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Lot 21: Colt-Burgess Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Scarce Colt-Burgess Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Scarce Colt-Burgess Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Burgess-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 676
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured circa 1883 to 1885, this is the only lever action firearm made in any quantity in Colt's history with a total production of only 6,403 long arms (3810 rifles and 2593 carbines). This particular carbine is the standard weight version as opposed to the baby carbine. Colt manufactured 1,219 standard carbines. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

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