Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Winchester 1873 Rifle 32 WCF

Auction Date: February 16, 2017

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $6,000

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 5
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The 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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