Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 7: Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with 30 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Documented Antique Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with 30 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1881. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .38 caliber with a special order 30 inch octagon barrel and plain trigger (set trigger now installed with extra screws visible on left of receiver) when received at the warehouse on 16 December 1881 and shipped the next day to order number 30333. The left of the lower tang, stock inlet, and inside the buttplate are marked "1263".

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