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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6831. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach’s combination front sight, flat top rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and 2nd type dust cover with impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod, missing the section with slotted tip. Instead it has a brass slotted tip with threads to match the female ends of the rods. This rifle was produced in 1878 at the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny & likely would have served on the American frontier or other far away outposts such as the Northwest Territories or Alaska. These rifles in this caliber were also very popular in the deep woods of North America. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore rifles on the American market & were in great demand until supplanted by more modern cartridges in the late 1800’s. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with very minor muzzle edge wear and some light thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains about 95% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear, some minor candy striping & a few tiny freckles of surface etching. Dust cover retains about 95% orig blue. Hammer retains faded case colors with faded colors on sides of the lever, turned to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains smoky case colors, mostly turned silver with fine pitting on the heel and toe. Wood is sound with a series of small nicks on left side of buttstock, some dark discoloration on left side toward the heel, a couple small streaks of dark staining on right side of the comb & overall retains most of it’s orig oil finish. Forearm has a couple small bruises & a large one on the left side and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright, shiny bore, may have fired but if so, very little. 4-48420 JR172 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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