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Lot 3096: Commercial Winchester Hotchkiss Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Fine Commercial Production Winchester Hotchkiss Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Lot 3096: Commercial Winchester Hotchkiss Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Fine Commercial Production Winchester Hotchkiss Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Fine Commercial Production Winchester Hotchkiss Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: Hotchkiss
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 Government
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 406
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 79
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured c. 1882-1883 in the configuration of a First Model with the turning magazine cutoff behind the bolt handle on the right side of the stock. This example is a commercial model given it has no military inspection marks or cartouches. Pinned blade front sight and the folding ladder rear sight graduated 1-4 on the base and 5-10 on the ladder. The left of the receiver is marked with the three-line Winchester and Hotchkiss patent information and address and the serial number is marked on the top left edge of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth military style straight grip stock featuring a saddle ring mounted on the left.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% plus original blue finish with scattered moderate brown surface freckling, and crisp markings in the metal. Stock is very fine with attractive original raised grain and rich dark oil finish, some scattered light handling marks, and crisp defined edges. Mechanically excellent.



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