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Lot 30: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Long

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Long Caliber

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

Desirable Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Long Caliber

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 L
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 35
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896 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 75% of the original blue finish and strong traces of the original case colors on the hammer and lever with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina and some scattered minor dings. The wood is fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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