Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Very Fine Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short Caliber

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Very Fine Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short Caliber

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1887 as a Third Model, the barrel has the two-line address/King's patent marking and caliber marking at the breech and on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper tang is marked with the model designation and the serial number is on the lower tang. Fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Winchester manufactured approximately 19,552 Model 1873s in .22 short or .22 long between 1884 and 1904.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original blue finish and strong traces of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a plum-brown patina, primarily grey patina on the buttplate. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dings and a moderate scratch on the left of the buttstock. Mechanically excellent.



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