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RARE SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 14167. Cal. 45-60. Beautiful special order deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Receiver is 2nd Model with attached dust cover rail. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with fleur-de-lis inlay and a smooth horn buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “1263” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Rear face of buttstock is stamped twice with initials “CPB” and a penciled name along with two small assembly-type hash marks which are also found inside the buttplate. Buttplate also has a scratched “3”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 45-60 with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip & horn shotgun buttplate and casehardened, received in the warehouse May 4, 1881 and shipped the next day to order no. 25293. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area with other fine sharp edge wear; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in the most sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors turned dark; lever retains bright case colors on sides, fading to silver on outer faces. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig bright piano varnish finish; checkering shows very light diamond point wear; buttplate has a couple of small bug bites, otherwise is completely intact. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been used but very little. 4-44549 JR64 (25,000-40,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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