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4080
$3,450.00

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 284786B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Standard 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lower latch. No assembly nos. were observed. This rifle is accompanying by a Winchester Firearms Museum Letter dated December 19, 1968, confirming all features and showing shipment on December 27, 1888. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows a dull blue finish turning slightly plumb toward the muzzle with some high point wear. Magazine tube has an even smooth plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish drifting to a plumb-brown patina with some staining on right side. Dust cover shows 50% blue with balance a smooth plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color especially on left side with the balance a silver-gray patina. Lever is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas near hinge. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full-size, with most of orig varnish finish. Slightly worn at toe of buttstock with light handling marks overall. Buttplate is a smooth silver-gray patina with generous traces of case color overall. Forend cap shows 50% blue finish blended with a plumb-brown patina. 51079-7 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4080

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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