1st Model Deluxe Winchester 1873 Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:5,000.00 USD Estimated At:8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
1st Model Deluxe Winchester 1873 Rifle
Auction Location:

16600 Aston Street
Irvine, CA
1st Model Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle, #1498, .44-40 cal., 24'' octagon barrel, functioning set trigger, blue barrel and mag tube, case-hardened frame, hammer, lever, buttplate and forend cap; early blue raised thumbprint mortise dustcover, checkered straight walnut stock with early pattern checkering, lower tang with XXX. Correct early sporting front and rear sights. Shipped from the warehouse Sept. 24, 1874, order number 1805, with factory letter. Condition is excellent as restored, retaining approx. 97% vivid correct case-hardened hues. Barrel with 98% correct Winchester blue/black. Hand-checkered replacement stocks are accurately matched to factory XXX wood and show only the slightest scratches and scuffs, with just minor flattening to checks, all done purposely to simulate light wear. Action is crisp, coorect type 5-groove bore is near mint. (Walt Hallstein collection) Est.: $8,000-$12,000.