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    LOT 1052
Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring
Trapper’s Carbine with 15 Inch Barrel and ATF Exemption
Letter - Serial no. 198040B, 44 WCF cal., 15 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1885 as a Third Model with integral
dust cover guide and a dust cover that is now absent. The Model 1873 is one of the most iconic firearms of the American frontier. These small and mobile
variants of the 1873 would have been even more popular for the firepower they offered in a small package. The included 1981 dated ATF letter lists the
carbine as exempted from the NFA and classified as an antique. The two-line address/King’s patent marking is vaguely visible on top of the barrel and
there is a faint caliber marking at the breech. The model designation is marked on the upper tang and the serial number is on the lower. It is fitted with a block blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight, and a saddle ring on the left of the receiver. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor carbine buttplate (cleaning rod not included).
CONDITION: Fair, showing the dark patina and heavy pitting on the sideplates, typical of a Western working gun, with many of the markings slightly softened. The dust cover is absent. The wood is also fair with a few hairline cracks, handling marks throughout, and the moderate weathered look of a frontier arm. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The Brandhorst Collection.
Estimate: 4,750 - 7,500
1887. The letter also states that no shipping date or order number is on record.
CONDITION: Very good plus. The rifle retains 25% of the original blue finish mixing to a mottled brown patina with scattered scratches and dings, typical of a frontier working gun. The casehardened hammer and lever have a mottled brown and gray patina. The brass elevator has a smooth dark patina. The markings are legible. The wood is good with scattered scratches, dings, and pressure dents with a sliver of wood missing on the right side of the stock near buttplate, all things commonly seen on a trusted western rifle. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 4,000 - 5,500
LOT 1054
Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle with Scarce 24 Inch Barrel - Serial no. 17560, 38-55 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut
stock. Manufactured in 1887. The Model 1881 was just the beginning of a long line of successful lever action models for the Marlin Firearms Company,
and they were one of the most legitimate competitors with Winchester for a share of the lever action market in the American West. The special order 24
inch barrel is marked with the two-line Marlin address and patent dates. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. It is fitted with a German silver
blade front sight and elevation adjustable notch rear sight. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Very good, showing the look of a true frontier survivor, with mostly a smooth, untouched plum-brown patina overall with some scattered patches of light pitting and dark, old oxidation. The wood is also very good with numerous minor handling marks scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 1055 Desirable Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver with Scarce Blue Finish - Serial no. 1810, 44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. Remington only manufactured approximately 2,000 of these Model 1890 Single Action Army revolvers circa 1891-1894. The Model 1890 was the successor to the Model 1875 and 1888 and was also intended to be the competitor of the Colt Single Action Army like its predecessors. Though they were arguably a higher quality revolver than their Colt competitor, their advantage in quality was not enough to overcome Colt’s head start in sales and superior marketing. This model is one of the most sought after of all of the Remington produced handguns. The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y.,” and “44 C.F.W” is marked on the left side of the frame just below the cylinder. The matching serial number is marked on the lower left side of the frame under the grip and on the trigger guard tang. The revolver has German silver blade front and frame notch rear sights, lanyard stud and ring mounted on the butt and checkered hard rubber grips with the “RA” monogram at the tops. Famous “KM143”, Karl Moldenaur Collection inventory number in white paint letters on the butt and bottom of the frame. CONDITION: Fine, retains 40% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a mixture of grey and brown patina and a few scattered patches of light surface pitting. The grips are also fine, showing an attractively aged chocolate tone, a few scattered light handling marks, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Karl Moldenaur Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
    LOT 1053
Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 57513, 40-60 WCF cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The
Winchester Model 1876 was developed to chamber more powerful cartridges than the Model 1873, and it was ideal for those on the frontier that felt .44-
40 just wouldn’t have enough stopping power to handle whatever they might encounter. Manufactured in 1885, this is a Third Model 1876 Lever Action rifle with the
dust cover guide rail integral to the receiver. Blade front sight non-factory rectangular inlaid, rear sight filler block, and rear adjustable peep sight mounted on the upper tang.
The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/King’s Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and “40-60 W.C.F.” at the breech. The bottom of the brass elevator has been stamped
“40 - 60”. The serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate with
buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included). The accompanying factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger, and that it was received in the warehouse on October 8,

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