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4054
$27,600.00

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE WITH 36″ BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE, CASE COLORED RECEIVER, SET TRIGGER, CHECKERED HIGHLY FIGURED AMERICAN STOCKS WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 424364. Cal. 32 WCF. 36″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Lyman sights. Set trigger. Receiver is of stepped variety. Fancy checkered American walnut stocks with pistol grip and ebony insert. Crescent buttplate. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech-end. Lyman front-sight, sporting rear-sight, and Lyman tang sight. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Tang sight was not removed. Top tang screw is marred and prevents stock removal. Tang sight was not removed. Elevator is marked “32 CAL”. Inside toe of buttplate has assembly no. “722” with inspector “O” stamped above. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated October 23, 1997, confirming cal, bbl length, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Lyman sights, and case hardened receiver. Letter shows shipment on October 27, 1892. Order number 8487. Also included is a copy of a page from an auction catalog when this rifle was sold in 1997, and a page from the Winchester Ledger Book listing this rifle. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown finish overall, with some dark stains and a couple of small scratches. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a silver-gray patina overall with some traces of case color and some slight staining. SN mark is sharp. Elevator shows a deep plumb-brown patina and clear SN mark with some light scratching. Hammer shows some traces of case color on back side, with the balance a smooth brown patina. Lever also shows a smooth brown-patina. Set trigger needs adjustment. Set trigger screw is broken. Lyman tang sight is good. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with nice figure on both sides and appear orig to this rifle. Buttplate fits with proud wood on all sides. Stocks retain a considerable amount of varnish finish with handling marks and dents overall. Checkering is slightly worn at pistol grip and well worn at forend. Buttplate is a smooth gray-brown patina with slight roughness at heel. Forend cap is a smooth gray-brown patina. 50506-27 TEP (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4054

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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