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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 178940. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. This rifle was produced in 1885, only three years after the introduction of the 32-20 cartridge. When this small caliber cartridge was introduced, and pretty much throughout its useful life, it was considered a ladies, youngsters or varmint gun and usually was treated accordingly. They generally saw hard use by these inexperienced shooters and most often were afforded very little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with much or any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, bright, orig factory finish with only one small scrape on the forend cap, a couple of tiny nicks in he blue on the receiver and a few handling and storage marks on the wood. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and lever strong, bright case colors, lightly faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains strong, bright case colors. Lever latch retains brilliant case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of its crisp, bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-48414 JR192 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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