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4075
$10,350.00

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH 14″ OCTAGON BARREL AND FULL MAGAZINE.

SN 566272B. Cal. 44 WCF. 14″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows a 2-line Winchester address rolled on the top flat in front of rear-sight. Rear-sight has been changed to 2-leaf carbine type. Cal mark at breech on left upper flat. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang is stamped with SN behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated January 27, 1995, confirming cal and bbl configuration and length, showing shipment on April 9, 1903. Order number 12964. CONDITION: Good, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube have a dark silver-gray patina overall with some roughness and some dents on right side. Bbl markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling.Receiver is a rough silver-gray finish overall with some battering on top. Tang markings are clear. Elevator mark is readable. Some screws have been replaced. Hammer and lever are a dark gray-brown patina. Stocks are good, under-sized, and show a coat of varnish with a few dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina, as is the forend cap with some roughness. An example of a very rare Winchester short rifle, many of which were shipped to rubber plantations in South America which accounts for the condition of many of these rifles. 50506-19 TEP (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4075

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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