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 LOT 3099
Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle - Serial
45-60 WCF cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, waln Manufactured in 1888 as a Third Model with the integral dust cover
rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The Model 1876 was popular among
those in the west that believed .44-40 wasn’t quite enough stopping power for whatever
they might encounter. The barrel is marked with the two-line Winchester address/King’s patent marking and the caliber
designation, model designation on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and caliber again marked on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. Fitted with
no. 60538, ut stock.
 Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
  LOT 3100
Attractive Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886
Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 11981, 40-82 WCF cal., 26 inch
part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish. The factory letter lists this rifle as having
its serial number applied on December 16, 1887. It is listed as a rifle in .40/82 with a 1/2 octagon barrel, plain trigger,
and a checkered pistol grip stock and as received in the warehouse on March 22, 1888, and shipped the next day in order 6003.
It has the early casehardened receiver, which was only standard until 1902. The standard two-line address is marked in front of the rear sight, and “40-82 W.C.F. is at the breech on the
     a German silver blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). The included Cody Firearms Museum research request lists receipt at the warehouse and shipment on 4 February 1889.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 75% of the original high polish blue finish on the frame, the barrel is rewelded/refinished at the breech and the balance is mostly blue. 60% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The revarnished wood is fine with a couple of repaired chips in the upper left corner of the wrist and some scattered light dings and
scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
top barrel flat. The model designation is on the upper tang, and the two-line patent dates and serial number are on the lower tang. The left side of the lower tang is marked “1355 XX,” and the stock inlet and inside the buttplate are marked “125”. The special order, part octagon barrel is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with a finely figured, replacement, “H” pattern checkered forearm and replacement, checkered, pistol grip stock with an ebony insert at the base of the grip and a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% of the original blue finish and 50% original case colors with the balance having mostly thinned to a smooth grey or silvery grey patina and some patches of light spotting on the receiver. The replacement wood is fine with a few hairline cracks around the wrist, some filler near the grip insert, and otherwise scattered minor handling marks and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000

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