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2000
Revised: 4/10/2017

Please Note: The lever screw is broken and can easily be repaired or replaced.

SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 22257. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ Henry’s Patent marked bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent rifle brass buttplate with trap, standard for early carbines. Trap contains an orig 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate have last 4 digits of matching SN. Few of these early carbines survive today in orig configuration. They were the gun that won the west. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains thin blue in sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina. Magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue. Receiver & side plates have crisp sharp edges and a wonderful dark caramel patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of pitting. 51379-25 JRL (10,000-17,000) – Lot 2000

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2001

LATE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 20839. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight and 2-position fliprear sight graduated to 500 yards. Top flat of bbl has the Henry & King patent address. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Lever lock is a gunsmith-made replacement. Bottom of stock has an orig factory sling swivel and the forend cap a replacement brass swivel. Receiver has a 1/8″ hole drilled in the top front flats that correspond exactly with the extractor retaining pin. Apparently an early owner had a broken extractor and drilled the holes to accommodate changing the extractor without disassembling the rifle. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with last 3-digits of matching SN. This rifle was produced about 1869. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain an overall dark brown patina with a few scattered spots of pin-prick pitting. Receiver & side plates have been cleaned and polished with lightly rounded edges. Buttstock is missing a large chip by the toe, has a hairline in the right wrist and a repaired large sliver in the left wrist, otherwise wood is sound with an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 51379-3 JRL (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2001

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2002

WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL 1866 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH BRASS CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 114027. Cal. 44 R.F. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Rocky Mountain blade front sight. Sporting rear sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a deep plum brown patina overall with some traces of blue on magazine. Bbl address is light but readable. Sights are good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Gun metal receiver was cleaned long ago with some of the edges slightly rounded and is drifting back to a pleasant mustard yellow patina. Tang mark is sharp and clear. Lower tang screw is broken. Hammer and lever both show deep brown patina. Stocks are very good, full sized with mars and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. There are some white paint stains on the left side from hanging on a wall. Buttplate has also been lightly cleaned and is developing its own mustard yellow patina. Steel forend cap is a deep gray brown patina. A nice example of a 1866 rifle that obviously hung on a wall for many years. 51726-1 TEP (2,750-3,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

FINE NIMSCHKE-STYLE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 113908. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Mounted with nicely figured 1-2 X uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “1679”, an “X” and a “C”. Matching assembly number is also found at top tang channel of buttstock with number “774” inside toe of buttplate. Receiver & buttplate tang are engraved in the style of L.D. Nimschke consisting of the large vignette of a Mexican eagle on the left side and intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on the right side and on both front flats. The raised areas just forward of the side plates are engraved in a braided pattern with 5 pointed stars in the center. There are other 5 pointed stars around the eagle. Engraving extends over top of receiver, top tang and bottom tang with spurious “L.D.N.” initials behind the trigger. Bottom of carrier is engraved in diamond and foliate patterns. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain thin restored finish. Receiver & buttplate show sharp edge wear and a medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with a fine restored finish. Lever & hammer also show a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 51379-2 JRL (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 3RD MODEL LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 37415. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, thinned half-nickel front sight & Henry style 900-yard ladder rear sight with orig base and a reproduction staff. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Buttstock has last 4-digits of matching SN in top tang channel and inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. This rifle was produced in about 1870. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a mottled plummy brown patina with some scattered surface etching. Magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue turning plum with a few scattered spots of pin-prick rust. Receiver shows light to moderate sharp edge wear with a couple of small scratches and retains a even medium mustard patina. Top tang has several small peen marks. Stock is missing a sliver by the top tang otherwise wood is sound with the buttstock showing a very old restored finish and the forearm a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 51379-26 JRL (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2004

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2005
Revised: 4/10/2017

Please Note: Upon closer examination the barrel chamber has plug welded in place. Evidence of a possible weld on exterior of chamber.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND DESIRABLE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 TRAPPER MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 14″ BARREL.

