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RARE OPEN TOP DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 986. Cal. 45-75. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight and early, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is very early, made without rail for dust cover. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut that has early style flat checkered forearm & straight stock with the first type heavy crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked “XXX” and the assembly number “92”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bbl is either a modern Turnbull replacement or has had the address re-rolled. Wood is modern replacement, probably from Turnbull Restorations. Metal finish is also restored, probably also from Turnbull Restorations. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as case hardened, oct bbl, plain trigger & checkered wood received in warehouse Dec. 27, 1877 and shipped same day to Order #10852. Standard bbl length for Model 1876 rifles was 28″. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its beautiful factory style restored finish with bright blue on bbl & magazine tube and bright orig style case colors on receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate. Wood is extremely fine with a few light storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Probably unfired since restoration. 4-48889 JR129 (15,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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