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April 5, 2024 - 4:29 pm
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Does anyone know what ‘inside finish’ means on a Cody letter? 

Here it is listed on a nice 1876 express rifle: 

Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 .50 Express Rifle | Rock Island Auction

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Chris. 

They took a little more time to polish the insides removing machining marks and would be finished the same as normal.

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Thanks Bob. It would be a pretty rare option I would think.

Are there many 1873s in your survey that have it listed? 

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Chris

11 have Inside Finish with 10 of them all consecutive serial numbers.

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A Google search revealed that per Winchester expert and author Herbert Houze, only 175 Model 1876’s had “inside finishing”.

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Thanks gents

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Sure seems like a lot of money – but, has a lot of case showing for a 76. Personally, I have never been interested in foreign proof guns – but, variety makes the world go round. I hope someone will follow-up and let us know what the guns sells for at the auction.

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