SN 399868. Cal. 44 W.C.F. 14″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Stepped receiver. Saddle ring attached. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Standard carbine sides. 14″ bbl with proper rapid taper. Accompanying this carbine is a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated 8/5/2016 confirming carbine, cal. 44, bbl length 14″, and showing shipment from warehouse on 11/16/1891. Order #15039. Carbines of this type saw extensive use south of the border and are extremely rare especially in this bbl length. 14″ Model 1873 saddle ring carbines are so rare that Jim Gordon was not able to find one to picture in his book, “Winchester Model 1873 A Tribute”. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Carbine has a mottled gray brown patina overall with some heavy pitting, especially on the bbl. The bbl was draw filed long ago to clean rust and all bbl markings have been obliterated. The deep patina shows on top of the file marks. Bbl dimensions are correct for this bbl length. Forearm is 7-5/8″ long which is also correct. Forearm matches the bbl taper. The stepped receiver is also correct for this type of carbine. Carbine sights are good. Ladder sight is marked 1873. Bore is dark with visible rifling. A saddle ring shadow is present over the gray patina. Upper tang mark is legible and sharp. Elevator has been polished and cleaned and is developing new patina with numerous scratches and dents overall. SN is washed out but legible. Dust cover is correct. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned and show numerous handling marks overall under a coat of varnish. Sling swivel mortise is present at bottom of buttstock. This is an opportunity to obtain the rarest of all Winchester Model 1873 Trapper Carbines. 51724-2 TEP (13,000-15,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 1401. Cal. .44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, raised thumbprint dust cover, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and mag tube show a mottle plum/brown patina overall with some roughness towards the muzzle. Sporting sights are very good. Bbl address is sharp and clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a dark plum/brown patina overall with slight traces of blue around the side plates. Elevator is a mustard/brown patina with a few dents. Dust cover is missing front screw preventing proper operation, making action bind. Thumbprint is very good and sharp. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever are smooth brown patina. Stocks are very good, shows signs of light cleaning, buttstock is missing a chip at the rear of top tang. Stocks have minor dents and scratches overall. Buttplate and forend cap are also a smooth plum/brown patina. An opportunity to obtain a hard to find example of an early first model ’73 with a raised thumbprint dust cover. 51379-9 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

SCARCE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 5702. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver is 1st type with mortised dust cover that has impressed thumb-print. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap. Very few 1st model carbines survive today. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall cleaned and gray brown patina with surface discoloration and fine pitting on right side of receiver & side plate. Wood is sound showing an old refinish. Dust cover is missing retraction stud preventing proper operations, making action bind. Otherwise, mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. 51379-4 JRL (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 202102. Cal 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. This model was the first successful repeating .22 cal rifle manufactured in the U.S. There were about 19,500 of them produced 1884-1904. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 60-70% orig blue turning plum. Magazine tube retains about 80% orig blue also turning a little plum. Inside magazine is orig & functional. Receiver & side plates retain about 75% thinning orig blue. Lever & hammer retain traces of orig case colors. Stock has a few minor nicks & dings and retains about 80% orig finish. Forearm shows a hand worn patina. Extractor is missing which precludes the dust cover retracting with the bolt, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 51138-38 JRL (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

EXTREMELY RARE FIRST MODEL FIRST PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 153. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight that has been altered. Rear sight is 1866 style, 2-position flip sight that has had its 500 yd aperture broken off. Receiver is 1st type with mortised raised thumbprint first type dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap. The bbl & carrier are not caliber marked which is standard for these early ’73s. The top tang is also unmarked which is standard. The bottom tang, between the lever latch & tang screw is engraved “Model 1873 / 153”. Early 1873s were so marked until about serial number 350. Early 1873s were fitted with left over 1866 bbls which had rifling that would not stabilize the new more powerful 44-40 bullets. Apparently Winchester received a lot of complaints and redesigned the bbl rifling for better bullet stability. Many of the early ’73s were returned to be re-barreled. It appears that this bbl may be one of those early replacements. Th rifling is 5 lands & grooves and is very deep. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a cleaned silver/brown patina. Receiver & side plates retain 25-30% orig blue, mostly on the side plates with blue turning brown around the staple on the left side. Lever, hammer & buttplate are a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with nicks & dings and retains most of an old restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 51379-13 JRL (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2009

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2010

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL RIFLE.

