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SN 60732. Cal. 38 WCF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color receiver. Fancy stocks with shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight. Bbl has been “set back” 1-1/4″ at the receiver. Center of rear-sight mortise is 3-1/8″ in front of receiver. Center of front-sight mortise is 1-1/16″ of muzzle. Center of hanger mortise is 3-3/4″ back from muzzle. Forend has been shortened to 8-3/8″. Receiver is of the second model type with screwed on guide-rail and exposed trigger pin. Plain trigger. Tang has no provision for trigger block safety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Lower tang is marked with assembly no. “886” on left side with “XXX” in front and “S” to rear. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Buttstock shows assembly no. “886” on upper tang mortise, with “S” in front. No assembly no. appears on buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 22, 1988, stating cal 38, rnd bbl, set trigger, fancy stock, case colored receiver, no mention of shotgun buttplate. Showing shipment on August 26, 1880. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plumb-brown patina overall, with a sharp mark. Bbl, magazine tube, and forend have been shortened from breech-end. Possibly to repair a damaged chamber. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of case color near trigger and on inside of frame. Dust cover is a silver-gray color with pits. Loading gate is gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Tang markings are clear. Hammer shows traces of case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, as is lever. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of re-varnished finish with slight handling marks. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and has a repaired crack at rear tang screw. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina with some roughness and high point wear. Forend cap is also a gray-brown patina with some roughness. A nice old Winchester 73′ with some period repairs. 51033-27 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4082

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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