"MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 266893B. Cal. 44 WCF. Made with 24" octagon bbl and full magazine, half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V-notch sporting rear and third model receiver. Mounted with uncheckered "X" walnut with straight grip and crescent butt with trap door. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a .44 caliber octagon bbl rifle with plain trigger and shipped from warehouse June 7, 1888 on order #8562. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, faint sharp edge wear, and a few of the usual light handling and storage marks. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue with a small amount of wear on the sharp edges, starting to turn brown in the carrying area. There are a few small areas beginning to flake that are turning to a brown/patina. Top tang shows a slight amount of thinning over the model designation. Hammer has nearly all of it's dark visible case color and lever shows good color on sides thinning and turning a silver patina on bottom. Butt-plate has traces of color but is mostly a blend of silver patina. Stocks are solid with normal light scratches and dents and retain 90% orig finish with wear to the grip area and carrying portion of the forend. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny as firearm shows very little actual use. 4-32279 BDT210 (9,500-12,500)"
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