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Lot 42: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Documented Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Documented Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

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

Description:

Manufactured 1881. The included factory letter lists the short rifle in .38 caliber with a 20 inch octagon barrel and plain trigger when received at the warehouse on 22 February 1881 and shipped two days later to order number 24093 1/2. The left of the lower tang, stock inlet, and shotgun buttplate are marked "408".

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