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SN 50058. Cal. 45-75. Fine deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, modified Rocky Mountain front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight & a thick base tang sight with 4″ staff, missing it’s aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & with the assembly #”2452″. Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling wires. The Model 1876 was the lowest production of all Winchester rifles with only about 64,000 total production during the period 1876-1897. It was produced in four different groupings in both rifles & carbines, standard & deluxe grades with even a few muskets thrown in. The third model, of which this rifle is one, was the highest production with about 34,000 assembled until the end of production. Only a very small percentage of that number were ordered with deluxe configuration. The 1876 was short lived due to the advent of the Model 1886 & Marlin Model 1881 with their heavier, higher velocity cartridges. PROVENANCE: Ex-Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80-90% orig blue with a couple of thin areas over the chamber & top left flat about midpoint. Magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum/blue patina. Receiver retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver with some fine pitting on right side plate. Hammer retains very bright case colors. Lever retains a few spots of bright color, mostly faded to a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, has a repaired chip by the left side of the top tang & overall the wood retains most of it’s orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 50320-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4090

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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