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Lot 29: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 29: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3237
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1884. This is a desirable .22 short chambered example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 takedown rifle (scarce feature) with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, two leaf folding rear sight and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "22 CAL" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT" (traces remain). The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Good. The rifle retains some streaks of faded original blue finish with a smooth crisp dark patina on the balance. An area of minor pitting is present on the magazine. The wood is fair with a long crack and a large chunk of wood missing on the forearm, with some chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.



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