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    WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 RIFLE - Serial number 20?14, circa 1874. 24" barrel in .44-40 calibre. All features on rifle are standard as manufactured for this model. This rifle exhibits characteristics commensurate with American Indian usage, i.e., tack decoration in buttstock, considerable forend wear and over misuse or poor care.

    Condition: All metal surfaces range from light to heavy pitting. Dust cover and lever latch missing. Forend shows some intentional decoration in the form of depressed lines and cross hatching. Great wear on forend overall but more pronounced at junction of receiver. Stock has old break running from front top of comb to mid-point of butt plate. This break is partially repaired with an old screw whose head is worn smooth. Five brass tacks decorate each side of stock. Four along top of comb and one on each side of wrist. Rifle shows no signs of cleaning to speak of, pretty much in the black. Action functions, but will not remain on full cock.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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