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. There is an “A” stamped under SN. Assembly no. “4567” is stamped on left side of tang under stock. Tang is also marked “XX” and “R”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “4567” with “38” stamped in front. Buttplate has “4567” stamped on inside of toe with “O” inspector mark above. “RH” is stamped in stock under tang of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated August 24, 1981 confirming all features of this rifle and showing shipment on April 7, 1883. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 70% blue finish, that is drifting to a plumb-brown patina with some slight scratches. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% case color that is vivid in protected areas, with a few light scratches. Tang marks are sharp. Dust cover shows 50% blue, blending to a plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows a considerable amount of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Hammer shows 90% case color on both sides and rear, with some slight scratch marks on side with sharp checkering. Lever shows generous amounts of color especially towards hinge. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all the varnish finish, with some light handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp. Buttplate shows 20% case color on tang, with the balance a silver-gray patina and slight roughness at the heel. Forend cap shows 20% case color that is blending to a smooth silver-gray patina. 50506-3 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4049

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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