27. Winchester Model 1873 Third Model Rifle

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serial #210041B, 38 WCF, 24" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright very near excellent bore. This rifle is in standard configuration with wood that shows nice shell flame grain particularly on the right side. The barrel and magazine retain about 60% original blue finish blending evenly with a smooth brown patina. The action retains about 50% original blue finish blending with a smooth gray brown patina in areas of loss. The wear is generally even with more on the belly from carrying; very honest wear. The hammer and lever retain about half of their original mottled color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate near excellent with lots of original finish remaining and with perhaps a little added light oil on the forend. The rifle is sighted with a Beach style combination front, semi-buckhorn rear and a correct and period folding tang mounted peepsight. This rifle comes with its correct four-piece iron cleaning rod in the butt. The rifle comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment on June 8, 1886. Just a nice clean and very honest 1873 rifle. (17889-107) {ANTIQUE} [Allan Wilson Collection] (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $3,105.00

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