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FINE EARLY 3rd MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 136724. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1883 which was the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any functioning firearm was in demand by the intrepid pioneers, especially center fire repeaters. The Model 1873 was one of the most popular firearms on the frontier having a cartridge compatible with revolvers by Colt & others. These firearms usually saw hard & continuous service under extreme circumstances frequently without maintenance and are almost never found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube & receiver retain virtually all of their crisp, bright orig blue with only a very few, very scattered tiny nicks & scratches. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on the hammer and sides of lever, fading on the outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains strong case colors. Wood is sound with only 2 or 3 tiny nicks in the finish and retain virtually all of it’s orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48424 JR168 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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