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4051
$14,375.00

RARE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SEMI DELUXE RIFLE WITH PLAIN PISTOL GRIP IN .22 LONG.

SN 314684. Cal. 22 LONG. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Rocky mountain front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Elevator has cal mark. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Assembly no. “2877” is stamped on left side of lower tang in very small numbers and to the rear is stamped “11” and “CF”. Upper tang mortise in butt-stock also shows assembly no. “2877”, as does inside of toe of buttplate. Accompanied a Colt Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated June 23, 2011, which says “fancy pistol grip”, with no mention of checkering. Other features are confirmed and shows shipment on October 26, 1889. Order number 4445. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% blue finish overall, drifting to a plumb-brown patina with high point wear and some scratching at muzzle. Bbl marks are clear and sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60% blue finish that has drifted to a plumb-brown patina. Receiver markings are sharp. Elevator is a dark mustard-brown patina with a few dents and a sharp mark. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color on both sides and on rear. Checkering is sharp. Lever is a smooth gray brown patina, with traces of case color at hinge. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with most of the varnish finish and handling marks overall. There are some dark stains at wrist and toe of butt-stock. Buttplate shows a silver-brown patina with some roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 20% blue finish with some scratching. 50506-9 TEP (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4051

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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