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  LOT 3020 Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce .40-70 Caliber with Factory Letter - Serial no. 101929, 40-70 cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1895, the Model 1886 was an extremely rugged design by John Browning, capable of handling some of the most powerful cartridges of the time, making it extremely popular with many in the untamed frontiers of the American West. The included factory letter from the Cody Firearms Museum confirms the serial number, octagon barrel, and plain trigger, with the caliber listed as “40-70”. The letter states that the rifle was received in the warehouse on June 20, 1895, and shipped on September 25, 1899, as order number 33212. This rifle is marked with the standard two-line address ahead of the rear sight filler block and “40-70 W.C.F.” at the breech. Mounted with a rear adjustable peep sight on the upper tang. Serial number and the two-line, two-patent dates are marked on the lower tang. This rifle features a blade front sight and a rear sight filler block. It is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with iron cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
 CONDITION: Very good. The barrel and magazine retain traces of the original blue finish that has mostly faded to a brown patina. The frame, hammer, lever, and buttplate retain traces of the original case colors that have mixed to a brown patina, with few minor dings and some light pitting overall. The markings are clear and legible. The wood is also very good with scattered scratches and a few pressure dents on the left side of the stock near the tang. Overall, it has the look of a rifle that saw time on the American Frontier. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 3021
Documented ATF Exempted Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Trapper’s Carbine with 15 Inch Barrel - Serial no. 554549, 32 WCF cal., 15 inch round bbl., blue finish, gumwood stock. Manufactured in 1910, this is a very scarce trapper’s carbine with a factory original 15 inch barrel. These short barreled carbines remained popular on the frontier well into the 20th century due to their very portable firepower. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lists this carbine by serial number as being removed from the purview of the National Firearms Act and classified as a curio and relic. These guns would have been highly prized by western ranchers and cowboys for their portability and firepower, as well as by trappers, as the nickname would imply. It has standard markings, including Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. It is fitted with pinned blade front and folding ladder rear sights, and a saddle ring on the left of the receiver. It’s mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. There are a series of “kill” notches cut in the bottom of the forearm. CONDITION: Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and some scattered minor dings throughout, typical of these hard worked carbines. The refinished wood is good with a crack in both sides of the forearm and wrist, and numerous minor dings scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 3022 Documented Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in .44-40 W.C.F. with Factory Letter - Serial no. 59739, 44 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. As the spiritual successor of the Model 1873, the Model 1892 was popular in the West for much the same reason, its ability to be paired with a Colt Single Action Army revolver chambered in the same caliber. The accompanying factory letter states the rifle was received in the warehouse on September 16, 1896, and shipped on January 7, 1897, with an octagon barrel in desirable .44 caliber and plain trigger. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Winchester address ahead of the rear sight and “44 W.C.F.” at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent date marking. The straight grip stock is fitted with a crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good, retaining 30% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance and minor pitting. The refinished wood is also very good with a repair at the upper tang, overall having the look of a well-cared for working gun. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3023 Remington Model 1875 Army Single Action Revolver in Desirable in Desirable .44-40 Caliber - Serial no. 236, 44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. The Model 1875 was manufactured from 1875 to 1889 and was Remington’s first main attempt to compete with Colt and Smith & Wesson in the “Army” revolver market. This example is chambered in the desirable .44-40 WCF caliber. The loading gate is numbered to the gun. The left rear of the triggerguard is factory stamped “44”. CONDITION: Fine, retains 70% of the original nickel finish with some scattered mild flaking and pitting, most noticeably on the cylinder and left forward portion of the barrel. The slightly undersize grips are very good with some minor handling marks scattered throughout and mild wear. The half cock notch is weak, otherwise mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750

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