Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 46: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .44-40 WCF

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .44-40 WCF

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1861
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 51
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1904 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with grip serrations at the rear and standard markings. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Very good plus, retains 30% original blue finish with the balance mostly a plum-brown patina, some scattered rough patches, and some bright grey edge wear. 20% nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The wood is good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and some mild wear in handling areas. Mechanically excellent.



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