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DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 232432. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Fine 3rd Model Deluxe ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 3rd Type and color case hardened. Mounted with beautiful 3X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with black insert and crescent buttplate containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “2883”, “XXX” and “38”. Top tang of buttstock is marked with the matching assembly number and “38”. Matching assembly number is also found inside the toe of the buttplate. Deluxe ’73 rifles with color case hardened frames are scarce. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 65-70% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some light chemical staining toward the muzzle & turning plum over carry point; receiver retains 30-35% case colors in sheltered areas, mostly on left side with the balance turned silver; right sideplate is mostly brown; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Stock has a hairline grain check through the comb, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & light pitting. 4-41525 JR250 (8,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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