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Selling: February 16, 2017

Lot 1: Winchester 1873 Rifle 32 WCF

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Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $6,000
Serial #Winchester 1873 Rifle 32 WCF ManufacturerWinchester Model1873
TypeRifle Gauge32 WCF Catalog Page5
Barrel24 Inch Octagon FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingOD WW
Rating DefinitionOD - VERY GOOD: all original parts; none to 30% original finish.
DescriptionThe accompanying factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger and plain pistol grip stock. The rifle was received in the warehouse on December 6, 1899. with a globe sight and shipped on December 7, 1899. Fitted with a blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The two-line address/King's Improvement patent dates are marked on the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight with "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873." The serial number is marked on the lower tang, and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "32 CAL." It has the Third Model dust cover configuration. Mounted with a special order pistol grip stock featuring a hard rubber Winchester grip cap, sling eyelets and crescent buttplate.

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