Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2001: Winchester 1873 Rifle 44 WCF

Auction Date: February 25, 2016

Engraved Silver Plated Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Engraved Silver Plated Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch octagon
Finish: silver
Grip:
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 120
Class: Antique
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured in 1891 with the barrel shortened to carbine length. The breech of the barrel features scroll engraving. The scrollwork engraving extends to the side plates, receiver, dust cover, and buttplate tang with a floral blossom type engraving on the forend cap. The left side plate has an eagle grasping a snake in its mouth. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

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