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Lot 1002: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1002: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: highly figured walnut
Item Views: 944
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 2
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1873 is one of the most famous of all American firearms and has been popularly known as "the Gun that Won the West" due to its popularity with pioneers. It was often paired with a Colt Single Action Army or other revolver chambered for the popular .44-40 W.C.F. cartridges. This made carrying ammunition for both your rifle and your revolver simple and allowed an individual to be ready to defend themselves against man or beast in a variety of tough situations. This Model 1873 has that classic frontier look of a true survivor of the American West. The rifle has a third model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with grip serrations at the rear and standard markings including the caliber designation on the barrel and cartridge elevator. It is fitted with a combination Beach front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The walnut forearm and straight grip stock feature select grade type figure. The sides of the tangs are unmarked. Mounted on the underside of the buttstock and forend cap are factory pattern sling swivels. The buttstock is fitted with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Good with a mixed overall mottled patina consistent with age and use, some applied blue on the barrel and magazine, and traces of silvered out original case colors in and around the protected areas of the receiver. The re-oiled wood is fine with scattered handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A well-traveled Model 1873 that certainly saw period use.



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