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4056
$10,350.00

VERY FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL DELUXE 1873 RIFLE.

SN 248861. Cal. 32 WCF. Special order 26″ half rnd bbl. Blue and case color finish. Crotch grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark on top flat near breech. Rocky mountain blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Left side of lower tang shows assembly no. 636 in front of “XX” “32” “S”. Gun metal elevator shows “32 CAL”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “3183”. Buttplate shows assembly no. 3183 written in pencil down the inside surface of butt. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features, with the exception of the XX grade of wood. CONDITION: Bbl retains 40% dull blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina ,small pit marks about 6″ back from the muzzle. Bbl markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 20-30% muted case color with most of finish on sideplates. Balance has turned a dark silver-gray patina overall. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina. Screws are very good. Hammer shows traces of case color, with the balance a smooth gray-brown patina. Tang marking is sharp. Lever shows a smooth gray-brown patina with a hint of case color near hinge. Stocks are very good with some light scratches overall under a varnish finish. Checkering is sharp. Stocks are slightly under-sized. Stocks are orig Winchester manufacturer, but are from another rifle. Buttplate has a silver-gray patina overall. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Magazine cap is a smooth plumb-brown patina. 50506-4 TEP (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4056

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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