Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,500.00 - 9,500.00 USD
Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine
Buyer's Premium is 20.5% by credit card, reduced to 18% if payment is made by cash, check or wire transfer. Contact Rock Island Auction Company to complete your registration with the auction house.

Estimate: $7500 - 9500
Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873
This is a very fine example of an 1893 production Model 1873 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine with the distinctive dust cover rail integral to the top of the receiver. It features a fixed front sight and a folding ladder carbine rear sight. The top of the barrel has the standard two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL.". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the serial number is on the lower tang. There is a saddle ring and staple mounted on the left side of the receiver and it is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with an iron carbine buttplate with compartment containing an original three piece cleaning rod.
BBL: 20 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 WCF
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 462177B
Very fine. The carbine retains 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth plum patina. The hammer retains 70% of the original case colors and the lever has a smooth mottled gray patina with flashes of original case colors in the protected areas. The wood is also very fine with a few overall scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.