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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13080. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short, early semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and smooth orig dust cover. Left side of lower tang is marked “CF” and with the assembly number “1096”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. There appears to be another assembly number that was over-stamped, also in top tang channel, probably at the factory. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Wood fits extremely well. The Model 1876 had the lowest production of all the lever action Winchesters and rnd bbl examples are scarce, especially those with any orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80-85% strong orig blue turning a little plum on magazine tube and over chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas with smoky gray colors elsewhere; hammer retains strong case colors, bright on left side, fading elsewhere; lever retains strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and a couple of dings and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with sharp rifling, frosty in the grooves. 4-48390 JR125 (7,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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