Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4008: Engraved Winchester First Model 1873 Rifle

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Engraved Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Engraved Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 29 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 428
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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Factory letter (copy) lists rifle with 30" octagon barrel (later shortened to 29 3/4"), set trigger (set screw now absent), XXX checkered stock and casehardened receiver when received in warehouse on Sept. 1, 1875 and shipped on Sept. 3, 1875. Remarked serial number. Receiver subsequently engraved.

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