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*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 570072. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug & 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc all iron cleaning rod. Forearm is secured with 3 bands with the center band having a sling loop & a corresponding loop in the buttstock. Most of these 1873 muskets were sold to South American countries to arm their militaries which apparently never happened. Many of these muskets were returned to the United States in the mid-20th century still in their orig shipping crates & factory grease. Most of them are still in pristine new condition such as this one, usually with a few small bruises from the extended shipping. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired with only a small scrape on the right side plate & a few minor, tiny nicks. Lever, hammer & buttplate all retain brilliant case colors. Stock has 3-4 old bruises with another on the forearm. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of it’s crisp, orig oil finish. Even the lever latch retains all of it’s bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48470 JR169 (6,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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