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4058
$11,500.00

FINE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL DELUXE 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE, CASE COLOR RECEIVER AND NICELY FIGURED CHECKERED AMERICAN WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP STOCKS.

SN 70938. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Button magazine. 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the 2nd model type with screwed-in rail on top. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1489” is stamped on left side of lower tang with “CF” to front. Elevator is not marked. Trigger pin is exposed. Upper tang mortise of buttstock is not marked. Assembly no. “1489” is stamped on inside toe of buttplate with inspector mark “O” above. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows 20% blue, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina with high point wear. Bbl mark is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% of somewhat muted case color that is vivid near trigger, with the balance turning a smooth silver-gray patina. Dust cover is a silver-gray patina with a replaced screw. Lever screw has slot widened and may be a replacement. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a few slight dents. Hammer shows generous traces of case color overall. Vivid on right side. Lever also shows generous traces of case color overall, vivid near the hinge. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are professional replacements and retain nearly all their varnish finish, with sharp checkering, and only minuscule handling marks overall. Buttplate retains 80% case color finish with some light scratches and wear on heel and toe. Forend cap shows generous traces of case color finish, as does the magazine end cap. A very attractive Winchester Second Model 1873 rifle in a rare configuration and desirable cal. 51033-37 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4058

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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