October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Fine 1 of 1,000 with octagon barrel, full magazine, Beech's front sight; early style, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges; thin base vernier tang sight with 3" staff, single set trigger, screwed-on dust cover rail, impressed thumbprint dust cover. Chamber area of barrel is engraved in traditional 1 of 1,000 style with foliate arabesque patterns. Muzzle end of barrel also has a wide silver band with foliate arabesque patterns on seven of the eight flats. Mounted with a straight grain American walnut with "H" style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number "784" and "XX". Last two digits of assembly number were observed in top tang channel of buttstock but could not be found on buttplate. The rifle is pictured on page 94 of "Winchester: the Golden Age of American Gunmaking and the Winchester 1 of 1,000" by R.L. Wilson. It is listed as part of a six gun consecutively numbered shipment of 1 of 1,000 rifles on November 20th, 1878. Factory research lists this rifle as found as a 1 of 1,000 with 28" octagon barrel, case hardened with set trigger and shipped November 20th, 1878. PROVENANCE: Ten Knee Collection and Jason Roselius Collection. CONDITION: Barrel and magazine tube retain a smooth plum patina with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Receiver and sideplates are a cleaned metal patina with a few small spots of light pitting. Lever and hammer have dark patina. Wood is sound with usual handling and use marks, showing heavy wear and retains most of an old wiped-on finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore with good rifling that may clean better. From the collection of Jason Roselius.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
28"
Caliber/Bore
.44-40
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1873
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
31269
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $22,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $36,900.00
Estimate: $45,000 - $85,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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