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WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 210960. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Right side of buttstock has a beautifully carved arrowhead. Receiver and bbl are marked with the WP proof which did not come into effect until late 1905 with the earliest known so proofed 1873 in the 360,000 serial range. The caliber marking on this carbine is also late style. Caliber markings in the serial range of this carbine should be “44 W.C.F.”. All this information leads to the speculation that this carbine was factory refinished with a new bbl added some time after 1905. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain most of their strong factory restored finish and bbl bands are mostly a gray patina. Receiver retains about 65-70% strong factory-style blue with most of the losses on right side and right side plate. Hammer is blued and the lever retains traces of blue. Buttplate is a cleaned gray metal patina with scattered fine pitting around the heel. Stock has a chip by the receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong, sharp bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 4-49334 JR242 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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