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    CONDITION: Excellent. The rifle retains 90% of the original blue finish and 85% plus color casehardened finish. The barrel has some very minor edge wear but retains nearly all of the blue finish. The barrel legend is crisp. The dust cover and loading gate retain 95% of the original blue finish. Most of the blue is present on the bolt. The case colors on the forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever
are very strong and show minimal fading. The case colors on the bottom of the buttplate show traces of silvering. The brass cartridge elevator has
a mellow, untouched patina. The highly figured, deluxe, fancy grain
walnut forearm and pistol grip stock are both in excellent condition overall. There is a minor chip in the toe of the stock. The finish on
the bottom of the forearm has dulled slightly from handling but the checkering is sharp and the forearm shows minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. This is an exceptional documented example of a special order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 lever action rifle. Provenance: The Joe Marlin Hilliard Collection.
Estimate: 45,000 - 65,000

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