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4085
$4,887.50

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .22 CALIBER.

SN 174952A. Cal. 22 SHORT. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Take down receiver. Receiver is of stepped variety. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. “22 CAL” at breech. Receiver is marked Model 1873 on upper tang with finials. SN is on lower tang behind lever latch. “22 CAL SHORT” is marked on elevator. Take down feature has a pin attachment. No assembly nos. were observed. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Company Museum Letter dated October 29, 1993, confirming features and showing shipment on April 2, 1855. Order number 19394. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth silver-gray finish with sharp markings. Elevator is missing from rear-sight. Bore is very dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray finish overall with some light pitting and handling marks. Lever screw is a replacement. Dust cover is a replacement and shows some re-blue finish. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and very little denting. All other marks are sharp. Hammer and lever are a silver-brown patina. Hammer has traces of case color on front face. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show a light cleaning with only small handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are also a smooth silver-gray patina. A very good example of a .22 CAL Take-Down Winchester Model 1873 rifle. 50506-13 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 4085

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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