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4061
$11,500.00

VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE WITH MATTED BARREL.

SN 224136. Cal. 38-40. 24″ 1/2 round-1/2 oct matted bbl, full mag, unique front sight, no rear seat. The top of bbl is finely matted, usual markings on oct portion, left flat adjacent receiver has Winchester proof mark and “38 W.C.F.” Winchester proof mark can also be found top center of receiver. Standard 3rd model receiver with 4″ peep sight on top tang. Mounted with “XXX” walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, “H” checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38 cal rifle, 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkerd stock with pistol grip, matted bbl, case hardened, no slot for rear sight, received in warehouse January 11, 1887, shipped from warehouse January 12, 1887 on Order No. 13723. Repair and return on November 24, 1906 on Order No. 9947, repair and return on August 24, 1915 on Order No. 68398. Inspection of lower tang finds assembly No. 1471XXX38. On back of buttstock is 1837, no No. was found on buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a gray finish mixing with some brown spots of patina, usual light nicks & scratches. Receiver has traces of silver hardening mostly in protected areas blending with a gray patina. Stock is sound with nicks & scratches, hairline crack behind top tang, slightly flat checkering, some minor dents and retains a cleaned open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with about a 2″ hairline crack from nosecap, slightly flat checkering, usual minor nicks & dings, and retains a cleaned open grain oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are good, bore with strong rifling and some scattered shallow pits. 50320-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4061

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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