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RARE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 3864. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade musket with 32″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug for socket bayonet and a musket ladder rear sight with flat tension spring. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed on dust cover rail and an impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm, one band and forend cap. Left side of the forearm & forend cap have an orig steel cleaning rod. Buttstock has a straight grip and carbine/musket buttplate. Buttstock & bbl band have sling wires. Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms states that 1876 muskets are “scarce”. The Winchester Book, Madis, states that the wiping rod “is not a feature of all Model ’76 muskets”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with some bayonet wear around the front sight; receiver retains about 90% dull orig blue with a ding on the left sideplate; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors turned a little dark. Lever retains strong, dark case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 75% dark case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Wood is sound with handling & storage nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a lightly restored finish. 4-46726 JR234 (7,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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