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SOLD at 2010 Sep 12 @ 04:23UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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This exceptional Winchester Model 1873 Carbine was manufactured in 1912. This Model 1873 Carbine has the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. A saddle ring is attached to the left side of the receiver. The top of the receiver has the stepped profile found on small caliber Model 1873 rifles and carbines, and .44 WCF carbines after serial number 125,000. The carbine has a round barrel and full-length magazine with two barrel bands. The front sight has a nickel-silver blade mounted in a block behind the upper barrel band. The second pattern rear sight is the standard second type with adjustable folding leaf. The carbine has a buttplate with sliding door and a trap that contains a three-piece steel, jointed, cleaning rod with brass tip and jag. The carbine has a blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. The stock and forearm are straight grain, varnished walnut with a matte finish. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN .CT/ KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29,1866 OCTOBER 16,1860" below the rear sight. The caliber: "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight and just ahead of the receiver. Oval Winchester "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. "44 CAL." is engraved on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The top of the receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1873/-WINCHESTER-/Trade Mark" in three lines. The serial number, "677151 B" is located on the lower receiver tang behind the lever latch.
BBL: 20 inch
Gauge: 44 WCF
Serial Number: 677151B
Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 85% of the original blue finish. The barrel and magazine tube have nearly all the blue finish with some edge flaking on the sides of the upper barrel band. There is scattered finish wear on the sides of the receiver and side plates. The top and bottom of the receiver and the dust cover have nearly all of the original blue finish. Most of the niter blue finish is present on the loading gate. The hammer, loading lever and buttplate have most of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. The bore is in perfect condition. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with nearly all of the original finish and some very minor storage and handling marks concentrated mainly on the right side of the stock wrist. This is an unused, original, example of a Late Production Winchester Model 1873 Carbine in outstanding condition.