Antique Long Guns / Rifles
Antique Winchester Model 1873 Rifle
Winchester ’73 in .38-40 Caliber – Made 1887
This antique Winchester model 1873 rifle, .38-40 caliber with a 24” octagon barrel has all standard features as verified by a factory letter (included). The serial number on this ’73 Winchester is 253213B and made in 1887. This antique Winchester rifle is a very good example of a .38-40 considered the “Magnum” of that era as it reached velocities of over 1,000 feet per second.
All parts are original except the front sight is an old period replacement and a reproduction cleaning rod in the butt stock. A tang sight was installed at one time and the original screw holes now have larger screws in them. The rifle is in very good+ condition with about 75% thinning blue on barrel and magazine. The frame still has about 75% bright blue with case colors on hammer and lever turning silver. The butt plate has completely turned to a silver color. All markings are deep and strong. The wood to metal fit is perfect. The wood has normal dings and scratches from use and oil darkened where metal meets wood. The wood is generally very good and the butt stock has about 60% original varnish. Mechanics are good and the bore good.
Clarks Antiques Firearms – Antique Winchester Model 1873 Rifle – Price $5,000.00
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