Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1054: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 532
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 41
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1891 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. Two-line address/King's patent marking and "38 W.C.F." on the top barrel flat, model designation on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and "38 CAL." faintly on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. Fitted with 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:

Very good, retains 20% of the original blue finish, primarily in sheltered areas, with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few scattered patches of light pitting. The wood is good with numerous scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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