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Lot 24: Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

Lot 24: Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

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Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: nickel
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.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Factory letter lists rifle with an octagon barrel, set trigger, nickel plating and engraving when received in the warehouse on July 28, 1886 and shipped the next day. Third model receiver features floral scrollwork on a punch dot background and a stag scene in a circular panel on the left side plate. Flourishes of scrollwork extend to the forend cap (missing a screw), cartridge elevator and buttplate. Barrel is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates marking and recut "44 CAL."(serial number has also been recut). It also has a dovetail blade front sight (bead absent), elevation adjustable rear sight, set trigger, British proofs and trapdoor buttplate (cleaning rod not included). Factory letter lists rifle with an octagon barrel, set trigger, nickel plating and engraving when received in the warehouse on July 28, 1886 and shipped the next day.

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