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4050
$17,250.00

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 278359. Cal. 22 Long. Extremely rare small bore deluxe ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct-rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” bead hunting front sight and flat top rear sight. Frame is case colored and sideplates are factory nickeled. Mounted with checkered burled American walnut with pistol grip and crescent shaped steel buttplate and matching checkered forend. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly no. “2007” & “XXX, matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside magazine tube is orig. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office search form which confirms this rifle in Cal. 22 long with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, frames sideplate nickeled. Received in warehouse August 25, 1888 and shipped from warehouse two days later on August 27,1888 to order no. 11357. It is difficult to find any early 22 Cal. Winchester in high condition, much less a rare deluxe gun such as this. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95%+ orig blue though thinning with a few scattered cosmetic spots and blemishes. Frame, hammer,lever and nosecap retain about 60-80% muted and bright case colors with balance grey/brown with scattered areas of pitting. Sideplates retain 95%+ orig factory nickel with freckling and scuffing especially on right side. Buttplate retains about 80% of its dark muted colors with staining and light pitting at heel. Stocks are sound, well fit with good color retaining much of their orig bright finish, with diamond point wear and a small sliver of putty repairing chip at horn inset at pistol grip. Wood has a few light nicks and scratches. Mechanics are crisp, well defined bore. 50506-8 JS (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4050

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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