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*RARE WINCHESTER “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134578. Cal. 50 Ex (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, rear sight altered to flat top and a Lyman loop tang sight. Bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL” on top left flat by rear sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request (yellow sheet) which identifies this rifle in caliber 50 Express, oct (nickel steel) bbl, plain trigger, Lyman front & sporting rear sights and “TARGET FOR 100 YDS W.H.V. (WITH HIGH VELOCITY AMMUNITION)”. It was received in warehouse June 27, 1905 and shipped June 24, 1905, (obviously a transcription error), to Order #11212. It was repaired & returned Jan. 4, 1911. This rifle is unusual with its crescent buttplate as this huge caliber with severe recoil was very uncomfortable to shoot with anything but a shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue and the forend cap about 98%; receiver has a couple of tiny scratches and overall retains 98-99% crisp orig blue; lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, brilliant on hammer and sides of lever, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about all of its faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and overall retains about 98% strong orig factory varnish with some dulling on right side of wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41533 JR271 (22,500-32,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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