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4065
$5,175.00

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCT BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE, AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 190707B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue finish. Button magazine. Receiver is of stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front-sight. Cal mark at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Upper tang of receiver is stamped Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind latch. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. No assembly nos. were observed. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated June 11, 1984, confirming features and showing delivery on November 5, 1885. CONDITION: Very good. BBl shows 20-30% blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Muzzle shows cleaning in front of front-sight that has turned a gray-brown patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50-60% blue finish, turning plumb-brown toward the forward end, with light scratching overall. Dust cover shows 20% blue. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. All receiver marks are sharp. Hammer shows traces of case color on both sides with vivid color on front and back. Lever is a smooth silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Stocks are very good, full-size, and show most of varnish finish, with only slight handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with some light cleaning marks. Forend cap shows traces of blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. A very nice condition Special Order Third Model Winchester 1873 rifle. 50506-15 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4065

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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