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 caliber”, with “Octagon barrel”. The letter states that this rifle was shipped to the S.B. Hubbard Co. in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 27, 1917. The 24-inch
octagon barrel, full length magazine, forearm cap, dust cover, loading gate and receiver are blued and the hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with blued steel
blade and a sporting style buckhorn rear sight. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The
stock and forearm are oil finished, straight grain American walnut. The left barrel flat is roll-stamped: “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A./
KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: “44 W.C.F” is roll-stamped on the left
side of the barrel just ahead of the receiver. The script marking “44 CAL” is stamped across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: “MODEL 1873/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK. REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.” in three lines. The serial number is stamped in block numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. CONDITION: Very good. The rifle is all original and shows only slight handling marks. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The barrel markings are perfect. 80% of the blue finish remains on the sides and bottom of the receiver, and the sides of the forearm cap have flaked leaving a smooth brown patina. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the side plates, dust cover and loading gate. The hammer, trigger and lever retain all of the original case colors. Virtually all of the muted case colors are present on the buttplate. The stock and forearm are excellent plus; all of the original finish remains, and wear is limited to a few very minor storage marks. Mechanically excellent. This is an apparently unused Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle that, except for the finish flaking on the receiver and forearm cap, is in near new condition. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000
LOT 1001
Outstanding Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 915524, 25-20 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1922. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight and has the two-line legend and the caliber designation “25-20 WCF” on the upper left flat. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the Model 92/trade mark two-line marking. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the
receiver. Mounted on nicely figured straight grain walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock has a crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% original blue finish mixed with some flaking on the lever having turned brown. The wood is in equally excellent condition showing a long scratch on the forearm, otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative Model 1892 rifle for your growing Winchester lever action collection! Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
LOT 1000
Florida Shipped Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 703582B, 44-40 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue casehardened finish, walnut stock. This Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle was
manufactured in 1916. This rifle has the late stepped receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The rifle is
accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes it as: “Rifle, 44

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