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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Active Listings: 1035
Total Listings: 41482
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
*Sale Pending* - ORIGINAL EARLY BROWNING BROS. MODEL 1878 .45 CALIBER RIFLE
This rifle was built by John Moses Browning. This was Browning's first successful design. Rifle features a 34-1/2 inch octagon barrel with blade front sight and adjustable rear sight with "Browning Bros Ogden, Utah USA" on top barrel flat and number "525" at rear near chamber. Chamber caliber .45 on barrel flat is blocked by extra added sight dovetail. Case hardened frame has turned a brown patina. Barrel has traces of original blue showing through the brown patina. Bore is good with shine. Walnut wood stock with crescent steel buttplate. Stock has initials "WC" on both sides of the stock. Walnut forearm with hardwood ramrod and iron pipes holding rod. Mechanically it functions properly. A chance to own a rare rifle with only a few hundred estimated to exist. A real piece of American firearms history that would be the center of any gun collection.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Rifle Caliber: .45