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Revised: 9/17/2012 

Additional Information: This fine old tack decorated and well known Indian gun was for years in the personal collection of noted collector & scholar Les Quick.

TACK DECORATED WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 327234. Cal 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl fitted with sporting rear sight and brass blade Sheard style front sight. This 3rd model rifle features a full magazine and plain trigger. Walnut stock with crescent buttplate having sliding trap door. Stock is decorated with 60 brass tacks along comb, toe and buttplate areas with pinwheel design on right side. Left side of stock has five heavy notches carved in grip followed by large carved arrow pointing toward comb. Forearm and breech section of bbl are covered with leather covering stitched along bottom having 9 brass tacks in each side. Accompanying rifle is a 1-1/4″ diameter brass tag marked “NO. 12/Indian/Gun/327234b/1873 Win/44/40 1889.” CONDITION: Metal surfaces of rifle have heavy patina with general pitting. Exposed buttstock has heavily weathered appearance with cracks extending from top tang. Dark bore. 4-46287 DS30 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.