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For Sale: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Exhibition Grade "Centennial Model 1873 Winchester"
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Tom Samson
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June 24, 2023 - 2:48 pm
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Hello all, 

This is my first post regarding selling one of my Winchesters’. First, I’m a lover of all Winchester lever actions, as well the BBCW.  So, this is not an easy thing for me to, but more a “have” to do. I saw the gun’s (BBCW Centennial) pre-sale information and thought what an awesome opportunity to own such a gun. I was able to personally visit Navy Arms to choose the “wood” (stock and forend).  As many of you know there were to be 200 Exhibition Grade rifles produced, although I’m not able to ascertain the “actual” total made. That said, this was a collaborative build between Winchester, Navy Arms, Wyoming Armory (Cody) and Turbull Restoration Co. The gun has a “low” serial number.  I’ve photographs, but not quite sure as to how to attach, and have additional “shots” if anyone should require more.

My only expectation is that I cover as much of original investment as possible.

As the original owner, I’ve all the original paperwork relative to the purchase of this gun. 

Please feel free to email me: [email protected]. I’d be happy to speak via telephone as well.  

Thank you in advance for your interest. 

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June 25, 2023 - 8:14 pm
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FYI…

The above appears as though I’m listed as “Guest”.  This could be that I’ve recently “renewed” my membership, but as a “new” WCAA member.

There is a display case included: It’s made of American walnut with tongue and groove joinery, sold brass furniture, cloth interior with “French recess”. 

I was able to add one picture.  

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Very nice. If it’s the rifle I remember from a few years ago there were very few made. 

 

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Thx Mike, yes it is a beauty and  kind of what I was thinking on the run #.  A lot of artisan hands touched the in making of the gun.  I thought it odd that I couldn’t get a solid answer regarding the total number of rifles produced.  I do know it was a far greater undertaking than first thought when they began the collaboration.

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Hi All,

I’d like to follow up to see if anyone would be interested in my gun (above).  I need to sell it as I need the $$$.  I’ve had over 200 views with only a couple of “interested” folks, but no offers. Any reasonable offer would be considered with the understanding that I’ll not recover what I originally paid for the rifle.  It’s a beautiful gun with a great connection to Cody.  My intent is to offer this to my Winchester “collectors” first vs placing this in a public auction, EG: Rock Island Auctions.

Thanks for considering.

Tom

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It has been brought to my attention to place an “asking” price on my gun.  I’m asking $5,500.00.  The original price paid was $7,995.00. In addition I paid a premium of $500.00 for a “low” serial number.  I don’t expect any “return” on that expense.  Please see attached, 1) Original invoice 2) Blue Book valuation Fall of 2022.  Thank you.

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