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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9464. Cal. 45-60. Second model standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, and half nickel front sight with “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has a screwed–on dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with about 3X, uncheckered, very highly figured, American walnut with straight stock & ultra-rare Schutzen style nickeled brass buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling loops. According to a list of features found on p. 138 of The Winchester Model 1876 “Centennial” Rifle, Houze, there is only one such Model 1876 ever made with a Schutzen style stock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that fully identifies this rifle with “fancy Schutzen stock” & that it was shipped Sept. 26, 1879. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 40-50% thin orig blue with balance a blue/brown patina. Receiver retains about 50% light orig case colors, stronger in very sheltered areas. Lever retains traces of orig case colors & hammer about 80% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling & use marks and retains 70-75% orig finish on forearm with some dark oil staining. Stock has some dark oil stain around top tang, otherwise retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Buttplate retains about 60-70% strong orig nickel finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-46639 JR253 (27,500-42,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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