W2713 WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 1 OF 1,000 RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-60; 26 inch octagon barrel and full length mag tube. Pistol grip checkered deluxe grade wood is in excellent condition with a shotgun style buttplate. It has the earlier 2nd model checkering. Gun has about 40-50% original blue on the barrel with some corrosion starting to appear. Mag tube is mostly a plum/brown. Serial number is 10015. This is one of about 6 or 7 1 of 1,000’s that were made with consecutive numbers. Sights include German silver blade front sight, 76 marked rear sight and folding tang sight. Receiver has traces of original case colors turning a dark silver color. Crisp tight action. Set trigger. A very nice clean 1 of 1,000.
I first saw this gun in Canada in the mid 70’s. Since then I heard of it in the states here and there. There are so few of the 1 of 1,000’s available since only 51 of these were produced. This gun come complete with Factory letters. It would be hard to improve upon.
ANTIQUE $ 210,000.