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4092
$12,650.00

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 DELUXE EXPRESS RIFLE WITH FANCY STOCKS AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 45715. Cal. 50-95. 26″ oct bbl. Button magazine. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured, checkered, American walnut stocks with pistol grip. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with 50-CAL at breech-end. Steel knife blade blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover guide. Dust cover is marked “Winchester Express over 50-CAL 95 GRS”. Upper tang is marked Model 1876 with finials. Elevator is marked “50-95”. SN is stamped on lower tang in front of lever latch. Lower tang also shows assembly no. “2215” followed by “XX” stamped on left side. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “2215”, which also appears on inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated July 7, 2008, which states rifle, express cal, oct bbl, checkered stock with pistol grip, half magazine, case colored finish. Shipped on August 29, 1885. Special order number 22937. No mention of fancy stock, but tang mark confirms “XX” wood. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a gray-brown patina overall with sharp markings, slight scratches, and traces of blue at front-sight. Sight elevator is a replacement. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver is a silver-brown overall with minute traces of case color, and some scratching. Sideplates have been touched up. Loading gate is a gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with clear mark. Dust cover is a slightly rough gray-brown patina with sharp mark. Dust cover mark is hand-stamped. All receiver marks are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever both show a smooth silver-gray patina with hints of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with sharp checkering and retain most of the oil finish. Buttstock has been lightly cleaned. Forend has gaps at front and rear ends. Buttplate is a crusty brown patina with some roughness on heel and toe. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina. A fine example of a Winchester Model 1876 Express rifle that was a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt. 51033-29 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4092

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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