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Lot 2011: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Express Leaf Rear Sight and Factory Letter

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

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Express Leaf Rear Sight and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 408
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Slight Darkening - Light to moderate pitting
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:

Factory letter lists rifle with an octagon barrel in .44 caliber, set trigger (set screw broken off), Beach combination front sight, and 7-leaf express rear sight. The rifle was received in the warehouse on June 30, 1908 and shipped to "New York Department" on July 11, 1908. Rarely is a destination listed in the Winchester factory records. Rear sight leaf has been repaired and reblued.

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