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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 57829. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate that has trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Top flat of bbl is stamped in two places “B NEFCY” which is also stamped on each top side flat and on both sides of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-60 with 26″ half oct bbl, set trigger, sling & swivel, received in warehouse Dec. 3, 1887 and shipped Dec. 12, 1887 to Order #2476. Standard bbl length for 1876 rifles was 28″ except for the Big 50 which was standard at 26″. This rifle was special ordered with the 26″ half oct bbl, set trigger & swivels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% strong orig blue with the top of the rnd section a plummy blue/brown patina; magazine tube & forend cap are a brown patina; receiver retains strong blue on left side and in sheltered areas on right side, right side mostly turned plum; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains traces of orig finish being mostly a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with moderate pitting. This exact rifle is pictured on p 234 of Madis’ Winchester Book. 4-48391 JR126 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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