Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 48: Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

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

Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 24 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 6042
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 27
Class: Antique
Description:

This Winchester Model 1873 was manufactured in 1886 and features a deluxe multi-point checkered forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with ebony grip insert and standard rifle buttplate with cleaning rod compartment (empty). It is fitted with blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights and has standard Winchester markings.

Rating Definition:

Good as partially refinished. Traces of original blue finish remain on the barrel and magazine tube with the balance having faded to a dark brown patina. The lever also has a dark brown patina. The remaining components retain 85% of the period replated nickel finish which has patches of pitting, flaking, and some spots of oxidation. The refinished wood is very good with attractive figure, sharp checkering, and minor marks. The action is fine, and the markings are mostly legible.



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