"MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN 570570B. Cal. 44WCF. 30" rnd bbl with 9/10 magazine tube, square base front sight and Winchester musket style ladder rear sight. Forend and magazine tube retained by three bbl bands with center equipped with sling swivel. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut straight grip stock with carbine style buttplate with trap door. Also accompanied by proper socket bayonet and letter from Cody Firearm Museum identifying this as a 44 cal musket shipped Sept 18, 1903 to order number 13880. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong 98% orig blue with only slight wear at muzzle. Bbl bands retain 95% orig blue with just some slight high edge wear. Receiver has 97-98% orig blue with some flaking across top and on dust cover. Lever and hammer show full coverage bright case coloring. Buttplate retains nearly all of its dulling orig case coloring. Wood is sound with usual nicks and scratches except for an area of moderate gouging on left side of buttstock. Buttstock is also equipped with proper sling swivels that correspond with center bbl band. Bore is bright and shiny as gun appears to have seen little to no use. Accompanying bayonet is nearly new with 98% of its original blued finish. 4-31788 BDT24 (5,000-7,500)"
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