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 LOT 3003
Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 137554A, 44-40 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Model 1873 is one of the most famous of all American firearms and has been popularly known as “the Gun that Won the West” due to its popularity with pioneers. Today the Model 1873 holds a special place for modern collectors, especially those in high condition like this example.
The Model 1873 was a working gun and surviving examples generally saw hard use. This Model 1873 is a well-cared for example that will be a standout piece in any lever action collection. The factory letter states confirms the octagon barrel and plain trigger and states the rifle was received in the warehouse on October 24, 1883, and shipped on October 27 with 12 other arms to order number 8557.
  LOT 3004
Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .45-70 Caliber - Serial no. 149369A, 45-70 cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The John Moses Browning designed Model 1886 was the first Winchester repeater capable of chambering the .45-70 and had one of the strongest lever actions ever used
in a Winchester rifle. It was developed as a replacement for the weaker toggle
link action Model 1876, but their production was fairly limited at around 160,000 between 1886 and 1935. The powerful Winchester Model 1886 remains one of the most iconic lever action rifles of all time.
This classic Winchester Model 1886 rifle was manufactured in 1910 and is chambered in the popular cartridge: .45-70 Government. It is a high condition example that will make a great addition to any Winchester or lever action collection. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight graduated from 0 to 30. The barrel has a top flat that is stamped with the two-line Winchester New Haven address/patent dates marking ahead of
the rear sight and has a upper left flat that is stamped “45-70” at the breech. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model designation and trade mark information. The lower tang has the two-line patent dates marking and the serial number. Mounted with plain walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.

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