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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 3RD MODEL LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 571049. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Standard 3-band musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonnet lug and 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine/musket buttplate with trap. There were about 721,000 Model 1873 firearms produced and according to the referenced publication only 5% were muskets. Extrapolation of those figures shows that there were only about 36,000 muskets produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube contain 98-99% strong orig blue and the receiver 88-90% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina with some light candy striping. Lever retains most of its orig case colors, strong on the sides, turning silver on the outer faces. Hammer retains brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor storage & handling nicks and retains virtually all of its brilliant oil finish. Loading gate retains about all of its bright fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-47828 JR117 (6,500-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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