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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 570302. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight/socket bayonet lug and a 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with full length forearm, three bands & straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing an orig 5-pc all steel cleaning rod. The majority of 1873 muskets were sold to South American governments where they either saw extreme hard use or were later returned to the U.S. still in their orig crates. This is one of the latter versions. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig finish to both metal & wood with several fine scratches on left side of receiver and one tiny spot of rust on right side; lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their bright orig case colors, slightly faded on outer faces of lever and heel & toe of buttplate. Wood is sound with a couple of bruises on left side of buttstock and several small bruises on right side, otherwise is crisp & clean. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, coated with orig grease. 4-46857 JR235 (4,500-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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