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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3795. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and plain dust cover and has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “11” and the assembly number “595” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and “595” inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 24″ oct bbl and set trigger, received in warehouse June 28, 1878 and shipped next day with 49 other arms to Order #12111. Returned in May 1881 “by Skinker”, changed to rifle, 45-60, rnd bbl and shipped June 14, 1881 with 11 other arms to Order #25318. The caliber of this rifle would have originally been 45-75. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a dark patina with a spot of fine pitting about mid-point and some fine wear patterns further toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains strong orig blue, slightly thinned on outer radius; receiver & side plates retain 60-70% strong orig blue, thinner on side plates with some scattered fine surface rust; lever & hammer retain faded case colors on sides; buttplate retains about 80% bright blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches in buttstock, somewhat more heavy on forearm and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore, shows very little use. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48395 JR127 (3,500-5,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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