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SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER 2nd MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 50791. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, King ivory bead front sight & a replacement, late, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 2nd-type with screwed-on dust cover rail & 3rd-type dust cover & it has single set trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and horn insert pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & assembly # “782”. Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. While the Model 1873 was produced in fairly large numbers, the numbers of deluxe rifles was fairly limited especially in the earlier versions. To find one today in high orig finish is quite rare. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge & muzzle edge wear with a few spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains most of it’s orig case colors, stronger in the sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded elsewhere. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, turned dark and faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of it’s orig oil finish with a little dark staining around the receiver on the wrist & with a dark hand worn patina on the forearm. Checkering shows light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48416 JR165 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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