Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3091: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 80
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1890 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edge. It has standard markings including the two-line Winchester address/King's patent marking on the upper barrel flat. It is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 20% of the original blue finish, primarily in sheltered areas, with the balance having thinned to a mottled grey patina, some scattered speckling of dark oxidation on the barrel and magazine, and very light pitting at the muzzle. The revarnished wood is good with a semicircular hairline crack in the left of the wrist and otherwise scattered minor handling marks throughout. Mechanically excellent.

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