June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Full octagon barrel with full magazine. Forearm cap is case colored. Receiver is case colored, dust cover is blued and hammer, lever, and trigger is case colored as is the buttplate. Upper tang has a thick base mid-range veneer tang sight. Stock is of a high grade "XXX" American walnut so marked on the bottom tang with assembly No. 412 and so marked on top channel of stock and also on toe of buttplate. Standard "H" style checkering with a high piano finish on both stock and forearm. An absolutely stunning example with a Cody Firearms records certificate confirming the configuration: rifle, caliber .38, octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, and shipped October 31st, 1891. Barrel retains 95-96% of its bright original blue, magazine tube with 96-97% original blue. Case colored receiver retains 98% of its original case colors, vivid in most areas. Right side is 80% case colors that remain vivid with the balance somewhat mellowed out but still visible. Hammer retains 98% of its case colors without any drag line. Lever is 98% case colored both on sides and bottom of lever. Caliber marking on bottom of carrier lifter "38 Cal" and brass lifter has mellowed to a light to medium mustard color. Forearm cap retains 98% of its original case color. Top of receiver is 96% case colored with only the chamber area of receiver with mellowed out case colored patterns. All screw heads appear to be untouched and retains the majority of their finish. Stock left side with few impressions and very light scratches with no wood missing on either the left or right side. Right side finish is of light surface scratches, light impressions, overall finish is 97-98% remaining. Buttplate with a trap door with no cleaning rods present retains 90% bright case colors on the top of buttplate, top flange of buttplate and 80% colors on base of buttplate. Bore is bright and shiny with a minor surface pitting near muzzle of barrel, rifling is bright and shiny. Rifle cycles properly, mechanics are fine. A very high condition deluxe 1873 that would be most difficult to improve upon. From the Ray Bentley Collection.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
24"
Caliber/Bore
.38-40
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1873
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
397982
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $21,600.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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