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4062
$8,625.00

VERY FINE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 85882. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Button magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address. No cal mark. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver has guide rail for dust cover attached with a screw, with exposed trigger pin. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with no finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1443” is stamped on left side of lower tang and in upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming features and showing shipment on March 2, 1882. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80% blue finish with high point wear and some light scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue overall with some light scratch marks. Dust cover retains 90% bright-blue. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina. Hammer shows generous traces of case color. Hammer does not stay on full cock, which can be repaired. Lever also shows a considerable amount of case color, blending to a silver-gray patina with some roughness on rear outside of lever. Receiver markings are clear and sharp. Lever latch spring is broken. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain oil finish overall with some light handling marks. Buttplate shows a generous amount of case color, especially on the tang. Forend cap shows 90% blue finish. 50506-16 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4062

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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