Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 12: Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2014

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

Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1333
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1904. Dovetailed blade front sight and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight, with a full length magazine tube and the standard address and caliber markings on the barrel. The frame is fitted with an integral guide rail and marked with the "Model 1873" nomenclature on the upper tang and "32 CAL." on the elevator. Smooth straight wrist stock with a blue steel forearm tip and buttplate.

Rating Definition:

fine, with 40% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, mild spotting and handling marks overall. Some patches of pitting are present on the barrel, and light scratches on the frame. The stock is also fine, with scattered scuffs and dents and a gold color overall. Mechanically excellent.



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