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  LOT 3000
 Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action
.44-40 Rifle - Serial no. 143563A, 44-40 WCF cal., 24
inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Winchester Model 1873 rifle, simply known
as “The Gun that Won
the West,” is a legend of
American firepower on the open frontier. Its legacy still resonates with modern collectors. It was often paired with a Colt
   Single Action Army or other revolver chambered for the popular .44-40 W.C.F. cartridges. This made carrying ammunition for both your rifle and your revolver simple and allowed an individual to be ready to defend themselves against man
or beast in a variety of tough situations. The Model 1873 was a working gun that saw hard use and thus
surviving examples often display all the character of hard use. This Model 1873, however, was well cared for and remains in extremely
high condition. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat has the two-line Winchester legend ahead of the rear sight. The rifle correctly lacks a caliber designation. The blued third model receiver features an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873.” The lower tang has the serial number. The underside of the forearm is stamped with the number
“114,” and the right side of the stock wrist is stamped with the number “10.” The buttstock is fitted with a casehardened trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod absent). Mounted with
nicely figured walnut forearm and straight grip stock.
CONDITION: Excellent. The barrel and magazine tube retains 95% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The receiver retains 98% original blue finish. The forend cap retains 85% blue with some flaking turned brown. 97% plus original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain 97% original case colors. The re-oiled wood is very fine with minimal minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive, high condition example of “The Gun that Won the West,” the Winchester Model 1873 rifle.
LOT 3001
Outstanding Post-World War I Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Hanging Tags - Serial no. 921089, 30
WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This incredibly high condition post-World War I Winchester Model 94 saddle ring
carbine was manufactured in 1920. Finding these interwar examples in near new condition is becoming extremely difficult, and this example
is certainly a beauty! The carbine is fitted with a pinned blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight. A saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The left side of the barrel carries the two-line
Winchester address/patent dates marking, two-line nickel steel marking, and the caliber designation. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line Model 94/trade mark information. Mounted with a plain carbine forearm and buttstock. Includes a
period paper Winchester stock band and the original Winchester hanging tag numbered to the gun.
CONDITION: Excellent plus, near new, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with a small rub spot on the buttplate. The wood is also excellent plus with the slightest of handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. A stunning interwar production example of the iconic Winchester Model 94 saddle ring carbine.
Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
Estimate: 8,500 - 13,000

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