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FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52510. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 5-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bottom of the stock & forend cap have factory sling loops. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore repeating rifle brought to market & was immediately adopted by the intrepid pioneers, hunters, trappers & settlers of the west from all walks of life. It was the first rifle with a powerful cartridge sufficient for all North American big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear. These rifles & carbines were usually hard used & rarely are found with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with very light muzzle edge wear, a couple of small nicks & spots of light surface etching. Receiver has a small streak of cleaned, very fine pitting on the left front side panel otherwise receiver and side plates retain nearly all of their bright, high polished factory blue. Dust cover retains about 96% glossy orig blue. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retain most of its strong orig blue, worn bright on heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory finish on the buttstock, turned dull on the carry point. Altogether an extremely beautiful ’76. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48421 JR173 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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