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1873 numbers matching cleaning kit?
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October 5, 2023 - 5:18 pm
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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/999705120

Haven’t run across this before.

I suspect a former owners clever packaging.

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I think it would make sense if you insert a comma after butt stock. Don

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Every factory pull through cleaner I’ve ever seen didn’t look anything like that one.

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It was in the Poulin 6/23 auction. Had the clean kit in it but had a tang sight on it. I have never seen a kit like that.

https://poulinantiques.hibid.com/lot/159526892/winchester-3rd–model-1873-lever-action-rifle-?ref=catalog

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I’m not claiming to be an expert, but that looks like Nylon string to me. Nylon wasn’t invented until 1935, so there is that.

To me it looks like parts of a gun cleaning kit from the 1950s. Plus what would you put the threaded brass cleaning tips into?

You’re still missing the cleaning rod to do so.

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