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Lot 1025: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Tang Sight

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1025: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Tang Sight

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Tang Sight

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-40 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 548
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 21
Class: Antique
Description:

This third model 1873 rifle was manufactured 1886. The rifle has Beach combination front, elevation adjustable rear (missing elevator) and Vernier tang sights. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "38 CAL" at the breech. The cartridge elevator is marked "38 CAL." Mounted with a smooth straight grip stock fitted with a crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Fine. The rifle retains 30% plus original blue finish with the balance a mottled brown-gray patina. 40% of the bright original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The wood is also fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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