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SN 2841. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 25-1/2″ oct bbl, full magazine, nickel silver front sight, Colt semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Left side of receiver has the Rampant Colt roll marking. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Buttstock is not numbered however the buttplate has matching serial number. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were 6,403 Burgess arms produced 1883-1885 of which only 3,810 were rifles. Although this rifle was a valid competitor to the Winchester 1873, Colt stopped production after only 21 months. Apparently reaching an agreement with Winchester wherein Colt would stop production of lever action rifles if Winchester refrained from manufacturing handguns. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except buttstock, as noted, however there is no doubt that this stock is orig to this rifle. Bbl & magazine tube retain 65-70% thin orig brown finish and the receiver 30-40% orig blue; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp; strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 50506-65 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 4249

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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