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SOLD at 2010 Dec 05 @ 13:01UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Manufactured in1884 with the barrel and magazine subsequently shortened to current length. This is a Third Model 1873 with the duct cover rail integrally machined as part of the receiver and has a factory engraving. The sides of the receiver feature a scroll and punch dot engraving with deer scenes in a circle. The dust cover and guide rail are also engraved. Replacement blade front sight (partially missing) and adjustable notch rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address patent dates marking, with "MODEL 1873" on the upper tang and serial number on the lower tang. No caliber marking. Set trigger and smooth forearm and straight grip stock with metal forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment and marked with the under "8524". The included Cody Firearms research verification confirms the serial number, rifle configuration, octagon barrel, set trigger, and engraving and states that the stock was once checkered. The rifle was shipped on April 18, 1884. More information regarding factory letter will be available closer to auction.
BBL: 19 inch octagon
Gauge: 44 WCF
Serial Number: 146381A
Condition: Fair. The shortened, refinished barrel and magazine retain traces of blue in the protected areas with the balance a smooth artificial brown patina with some minor spotting. The receiver and lever have been cleaned and have some minor pitting. The buttplate has a smooth dark patina with some minor oxidation. The sanded and reoiled forearm is poor with some missing slivers of wood and a couple minor cracks, along with some minor dings. The revarnished stock is also poor with a few hairline cracks and chips on the wrist and a contrasting wood repair near the toe which is missing a large chip, along with some minor handling marks. Mechanically needs work as the hammer does not hold at the full cock position.