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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 267490. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1888, the height of the great western expansion of Manifest Destiny where repeating cartridge firearms were in great demand, particularly the Model 1873. These rifles were used in virtually every facet of western life from cowboys on horseback to pioneers in covered wagons to everyday use around ranches and for hunting and self protection. Often they were exposed continuously to harsh climatic conditions with little or no maintenance and very few are found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain 99% plus crisp orig blue with a couple small scrapes on the left side of the forend cap. Left side of receiver has a light scrape in the finish and 3 or 4 very small scratches on the left sideplate and overall retains most of its crisp, glossy orig blue. Loading gate retains about 99% bright fire blue. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and the lever brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48415 JR193 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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