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SN 278683B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate and steel forend cap. No assembly nos. were found, which is common for a standard rifle. Accompanied by a Cody record department letter April 27, 2016, confirming features and showing shipment on October 29, 1888, order number 14514. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube show 50% blue finish, blending into a plumb-brown patina, with some slight roughness at muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish overall with some minor scratching. Tang marks are sharp. Dust cover retains 90% blue finish with unmolested screw. Loading gate shows a considerable amount of fire-blue. Elevator shows a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and a couple of scratches. Hammer shows 50% case color that is vivid on the front face. Checkering is sharp. Bolt shows traces of orig blue. Lever shows generous traces of case color with the balance a silver-brown patina. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all the orig varnish finish. Minor handling marks overall. Buttplate shows traces of case color blending with silver patina and has some roughness at the heel and on the rear face and toe. Screws are good. Forend cap shows 60% blue finish with some scratching and good screws. A wonderfully preserved Model 1873 rifle in way above average condition. 50506-5 TEP (7,000-10,000) – Lot 4064

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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