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Lot 45: Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Lot 45: Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Winchester Deluxe Style Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2079
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 40
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1884 as a third model. The modern made replacement barrel has dovetail German silver blade and elevation adjustable sights and is marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking. The barrel lacks a caliber marking, but the cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." The upper tang has the model marking, and the lower tang has the serial number. Equipped with a single set trigger. The highly figured and checkered pistol grip stock has an ebony grip insert and a crescent buttplate. The lower tang is marked "4563 XX R," the stock inlet is unmarked, and the buttplate is marked "5463."

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally upgraded/restored overall. The rifle retains nearly all of the blue finish and case colors showing some speckling of patina on the dust cover. The wood shows some minor handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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