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    First Model, Inscribed, Nickel Plated 1873 Winchester Caliber .44-40 Saddle Ring Carbine, Scroll Engraved in the Style of L. D. Nimschke, #12348, Manufactured Early 1876. Classic SRC configuration, the gun exhibits full scroll engraved coverage on the frame, barrel bands, tang, butt plate tang, brass follower and dust cover. Engraved on the left side plate, "ANTONIO PIRAINO". While unsupported by a factory letter the engraving is clearly period and in the style of master engraver Louis D. Nimschke. The gun retains 50% of what is, unquestionably, the original period nickel finish, the balance of the gun smooth and light gray. Mechanically a bit sticky, fine bore, perfect markings. Wood very good, showing honest wear and use with the remains of an old coat of varnish. Just a few minor dents and small very old "wear slivers" on either side of the tang at the frame. The gun retains the original three piece cleaning rod in the butt compartment. A wonderful gun that is oozing with character, doubtless steeped in history, and worthy of diligent research.

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    July, 2009
    25th Saturday
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