October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Complete with a Cody factory letter. Manufactured 1874 and shipped on April 18th of that year. 24" round barrel with nickel silver bladed front sporting sight and proper First Model Winchester 1873 elevator adjustable rear sight with checkered sides. Traditional Winchester two line address. Raised thumb print First Nodel dust cover. Two piece oil finished American walnut stocks with crescent butt plate equipped with trap for cleaning rod. The First Model 1873 Winchester has one of the lowest survival rates of all the Winchester line. This four digit serial numbered example is a true survivor. These rifles saw hard use and spent most of their lives outside and unprotected from the elements. CONDITION: Good as found and authentic. The exterior has a very pleasant chocolate patina that is very even with age. The bore has strong rifling with darkness in the lands and grooves. The action functions properly. The wood is good with typical minor dents and bruises however no cracks or material loss is evident. The hammer screw has been period staked to avoid loss and is rather fouled from period use. Butt trap houses a proper four piece Winchester cleaning rod. Truly an honest untouched Winchester. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Cleaning rod in butt
Barrel Length
24"
Caliber/Bore
.44-40
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1873
Paperwork
Cody Letter
Serial Number
1668
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,100.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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