13. Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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serial #116419, 44 WCF, 24" round barrel with button magazine and a fair bore that is evenly pitted but shows rifling its entire length. This rifle is in standard configuration except for the special order short magazine. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 95% evenly thinning original blue finish. The action retains about 90% original blue with loss due primarily to light thinning on the sideplates and on high edges where metal is beginning to blend with a smooth brown patina. The hammer and lever have turned dark and have a pleasing appearance. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just normal light handling marks present. Just a very nice and completely honest 1873 rifle with lots of original condition. (18087-12) {ANTIQUE} [Kenneth Fry Collection] (3500/5500) SOLD FOR $4,312.50

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