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4097
$8,050.00

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE ISSUED TO THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE.

SN 44950. Cal. 45-75. 22″ rnd bbl with long forestock that has a capped forend and single bbl band. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. Front-sight is stud type. Rear-sight is the typical rear-sight of N.W.M.P. carbines. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover rail. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Elevator has “45-75” stamped. Lower tang has inspector “O” stamped on left side. No assembly no. is visible. Right side of buttstock has a half moon shaped riband stamped with letters “N.W.M.P.” on right side. Bottom of buttstock behind tang is stamped “APP 67”. Accompanying this carbine is a Winchester Museum Letter confirming carbine and showing shipment on August 1, 1885, along with 68 other carbines with same specifications to the same number order. Also accompanying this carbine is a letter from the North West Mounted Police Research and Consulting Department, which states that this carbine, mentioned by SN, was issued to the North West Mounted Police and formed part of Order number 22020 for 200 carbines shipped on August 1, 1885. The following information was also provided, “on charge to “A” Division Maple Creek, North West Territories on February 11, 1894″. Also “on charge to “A” Division Maple Creek North West Territories on January 18, 1897″. The letter also states that the “APP” stamp stands for Alberta Provincial Police. The Royal North West Mounted Police, formally the North West Mounted Police, sold a quantity of carbines to the Alberta Provincial Police on January 23, 1919. The letter is signed by J.D. Klancher – Inspector RCMP – Retired, dated September 28, 2006. Also included is a letter from the RCMP Historian, S.W. Horrall who provided historical information concerning these very desirable Winchester carbines, including an article from the booklet “Small Arms of the Mounted Police, Historical Arms series number 6, Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, 1965, by R. Philips and S.J. Kirby.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a smooth mottled brown patina overall with some slight dents and muzzle wear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. All bbl marks are sharp. Receiver shows a plumb-brown patina overall with some light pitting on right side. Hammer and lever are a silver-gray patina. Elevator has been lightly cleaned and shows a clear mark with some small dents. Stocks are very good, full-size, and have a smooth oil finish overall. Stock markings are sharp. Forend shows 2 dents on left side. A chance to obtain a Winchester Model 1876 SRC with impeccable provenance connecting it to the NWMP. 51079-8 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4097

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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