Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle
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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Short Takedown Rifle

Manufactured in 1884. This is a desirable .22 short chambered example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 takedown rifle (scarce feature) with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, two leaf folding rear sight and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "22 CAL" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT" (traces remain). The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.

Manufucture: Winchester
Model: 1873
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Guage: 22 short
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 159723A

Good. The rifle retains some streaks of faded original blue finish with a smooth crisp dark patina on the balance. An area of minor pitting is present on the magazine. The wood is fair with a long crack and a large chunk of wood missing on the forearm, with some chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.