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WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 286306. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Scarce ’73 deluxe with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2x shell and flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and the assembly number “2319”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Grip has had a very clever repair through the wrist which utilizes a draw bolt in the front of the wrist which extends into the lightening hole through the butt and is completely invisible from the outside. The 32-20 ctg was generally considered underpowered and most often thought of as a ladies garden gun or a boy’s small game rifle and as such usually were neglected for maintenance and frequently were unintentionally abused by these inexperienced shooters. As such they are most often found with very little orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Overall the metal retains a dark plummy blue/brown patina with traces of silvered case colors on the receiver. Hammer retains strong case colors on the left side. The wood, with repaired stock as noted above, is otherwise sound with usual nicks scratches and dings. Buttstock retains most of its orig piano varnish finish with some dark staining around the wrist and buttplate. Forearm retains about 75% orig varnish, dark and oil stained at the carry point. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-49332 JR244 (4,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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