June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
Round barrel, blue and casehardened finish, and walnut stock. Third variation with dust cover rail made as an integral portion of the receiver. The extra weight round barrel has a full magazine, half nickel front sight and "1876" marked ladder rear sight. It has a straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a four piece iron and brass wiping rod. Other features are standard with “MODEL 1873” marked on the upper tang and the two line address with “KINGS IMPROVEMENT” starting the second line. Only the lever, hammer and buttplate are casehardened, all other parts are blue. The round barrel was less common for early Model 1873 rifles and is very difficult to find one in good condition, left alone as good as this one is. A four piece cleaning rod with brass head is in the compartment under the trapdoor in the buttplate. Excellent plus with 98-99% (as new) bright original blue on the action, barrel, magazine tube, and forearm cap. Brilliant casehardening colors on the hammer, bright on the lever and butt. The wood is also excellent plus retaining most all of its brilliant factory piano varnish finish. The action is excellent with brilliant shiny bore most likely unfired. A absolutely stunning example that would be virtually impossible to improve upon. From the Jim Linton Collection.
Barrel Length
.44 Cal
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,800.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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