Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1016: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 851
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1909 as a third model. It has dovetailed blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights, a barrel marked with the two-line address/patent dates information and "32 WCF," a Winchester factory oval proof stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech, a cartridge elevator marked "32 CAL," an upper tang with the three-line model/trade mark information and a solid crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus. The rifle retains 30% faded original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. There is limited minor pitting. The wood is also fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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