"MODEL 1873 SECOND MODEL DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89062. Cal. 44-40. 24" oct. bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, short checkered side v-notch sporting rear. Small "44W" stamped on top barrel flat just infront of receiver. Case colored receiver and mounted in "XX" checkered pistol grip walnut and checkered forend. Inside lower tang is stamped "XX 4352 R". Same 4352 assembly number is found in top tang channel of stock and on inside toe of crescent butt plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms museum letter fully identifying this rifle as being shipped May 12, 1882 with four other Model 1873's on Order # 32624 and returned and repaired on December 13,1913 Order # 53824. CONDITION: Very good to Fine. BBL retains 80% of original finish that has turned to a blue brown patina color with normal sharp edge wear, a few nicks and scratches and some very light pin prick oxidation. Magazine tube has flaked and turned to a silvery gray patina. Forend cap is a silver mixed with brown patina. The case hardened frame has only traces of color and is mixed with a splotchy silver and dark gray patina with dark brown patina in the foward portion of the receiver. Hammer and lever have faint visible color and are both a mixture of dark brown silvery patina. Butt plate is smoothe, mostly brown with silver patina mixed in. The wood is sound with normal nicks and dings and scratches with a hand worn patina finish with good checkering that may have been recut years ago. Mechanics are crisp and bore is good with some scattered moderate pitting. 4-32161 BDT132 (10,000-15,000)"
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