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4164
$10,350.00

RARE WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN.

SN 33921. Cal. 10 GA. Beautiful standard production shotgun with 32″ bbl, half magazine and single bead. Receiver is color case hardened and has the “WRACO” intertwined company logo on the left side. Mounted with beautiful lightly burled American walnut with rnd knob pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. Based on SN, this gun was made about 1890. These shotguns were very popular throughout the United States in an era when hunting and self-protection was a way of life. They were also very popular with law enforcement on the frontier and various guards for their convenience and multiple shots. Frequently their bbls were shortened for quick handling as demonstrated in Arnold Schwarznegger “Terminator” movies. Generally they saw very hard service and are rarely found today with any orig finish and in orig configuration. The extra cost of the deluxe wood and color case hardening would likely have prevented the ordinary citizen from ordering one in this configuration, opting more for the standard examples which are far more common. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dick Burdick Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. No disassembly was effected to check for matching SNs. Bbl and magazine retain most of its orig thinning plum/blue finish with light pitting around muzzle. Receiver, breechblock, hammer and lever retain most of their bright, strong orig case colors, with losses on lower loop which is a silver/grey with light pitting. Buttplate has strong traces of orig blue with pitting. Wood is sound with a few scattered nicks, dents and scratches retaining most of its thinning varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with clean smooth bore. Shows very little use. 50412-74 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4164

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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