151. Whitney Kennedy Large Caliber Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

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serial #E712, 45-60, 28" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This rifle has all matching numbers including on the action, lever, barrel, magazine, buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The stocks are of beautifully figured American black walnut but are not checkered, if there was checkering present then this would be considered a full deluxe rifle. The barrel retains about 75% evenly thinning original blue finish with the magazine being somewhat more brown but again very pleasing to the eye. The action shows about 70% original blue finish with loss due to belly wear and there are also some very fine abrasions from cleaning with steel wool. There is a patch of light pitting on the right rear of action and several scratches through the finish on the left side of action. The straight grip buttstock and forend show lovely figure and rate very good plus with over 90% of their original finish remaining and with just normal light handling marks. There is pitting on the right side of the hammer while the loading gate shows lots of bright original blue. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and standard open sporting rear. The rifle comes with its original four piece iron cleaning rod in the butt compartment. This is a very handsome and completely honest semi-deluxe Whitney Kennedy rifle. (18315-117LTS407) {ANTIQUE} [Lewis T. Steadman Collection] (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $4,600.00

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