February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/17/2020
Lot consists of: (A) Built by John Moses Browning in Ogden, Utah. This Model 1878 features a blued octagon barrel with blade front sight and adjustable rear marked "Browning Bros Ogden, Utah 355". Case hardened action with "S" lever. Walnut wood stock with steel crescent buttplate. Walnut forearm with slotted screw fastener. CONDITION: Overall poor with shootable bore. Hammer has been welded and rear broken. Action has silvery gray patina with some light pitting. Wood has several repairs and is in poor condition. (B) Browning Model 1878 with blued rifled octagon barrel marked "Browning Bros Ogden, Utah USA, Pat Oct 7, 79, 32, 461" with missing front sight and adjustable rear. Nickeled action and lever. Walnut wood stock with nickeled steel crescent buttplate. Walnut forearm with slotted screw fastener. CONDITION: Metal has turned to a silvery patina with a shootable bore. Action has been cleaned with light scratches. Wood has added finish with several cracks and large dings.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
(A) 29 - 3/8" (B) 26 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
(A) .40-70 (B) .32-40
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
(BOTH) Browning
Model
(BOTH) 1878
Paperwork
Serial Number
(A) 355 (B) 461
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 36
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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