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4066
$8,050.00

*EXTREMELY RARE POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH 16″ OCTAGON BARREL IN FULL NICKEL FINISH.

SN 683444B. Cal. 44 WCF. 16″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Full nickel finish. Receiver is of stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address, rolled on left upper flat in front of rear-sight with cal mark on same flat at breech. A “WP” proof in a circle is stamped on top flat at breech-end. Blade front-sight. Buck horn rear sight. Receiver shows Model 1873 over Winchester over trademark on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. There is a “WP” proof in a circle on forward top edge of receiver. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. No assembly nos. observed. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated May 8, 2002, which states rifle, 44 cal, 16″ oct bbl, export number 1.0227, full nickel finish, “D.M.B.”, charged to Market and Schaefer and Co. New York”, and showing shipment November 19, 1912. Order number 482369. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20-30% nickel finish, with the balance a silver-gray patina, with some roughness at muzzle. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Magazine tube is a smooth silver gray patina overall, with a slight trace of nickel near forend cap. Receiver retains 20-30% nickel finish with the balance a silver-gray patina with some light cleaning marks, dents, and scratches overall. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Elevator shows 50% nickel finish and is badly battered over cal mark. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned, and are slightly under-sized. Hammer retains a considerable amount of nickel finish with sharp checkering. Lever also contains generous cases of nickel finish. Stocks shows handling marks overall with some black stains at forward end of forearm. Buttplate and trap door retain 30-40% nickel finish with some roughness and scratches. Forend cap retains 20% nickel finish with balance a smooth gray brown patina. 50506-20 TEP (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 4066

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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