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Selling: April 20, 2012

Lot 1076: Winchester - 1873

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Rifle
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Serial #Winchester - 1873 ManufacturerWinchester Model1873
TypeRifle Gauge22 Short Catalog Page213
Barrel24 Inch Octagon FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured 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.

ConditionGood. 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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