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Lot 41: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .44 W.C.F.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Lot 41: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .44 W.C.F.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250
Price Realized:

Fine Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .44 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 44
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1883 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. Standard two-line barrel address/King's patent marking, model designation on the upper tang, and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% plus original high polish blue finish, 30% original case colors, and 60% original nitre blue with the balance a mixture of plum brown and grey patina, a couple patches of light pitting on the right of the lever and lower frame, and a replacement screw in the bottom of the receiver. There is surface rust visible between the barrel and magazine tube near the muzzle. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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