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*WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 546729. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig, all steel 3-pc cleaning rod. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1900 when the west was still pretty wide open and most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon. These carbines were extremely popular with folks from all walks of life and usually saw very hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and bbl bands retain about 98% bright, orig factory blue with light muzzle end wear and some thinning on the high points of the bands. Receiver retains about 95% bright orig blue, thinning around the carry point, bottom of receiver, and front receiver ring with some light sharp edge wear and light candy striping. Dust cover is flaked, not worn to a light patina. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark, lever retains lightly faded case colors on the sides, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, bright on the tang and lightly to moderately faded on the face with heel worn to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant bright shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally fine. 4-48412 JR191 (9,000-13,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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