"MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15114. Cal. 45-60. 26" octagon to round bbl with fine bead front sight with set screw, and modified V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Receiver is engraved with two dollar and fifty cent pattern which is a circle with a standing bull elk, surrounded by bold foliate and floral arabesque scroll, with punch dot background on left side plate. Forward portion of left side receiver is foliate scroll with punch dot background. Right side sideplate has floral and foliate scroll with punch dot background. Forward portion engraved to match left side. The dust cover and chamber area of receiver have minimal foliate scroll as does the brass lifter and accompanying receiver. There is a scroll and punch dot background surrounding the lever screw. Forend cap has very minimal scroll as does top of butt plate. Mounted with "XXX" walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert, and crescent butt with trap door. Lower tang is marked with assembly number, "1352" and, "XXX." Top tang channel of stock, and inside toe of butt plate are also marked with the, "1352" assembly number. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying gun as a 45-60 with 26" 1/2 oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, 3/4" drop, case hardened, engraving $250, and shipped from warehouse August 9th, 1881. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl has blue showing only in protected areas, and turned to a silver/brown patina with a few dark brown splotchy areas. Receiver is mostly a silver hardening color mixed with gray patina, but retains sharp engraving. Hammer and lever have traces of orig color, but mostly a silver and brown patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks and dings, and mostly flat checkering, and retain a fine old hand rubbed added finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is dull with strong rifling and just some minor scattered pitting. Any factory engraved 76 is an extremely rare and hard to find item. 4-33788 BDT207 (30,000-40,000)"
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