Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Winchester First Model 1873 Rifle, Set Trigger, Factory Letter

Auction Date: February 14, 2019

Desirable Documented "Targeted" Winchester Model 1873 First Model Lever Action Rifle with Special Order Set Trigger and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Desirable Documented "Targeted" Winchester Model 1873 First Model Lever Action Rifle with Special Order Set Trigger and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2763
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 5
Class: Antique
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:

Factory letter lists rifle with a 24" octagon barrel, set trigger (currently doesn’t function) and "target 1 1/2" when received in the warehouse on June 10, 1874, and shipped on June 25. Two rear sight dovetails, filled hole on upper tang, and homemade replacement dust cover.

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