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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE-RING CARBINE. SN 54771. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade carbine with 23-5/8″ bbl, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug & 1,000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Receiver, dust cover and buttplate are nickel finish. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine with “1/2 nickel”, saber bayonet and scabbard, received in warehouse Oct 30, 1886 and shipped the next day to Order no. 10193. The extra-length bbl found on this carbine is to accommodate the saber bayonet which, if they had retained the standard 22″ bbl, would have required reducing the length of the forearm which would probably have required more work than simply adding a longer bbl. Such carbines with bayonets are extremely rare, especially plated examples. CONDITION: About good. Bbl & bands retain a dark plummy brown patina with light surface rust. Receiver, dust cover and buttplate retain 30-40% mottled nickel finish with the balance a dark plummy brown patina. Wood is sound with the stock showing tracing of original finish and the balance a dark hand-worn patina. Dust cover does not always open with the bolt, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-47644 JR233 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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