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4079
$5,175.00

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 22224. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring attached. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. 3-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address with 2-leaf carbine sight. Bbl band front-sight. No cal mark. Receiver is of the first model type with dust cover riding in a mortise. No guide-rail. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. Lower tang SN engraved behind lever latch. Elevator is unmarked. Assembly no. “690” is stamped on left side of lower tang. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “3961”, as does inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a deep plumb-brown patina with no cleaning and a sharp mark. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver also shows a deep plumb-brown patina overall, with some scratch marks on sides. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a dark mustard-brown patina. Receiver marks are clear. SN is slightly worn. Stocks are very good. Buttstock is slightly undersized and shows handling marks overall, with a small chip in front of buttplate tang. Bbl bands also have a deep plumb-brown patina. A nice example of an honest First Model 1873 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine in as found condition. 50506-14 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4079

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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