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Lot 2009: Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2017

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with 30 Inch Extra Length Barrel and Set Trigger

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

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with 30 Inch Extra Length Barrel and Set Trigger

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 789
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 12
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1890 as a third model with a special order extra length 30 inch octagonal barrel and set trigger. The barrel has dovetail blade and elevation adjustable sights and is marked with the two-line address/patent dates information ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873," the lower tang has the serial number, and the cartridge elevator has traces of the caliber marking.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The rifle has a smooth dark patina with scattered traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. There is some very scattered light to minor pitting .The wood is very good with a missing minor chip from the wrist (left side), a couple hairline cracks near the buttplate tang and some minor pressure dents and scratches. The set trigger does not function, otherwise the action cycles properly.



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