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4083
$6,900.00

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 14590. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks, with saddle ring attached and carbine buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled into front-sight. Front-sight on bbl band. 2-leaf carbine rear-sight. Receiver is of the first model variety with no guide-rail for dust cover which rides in a mortise. Dust cover shows a 5/8″ finely checkered thumbprint. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Lower tang has assembly no. “440” stamped on left side. Upper tang mortise and inside toe of buttplate also show assembly no. “440”. Butt has “PJC” stamped on left side near buttplate, possibly a former owner initials. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum Letter dated June 17, 1975, confirming carbine. Showing shipment on July 27, 1877. No other information is listed. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl marking is sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray-brown patina with light pitting overall. There are generous traces of blue finish around the trigger under lever. Receiver markings are sharp. Dust cover shows a gray-brown patina with a sharp thumbprint mark. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Stocks are very good, very slightly undersized and show evidence of a very light cleaning long ago. Initials in buttstock are clear. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina with some roughness. Bbl bands are a silver-gray patina with some traces of blue around front-sight. This is a very nice First Model 73 SRC in above average condition that is increasingly difficult to find. 51079-10 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4083

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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