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SN 149072. Cal. 50 Express. Extremely rare big bore takedown deluxe with 26″ round matted bbl with 3-leaf folding express sights. Mounted with 2X flame grained center cut crotch walnut checkered pistol grip deluxe stocks with shotgun butt. Blue finish with case color hammer and lever and half magazine takedown option. It has been estimated that there are less than 250 Winchester rifles manufactured in this cal. with these options. CONDITION: Overall condition is very fine. Rifle manufactured in 1906 with most of its deep Winchester blue finish remaining on matted round barrel with slight muzzle wear and several very small areas of distress from takedown lever and on bottom of barrel which is so very common in half magazine rifles. The receiver and receiver extension are very fine, with finish turning somewhat plum on upper edge over top of loading gate and on bottom of receiver from hand carry. Typical thinning of finish on high points over chamber and outer edges of receiver flats. Tang has typical loss of finish turning mellow plum. All screws are exceptionally fine, with little or no evidence of having any tool damage. Most screwheads have somewhat silvered and lost their fire blue finish. Case colored hammer and lever have strong colors remaining with typical high point finish wear but are very fine. The deluxe extra finish stocks have numerous very small bruises and light scratching but retain virtually all of their piano varnish finish. The rifle overall is quite stunning and very appealing as a big bore express rifle with matted barrel. 51033-28 TDW (12,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 4125

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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