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4091
$12,075.00

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 EXPRESS RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE, CRESCENT BUTT AND SPECIAL SIGHTS.

SN 20471. Cal. 50-95. 26″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows standard Winchester 2-line address rolled into front-sight with “50-CAL” at breech-end. Front-sight has a low thin blade with protective ears on either side and has an index mark aligned with one on top flat of bbl. Rear-sight is a 3-leaf variety in 100, 200, and 300 yard graduations. Sight has platinum lines at center of v-notch. There is also an index mark that aligns with one on the bbl. Receiver is of the second model variety with a dust cover guide-rail attached to a screw. Dust cover is marked “Winchester Express over 50-CAL 95 GRS”. Dust cover mark is hand-stamped. Top tang is marked Model 1876 without finials. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “50-95”. Lower tang is stamped with assembly no. “153” on left side. Upper tang mortise and inside toe of buttplate is also stamped “153”. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 20-30% blue finish blending with a plumb-brown patina with a few stains on top and muzzle end. Sights are fine. Bbl markings are sharp. Magazine tube retains 20% blue finish in protected areas, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Receiver shows 50-60% blue finish with some staining on forward right side and left sideplate. Dust cover also retains 50-60% blue finish with the balance a smooth plumb patina and a sharp mark. Loading gate retains traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and a couple of scratches. Hammer shows vivid case color on left side and rear. Right side is a silver-gray patina with slight scratches. Lever has generous traces of case color overall that is vivid in protected areas at hinge. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and show nearly all of the oil finish with only light handling marks overall. Buttplate shows traces of blue on forward end of tang with the balance being a mottled brown patina, with some roughness at heel. Forend cap shows 60% blue finish turning a plumb-brown with a few scratches. A wonderful example of a Octagon Barrel Full Magazine, Crescent Butt Express rifle in 50-95 cal with special sights. Manufactured in 1881. 50664-1 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4091

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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