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Lot 5: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Lot 5: Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1385
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 7
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1887 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail on top of the receiver and dust cover with gripping serrations at the rear. The standard two-line address/King's patent marking is on the top barrel flat along with the caliber marking. The upper tang is marked with the model designation and the lower tang has the serial number. 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.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% of the original blue finish, 50% of the original age-darkened case colors, and a 60% of the original niter blue on the loading gate with the balance a mix of brown and grey patinas with some scattered patches of light pitting. The wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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