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4084
$2,300.00

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 MUSKET.

SN 570584B. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt and sling swivels. Bbl is fastened by 3 bands. Front-sight is a bayonet lug type. Rear-sight is military ladder. 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight. Cal mark at breech-end. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover guide-rail. Top of tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Stocks are not marked. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% bright blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-patina towards the muzzle end with a few light scratches. Bbl bands retain nearly all of their blue finish. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% bright-blue finish with some light scratches and some staining on bottom side. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. Dust cover retains nearly all of the bright-blue finish with a few scratches. Loading gate shows almost all of fire-blue finish. Hammer, lever, and trigger retain nearly all of the dark case color finish. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain almost all of oil finish. Buttstock shows rack bruising on both sides. Forearm has rack bruise on left side near sight. Buttplate retains nearly all case color finish with some slight scratches on heel and toe. A very well preserved example Winchester Model 1873 Musket with nearly all of its orig finish. 51087-6 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 4084

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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