50. Fine Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

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serial #248849, 38 WCF, 24" part round part octagon barrel with a very good plus bore that shows an area of light pitting and frosting. This is a very fine Winchester 1873 deluxe rifle. The frame retains 60-70% original case colors with some scattered light pitting and fading to brown in areas of loss. The barrel retains about 70% original blue with even flaking to brown along its edges. The fancy checkered walnut stocks rate very good plus retaining much of their factory varnish with a small chip at the left leading edge of forend, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. The inside of the tang is marked with an assembly number of "624 XXX", both the inlet of the stock and the inside toe of the buttplate are matching to this number. The rifle is sighted with the early Winchester 1873 tang mounted peep sight, a sporting style rear sight and a folding Beach combination front sight. Special features include the half magazine and the part octagon barrel. A factory letter is included with this rifle that confirms its configuration, the letter lists the rifle as having a folding peep sight and a Beach combination sight as well. The letter lists a receipt date of September 3rd, 1887 and a shipment date of September 12th, 1887. A very fine Winchester 1873 Deluxe rifle with a factory letter confirming its features. (208087-10) {ANTIQUE}? [Kenneth Fry Collection] (6000/8000) SOLD FOR $4,887.50

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