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4059
$10,925.00

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 13904. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. German silver front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Magazine has screw-in end plug. Receiver is of the First Model type with dust cover riding in a mortise. Dust cover has correct 5/8″ long oval thumbprint. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1780” is stamped on left tang, upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Records Office Letter dated April 27, 2016, confirming features and showing shipment on October 12, 1876. Order number 7349. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show 20% blue finish, that is strong in protected areas and has drifted to a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with some slight scratching. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 50% bright-blue finish, drifting to a smooth plumb-brown patina with striation marks and a few light scratches overall. Dust cover retains 60% blue finish with sharp checkering. Loading gate retains a generous amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator is a deep mottled mustard-brown patina with a few light scratches. Hammer shows generous traces of case color with sharp checkering. Lever is a smooth gray-brown patina overall. Lever latch is stuck, easily remedied. Tang marks are sharp. Stocks are very good and show a light cleaning with handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray brown patina with some roughness at heel of toe. Forend cap shows traces of blue finish. 50506-6 TEP (9,000-15,000) – Lot 4059

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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