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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52111. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, blued Rocky Mountain front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 5-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse April 21, 1886 and shipped same day to Order #5937. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with a fine scratch on the bbl and magazine tube from some careless individual removing the forend cap; receiver retains very bright, lightly faded, orig case colors as does the forend cap, brighter on the buttplate; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor, very scattered handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. An opportunity to own a virtually new 1876 rifle only comes once in a lifetime. 4-44547 JR63 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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