Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 50: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 2, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1415
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 24
Class: Antique

Third Model manufactured in 1888 with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Blade front sight and adjustable buck horn rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. "32 CAL" is marked on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The model designation is marked on the upper tang and the serial number on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth forearm with iron forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fair. The worn metal surfaces have an even dark brown patina with some scattered minor spotting. The wood is very good as refinished with a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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