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Lot 2007: Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Heavy Barrel Rifle

Antique Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable "Thumb Print" Dust Cover and Heavy Barrel and Factory Letter

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Lot 2007: Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Heavy Barrel Rifle

Antique Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable "Thumb Print" Dust Cover and Heavy Barrel and Factory Letter

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Antique Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable "Thumb Print" Dust Cover and Heavy Barrel and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch heavy octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 459
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.

Description:

First model integral dust cover rails and "thumb print" dust cover, as well as a special order an "extra heavy" octagon barrel and set trigger. The left side of the lower tang, stock inlet, and inside the buttplate are numbered "1398". Forend cap and bottom of buttstock are drilled for sling swivels, with filler screw in stock. The factory letter confirms the heavy octagon barrel and set trigger. The letter also states the rifle was received in the warehouse on September 28, 1878 and shipped on September 30.

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