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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 386825. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Rare deluxe special order ’73 with 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight missing the bead, empty rear dovetail and a thin base graduated tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black wedge inlay and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2622” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver, sideplates, forend cap, magazine band and buttplate are nickel finish. Receiver screws appear to be modern replacements. Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter listing this rile w/ 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, grad.peep & wind gauge sights, swiss buttplate and nickel finish and shipped 6-1-1891. Winchester ’73 rifles with extra length bbls with deluxe & half nickel features are extremely rare. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish with strong blue and bright modern nickel. Wood is sound with cleaned checkering and also retains bright restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Buttplate has a hairline near the bottom screw hole. 4-46303 JR274 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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