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Winchester 1873 Model

Winchester ’73 in .44-40 Caliber, Special Order

Made 1881

This Winchester 1873 Model Rifle is a 28″ barrel.  The rifle is a special order 2nd Model with a set trigger. All these features are verified by a factory letter – included. This Winchester ’73 rifle is in fine condition showing some PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION.

All in all it’s a very nice 2nd Model ’73 rifle, with special features, that looks great and is enhanced by the restorations.

Winchester 1873 Model

Winchester Repeater Professional Restorations

The butt stock is a replacement that has been professionally accomplished and matches the forend perfectly. I imagine the forend is also a replacement, but I have not dissembled the gun to confirm. The barrel and magazine tube have about 98% of the bluing remaining and has been freshened up.  In addition, it does not appear to have been sanded or filed. The receiver appears to be original and shows about 70% of the blue with some muted bright blue showing in spots.

Winchester 1873 Model Rifle with 98% blue remaining
Winchester 1873 Model Rifle with 98% blue remaining (2)

The restoration was excellently done and seems to have been centered on matching the rest of the gun to the original receiver. It is 44-40 caliber, marked on the lifter, with a Sporting Rear Sight and a nickel silver Rocky Mountain Front Sight – both available from Winchester. All the markings are good, mechanics are good with the dust cover having a tendency to bind up on cocking – possibly a worn extractor. The bore is rough, showing strong rifling with pitting and a ring about 5” from the muzzle. A reproduction cleaning rod is in the butt trap.

Winchester 1873 Model Rifle Butt Stock
Winchester 1873 Model - Rifle Stamp

Clarks Antiques Firearms – Winchester 1873 Rifle – Price $3,900.00     

Item #1466