"MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 541797B. Cal. .38 WCF. 26" octagon bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V notched with set screw sporting rear. Third model receiver with dust cover, mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and crescent butt with trap door. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 75-80% orig blue with muzzle wear, sharp edge wear, and just starting to turn towards brown. Retaining ring has flaked to brown and silver-patina with just traces of blue. Forend cap shows wear and flaking to a brown and silver-patina color. Receiver has 40-45% orig blue, has areas of evidence of being cleaned long ago, and is now aged back with a silver and brown patina. There is usual sharp edge wear, and carry wear across the bottom. Hammer shows traces of orig case color, but is mostly a brown-patina color. Lever shows wear and flaking, and is mostly an aged gray-silver patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks and dings, have a small amount of darkening near receiver, and have a nice hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp, rifling is strong with dark grooves, and scattered moderate pitting. 4-32107 BDT180 (2,000-3,000)"
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