February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Built by John Moses Browning 1878-circa 1883, this was Browning's first successful design. This gun features a full octagon blued barrel with blade front sight and adjustable rear sight with "Browning Bros Ogden, Utah USA" on top barrel flat and number "525" at rear near chamber. Chamber caliber .45 on barrel flat is blocked by extra added sight dovetail. Case hardened falling block action. Walnut wood stock with crescent steel buttplate. Stock has initials "WC" on both sides of the stock. Walnut forearm with hardwood ramrod and iron pipes holding rod. CONDITION: Barrel blue has faded to brown with pitting and bore is poor. Action has pitting and is brown color. Wood has been cleaned and front forearm is a possible replacement. Good mechanically. A chance to own a rare rifle with only a few hundred estimated to exist. DLM
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
33 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Browning
Model
1878
Paperwork
Serial Number
525
(A) BROWNING MODEL 1878 .45 CALIBER LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,900.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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