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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8099. Cal. 40-60. Early second model ’76 with rare special order 32″ heavy oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, “1876” marked ladder rear sight and a thick base adjustable tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver, with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover, has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and the assembly number “340” with matching assembly number also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with beautiful flame grain American walnut that has early style checkered forearm & straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Trap contains an orig 5-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 32″ heavy oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock & case hardened, that on Nov. 16, 1886 was changed to 40-60, oct bbl and plain trigger. It was initially received in warehouse April 24, 1879 and shipped May 13, 1879 to Order #15234. Being a second model, it would have originally been in caliber 45-75. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even plummy/brown patina with traces of orig blue in the most sheltered areas; receiver retains strong, faded case colors on left side and traces of case colors on right, which is mostly turned to silver with scattered fine pinprick pitting; lever & hammer have faded case colors. Stock has a crack back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate wear on checkering, a few light nicks & scratches and retains a dark hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod had not been removed for many years and is now lightly rusted. 4-48393 JR124 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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