Winchester - 1873
|Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750|
|Type||Rifle||Gauge||22 Short||Catalog Page||213|
|Barrel||24 Inch Octagon||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Rifle|
|Description||Manufactured in 1891. This is a desirable .22 short chambered example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 rifle with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Blade and adjustable buckhorn sights on a barrel stamped with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates marking followed by "22 Short". The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL./SHORT" and the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". Plain forearm and straight grip stock with steel end cap and crescent buttplate. The rifle also has a single set trigger.
|Condition||Good. The rifle retains small traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a mottled brown patina. There is some mild spotting. The wood is good with some minor pressure dents and scratches with a 2 inch sliver of wood missing from top of the forearm (right side). Mechanically functions, but is missing the extractor; henceforth the dust cover does not move when lever is retracted.|
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