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Lot 35: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 35: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1997
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Antique
Description:

This Third Model 1873 Winchester Rifle features the machined dust cover guide as part of the receiver. The factory letter confirms the octagon barrel and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on July 2, 1884 and shipped on August 4, 1884, order number 1404. The rifle has a blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and full length magazine. The barrel has the two line address/patent marking and the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". The brass cartridge elevator has the caliber marking. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate featuring a compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Good. The rifle has a mixture of mottled gray patina and smooth dark brown patina with traces of the original blue finish in the protected areas. Some minor pitting is present. The wood is also good with a hairline crack near the buttplate tang, a couple gouges and numerous minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.



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