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Winchester Model 1873 3rd Type Lever Action Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Winchester Model 1873 3rd Type Lever Action Rifle
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Antique Winchester Model 1873 3rd Type Lever Action Rifle, #221026B, .38 WCF (.38-40) cal., 24.25'' octagonal barrel with buckhorn style sights, is marked with the maker's name, address and King's 1866-60 patent dates in 2 lines on top flat and ''38 W.C.F.'' at breech; steel receiver has brass cartridge lifter and steel hammer, bolt and loop operating lever, is marked ''Model 1873'' enclosed by feathered brackets on top tang and ''221026B'' on lower tang; oil-stained walnut forend has a steel nosecap, matching buttstock with crescent buttplate having a sliding door opening to butt trap containing 4-pc. brass-tipped cleaning rod (rod present). Mfg'd. c. 1886. Condition is very good retaining no original finish to metal but an overall mostly-smooth gunmetal gray-brown patina with sharp edges and markings (pitting along mag tube). Stocks are solid with scattered use marks (mostly to forend) and much original finish. Dustcover is a modern replacement. Action is smooth; bore is clean showing overall etching and defined rifling. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)*