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4077
$5,750.00

RARE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER 22″ HALF ROUND BARREL AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 61371. Cal. 38 WCF. 22″ half rnd half oct bbl. German silver blade front sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Winchester 2-line address is rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Forend is 8-1/4″ long, which is correct. Receiver is of the stepped variety with dust cover guide-rail screwed to top. Trigger pin is exposed. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Lower tang shows assembly no. “61” stamped on left side. Buttstock shows assembly no. “61” in upper tang mortise, with the no. “38” and “P” in front. Buttplate has assembly no. “61” stamped on inside of toe. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Cal mark is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows a plumb-brown patina overall, with some blue in protected areas and sharp markings. Dust cover is also a plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator has been cleaned with a sharp mark. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized and have been cleaned long ago. Stocks show handling marks overall with a small gouge on lower forend. Buttplate shows 50% blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. Forend cap shows 50% blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. A rare Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 rifle with a shorter than standard bbl. 50506-23 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 4077

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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