May 7, 2024 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/7/2024
Built by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1882. Madis states that only 709 were made with plating and only 127 were made with factory engraving. Blued 28" octagon barrel chambered in .45-60 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 45-60" at breech. Barrel has Beach front sight and 22 series adjustable rear sight. Blued full length magazine tube. Rare nickel-plated second model frame with Ulrich dog head and floral engraving on right side of action and a scene of a hunter shooting a bull elk on left. Floral engraved receiver, nosecap, buttplate, and elevator; action stamped "J. ULRICH" behind trigger. Nickel plated brass "45-60" marked elevator, plain trigger, and tang marked "1502" with "XXX" under the wood and serial numbered "24276" in script behind lever latch. Case hardened lever and hammer. Deluxe XXX checkered walnut stock stamped "1502" in top tang channel. Nickel-plated crescent steel trap buttplate with original 4-piece Winchester steel cleaning rod inside. Matching diamond pattern checkered walnut forearm with nickel-plated nosecap. Cody Research letter from 1981 confirms all options and was shipped to the warehouse in July of 1882. CONDITION: 92% fading original factory barrel blue with some light edge wear with edges sharp but turning silver. Magazine tube has several areas turning a plum color from handling with silver edge wear and some scratches. 92% nickel action plating on action with slight flaking wear on handling areas. Large area of flaking in front of lever. Nosecap and buttplate retain 90% nickel plating with some light pitting marks on buttplate. Lever and hammer have faded to a grayish blue color . Good action screws. 90% original varnish with sharp checkering, no visible repairs or restoration, and only light usage dings and bruises. Bright and shiny bore with visible rifling and crisp mechanics. A super Ulrich 76!
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Minimum Bid: $30,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $48,000.00
Estimate: $60,000 - $90,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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