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Lot 2000: Antique Special Order "Nickel Trim" Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Documented Antique Special Order "Nickel Trim" Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Documented Antique Special Order "Nickel Trim" Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 556
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Manufactured 1890. Included factory letter lists the rifle in .38 caliber with a 28 inch octagon barrel, set trigger, Lyman front sight (absent), and nickel trim when received at the warehouse on 12 May 1890 and shipped the next day to order number 12135. "B" crudely carved on left of the buttstock and the left of the lower tang unmarked.

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