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Auction Date: September 8, 2017

Lot 62: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Long Barrel with Sectional Cleaning Rod
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
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Serial #Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle ManufacturerWinchester Model1873
TypeRifle Gauge38 WCF Catalog Page37
Barrel28 Inch Octagon FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1884 as a third model. It has dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights, an extra length 28 inch octagonal barrel marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight and "38 CAL" at the breech, the model marking on the upper tang, the caliber marking on the cartridge elevator and a crescent buttplate with compartment (5-piece cleaning rod is included which has an extra section due to the four inches of extra barrel).

ConditionFine. The rifle retains 60% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. 30% of the original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 25% of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The re-oiled wood is also fine with a couple hairline cracks near the stock toe and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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