Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Rifle

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Rifle
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Estimate: $2500 - 3500
Manufactured in 1893. This is a desirable example of a Third Model 1873 .22 short rifle with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. Blade and adjustable buckhorn sights on a barrel stamped with the address/King's improvement patent dates marking followed by "22 CaL." The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL./SHORT". The rifle has a Marble tang peep sight and a full length magazine. Plain forearm and straight grip stock with steel end cap and crescent buttplate.
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 22 short
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 459667B
Condition: Very good plus. The barrel and magazine retain 25% faded original blue finish and the receiver retains traces of original blue finish in and around the protected areas with the overall balance a smooth brown patina. The lever and buttplate have a mottled brown patina. The wood is also very good with numerous minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.