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The Gun that Won the West
LOT 10
Outstanding Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter - Serial no. 186593B, 44
WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Offered here is an outstanding Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine manufactured in 1885 with a third model receiver featuring the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with rear serrated edges. The included factory letter states the carbine was received in the warehouse on July 17, 1885 where it remained for nearly a year before being shipped on July 3, 1886 on order number 7811. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight and “44 CAL” at the breech. The cartridge elevator is marked “44 CAL.” The upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873.”
The lower tang has the serial number. The carbine features carbine sights with the rear sight marked “1873”, a saddle ring mounted on the left side of the receiver and a carbine stock. The trapdoor casehardened buttplate contains a three piece cleaning rod.

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