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Lot 38: Winchester 1873 Rifle 22 short

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in the Desirable .22 Short Caliber

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in the Desirable .22 Short Caliber

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1245
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 32
Class: Antique
Description:

Third Model manufactured in 1886. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with two-line address/King's Improvement marking and "22 CAL" at the breech. The serial number is on the lower tang, and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT". Dovetailed German silver blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sporting sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Winchester manufactured approximately 19,552 Model 1873s in .22 short and .22 long between 1884 and 1904.

Rating Definition:

Very good with traces of blue and the balance a smooth mottled brown patina on the metal surfaces. There are a couple of minor dings on the barrel near the muzzle. The revarnished wood is good with a very small sliver absent on the upper right front of the forearm, and overall scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.



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