Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1024: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring 44-40 Carbine with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring 44-40 Carbine with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Antique
Description:

The Winchester Model 1873 is the classic cowboy's saddle gun of the late 19th century American West, often paired with a Colt Frontier Six Shooter. The factory letter from 1976 lists this carbine as shipped on March 31, 1885. It has a block mounted nickel-silver blade front sight, period added notch and folding ladder rear sight, Third Model frame with integral dust cover guide rail, standard markings, tang mounted peep sight, and smooth carbine forearm and stock with a three-piece cleaning rod in the compartment.

Rating Definition:

Good with gray and brown patina, mild pitting, period modified/lowered hammer spur, and general mild overall wear. The refinished wood is also good with mild dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. This is definitely a classic Western firearm with a lot of character.



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