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SCARCE WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 329623. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873 marked 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. Chamber end of the bbl and top front of the receiver are marked with British proofs. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1890 when the west was still pretty wild 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: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube, and bbl bands retains most of their crisp, orig factory blue with some light wear & flaking on the forearm band and a scratch on the front band. Receiver, side plates and dust cover retain about 98% orig blue with very light sharp edge wear, some very fine, very light scratches and a light halo from the saddle ring. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors, strong and bright on the tang, moderately faded on the face and worn to silver on the heel. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, missing a tiny chip from each side of the top tang and overall retains most of a restored finish on the buttstock and about all its orig oil finish on the forearm. Lever latch retains most of its orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48411 JR190 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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