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1261
$7,475.00

EARLY FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 2878. Cal 44 WCF. Bbl 24″ oct fitted with sporting sights. This rifle exhibits early features including inside trigger pin, threaded lever latch and mortised dust cover with 1/2″ impressed oval fine checking. Bbl is marked “Winchester’s-Repeating Arms, New Haven, CT./Kings-improvement-patented March 29, 1866, October 16, 1860.” Inside lower tang and stock under top tang are marked with assembly number 224. This rifle has full magazine, sgl set trigger with blued finish having case colored hammer and lever. Rifle forearm and stock are of plain American walnut with steel crescent buttplate having sliding trap door. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain approx 70% blue that is becoming light and turning to plum with age. Lever and hammer have traces of case colors with spotted patina. Sound stock and forearm have some handling marks and wear with light coat of added oil. Action has good mechanics. Bore has some very light pitting in grooves. 4-41522 DS27 (4,000-6,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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