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4069
$4,255.00

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 444668B. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Barrel has 2-line Winchester Address rolled in front of rear sight. Cal. mark at breech end. No. 4 blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is marked Model 1873 on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. No assembly nos. were seen. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine show a even plumb-brown patina with generous traces of blue in protected areas and some spotting on top flat. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue finish, blending with a plumb-brown patina and only a few scratch marks. Dust cover is a smooth silver-gray patina. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark. Receiver marks are sharp. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color with vivid color on front face. Lever is a silver-gray patina with a hint of color on hinge. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and show only minor handling marks overall, with no signs of cleaning. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with slight roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap is a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue. A very nice example of a standard Winchester Third Model 1873 rifle in a popular configuration and cal in above average condition. 51033-15 TEP (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4069

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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