October 25, 2023 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/25/2023
Extremely high condition Deluxe 3rd model 1876 manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1884. Blued 28" octagon barrel chambered in .40-60 W.C.F., marked with "Winchester's Repeating Arms, New Haven Ct." address over "King's-Improvement-Patented-March 29, 1866, October 16, 1860" patents, and "Cal 40-60" in script at breech. Barrel has a hunting front sight and 22 rear adjustable sight. Blued full-length magazine tube. Case hardened 3rd model pistol grip frame with integral dust cover rail, brass elevator marked "40-60", plain trigger. Tang marked "5345", with "XXX" under the wood and serial number "53062" stamped behind lever latch. Deluxe "XXX" checkered walnut pistol grip stock has "P5345" stamped in the top tang channel and an ebony Christmas tree-shaped grip inlay. Case hardened crescent steel trap buttplate with original 4-piece Winchester steel cleaning rod inside. Matching diamond pattern checkered walnut forearm with case hardened nosecap. Cody Research letter from 1988 confirms all options and shipment to the warehouse in May of 1886. CONDITION: 92% fading original factory barrel blue with some light edge wear. Magazine tube has several areas of edge wear from handling. 90% fading case colors with slight wear on handling areas. Nosecap and buttplate retain 90% fading colors. Good action screws. 90% original varnish with sharp checkering and no visible repairs or restoration, only light usage dings and bruises. Bright and shiny bore with visible rifling. Crisp mechanics. A super rare '76 that would be hard to improve upon!
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Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $39,360.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $70,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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