Scarce Winchester Open-Top Model 1873 Rifle


Scarce Winchester Open-Top Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle, #27441, .44-40 cal., 26'' octagonal barrel, blue finish, walnut stock, set trigger, with standard rear and Rocky Mountain type front sight. Originally shipped from the warehouse May 1, 1878, with factory letter. Condition is very good retaining approx. 40% blue with the balance having toned gray. Additional oversized screw has been added to right sideplate to retain the loading gate. Set trigger needs adjustment as it does not engage properly. Forend with some small losses and one repair along both sides top edge. Buttstock with moderate impressions and showing fractional shrinkage. Trigger pin appears to be a later replacement. With the exception of the set trigger, the action works well in non-set mode; bore is very good. Est.: $6,500-$8,500. (Antique)


February 2018 Auction: Lot #38

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