Winchester 1873 Rifle 44-40 (44 W.C.F.) 24" Bbl, Crescent Buttplate.

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Winchester 1873 Rifle 44-40 (44 W.C.F.) 24" Bbl, Crescent Buttplate.   Guns > Rifles > Winchester Rifles - Modern Lever > Other Lever > Pre-64
Description: the Gun that won the West: #42144 is an early second model with the correct screwed-on dust-cover rail, outside trigger pin, visible hammer screw and the RARE Round barrel (less than 17% of 1873 Winchesters have round barrels).. Even more interesting are the British Proof marks on barrel and receiver. "Brits" used this model, in Africa, to harvest their game animals, for food, while on safari. Additionally, guns shipped to Great Britain were often ordered with Varnished wood finish instead of the oil finish, and were given butt-stock wood of nicely figured grain, like this one has. The bore and rifling are shiny and sharp, indicating very little use and good maintenance. Antique Winchesters have a survival rate of 10%, and to find one with this much original finish may be rare. . Finish details:75-80% blue on barrel, 99% blue on magazine tube, 70% blue on right side of receiver, 85% blue on left side of receiver, about 40% original finish on forearm wood and about 95% original finish on buttstock which has very nice figure in the grain. The wood is all original, never sanded, never refinished. No blue on mortise cover and crescent buttplate.. Sights: Brass Rocky Mountain front sight, 32B elevator on a modified buckhorn rear sight. Good, clear barrel stamping and strong upper tang stamp. Brass elevator in fine shape with no caliber mark which is correct for this second model series.. There were only about 51,000 second models made so with a 10% survival rate, it's about a 1 in 5,100 gun in very good condition. The wood is "proud, the finish is original and has never been sanded. All in all, a very collectible 1873 that shoots accurately as well as looks nice.. I'll pay for the insured shipping.


Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .44-40 (.427)
Location: CA

Trades Accepted: No

Retired. Collect Winchesters, Colts, Case sheath knives and other stuff. Always open to other brands. Have C&R Collector's license.

Shipping Notes: Price includes shipping

Item #: 906418384
Seller Since: Jun. 2000
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is an FFL
City: Redding
State: CA
Price:
SOLD


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