Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2007: Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Rifle

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Antique Special Order Factory Game Scene Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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

Antique Special Order Factory Game Scene Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 20 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1245
Item Interest: Very 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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1883. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .32 caliber with an octagon barrel, casehardened receiver, checkered stock, set trigger, and "$2.50" engraving when shipped on 26 April 1883. The engraving features a floral scroll and a standing buck on the left. The barrel and magazine have been shortened to their current lengths, the barrel has been bored out to the current caliber, and the chamber has been blocked with a piece of metal. "EU/GB" is stamped on the bottom of the receiver.

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