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SCARCE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 53301. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fabulous carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 2-position 1866 style rear sight, graduated 100-300-500 yards. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver is late 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and standard dust cover. The era in which this carbine was produced (1875) was at the height of the great Westward Expansion when any repeating firearm was in great demand. The Model 1873 Winchester, being the first repeating centerfire arm with a corresponding side arm in the Colt Single Action Army revolver, usually saw hard & continuous service under extreme circumstances, generally with little or no maintenance. Firearms of this era are rarely ever found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with only slight sharp edge wear, some light thinning on bbl bands and a halo on receiver from the saddle ring; lever, hammer & buttplate retain brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with no discernible flaws and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish; even the lever latch retains about all of its orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired, a truly magnificent example. 4-41536 JR245 (22,500-32,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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