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Lot 44: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 44: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

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

Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2041
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1886, this particular example is a Third Model with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Equipped with a blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight with full length magazine. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "32 CAL" at the breech. "32 CAL" also appears on the brass elevator. The model designation is marked on the upper tang and the serial number on the lower tang. All blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever, and mounted with a smooth forearm with iron end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The rifle retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas showing a heavier concentration of original blue remaining on the receiver with the balance a smooth brown patina. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The wood is fine with a couple minor gouges and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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