SN 410729B. Cal. 32WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% blue finish with the balance turning plumb-brown. Sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with clear rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish with the balance turning plumb-brown patina. Dust cover is silver gray patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a slightly washed out cal mark. Hammer and lever show generous traces of case color. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are fine and full sized with some gouges at the right lower tang and a small chip missing at the toe. A nice example of a rnd bbl 73 with alot of finish. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming the features of this rifle. 51367-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2010

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2011

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER 26″ BARREL.

SN 216991B. Cal. 38WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown patina overall with some blue in protected areas. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 10% orig blue and protected areas with the balance turning a gray-brown patina. Traces of fire-blue on the loading gate. Elevator has been slightly cleaned with a clear cal marking. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized with mars and dents, commensurate of the age of the rifle. A very good antique 73 rifle made in 1886 with a special order 26″ bbl. 51422-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2011

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2012

RARE FIRST MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH THREE DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER.

SN 632. Cal. .44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Rifle has rear bbl sight mounted in reverse which is correct for this early model. Dust cover has a 1/2 oval raised thumbprint CONDITION: Good to very good for this model. Bbl and mag tube show a mottled silver/gray patina with erosion overall. Bbl address is legible. Sights are good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver has been cleaned to a silver/gray patina overall with slight traces of blue near left side plate. Metal striations are clearly visible on receiver. Dust cover is correct with raised thumbprint. Hammer and lever are also a silver/gray patina. Stocks are good, slightly undersized, and have been cleaned long ago. Stocks match the condition of the rifle. Buttplate shows considerable erosion and has been cleaned to a silver/gray patina, as in the forend cap. A chance to obtain a first model 73 rifle with all the orig features of a three digit number gun. 51379-14 TEP (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2012

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2013

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 14404. Cal. .44 WCF. 20″ bbl, full mag, saddle ring attached, long oval checkered thumbprint dust cover, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and mag tube show a mottled gray/brown patina overall with some erosion on the right side in front of the forend. Sights are good. Bbl marking is clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is also a mottled gray/brown patina with some erosion on the right side. Elevator is a mustard/brown patina. Hammer and lever are a gray/brown patina. Tang markings are clear. Stocks are good, slightly undersized, and have been cleaned. Buttstock shows erosion around tang and buttplate. Buttplate is gray/brown patina with erosion at heel and toe. Bbl bands are gray/brown patina. A good example of an early first model 73 Winchester carbine from the era when they were issued to the Frontier Battalion of the Texas Rangers. 51379-15 TEP (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2013

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2014

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 2490. Cal. .44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and mag tube show a mottled plum/brown patina overall with some staining toward the muzzle. Sights are good. Bbl mark is sharp and clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a mottled gray/brown patina overall with some roughness and gouges. Dust cover is missing. Hammer and lever are a dark brown patina, lever loop is slightly bent. Elevator has a mustard/brown patina with a few dents. Tang markings are clear but slightly worn. Upper tang has been repaired at the rear screw. Stocks are good but undersized and have been cleaned and refinished probably at the time of the tang repair. Stocks show handling marks overall commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate and forend cap are a mottled silver/gray patina. An opportunity to obtain a colorful Winchester first model ’73 rifle that surely saw service in the Old West. 51379-22 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2014

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2015

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 121117A. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Rare carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight, 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight and Lyman tang sight with large disc. Mounted with 2 X deluxe walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & black fleur-de-lis insert serpentine grip stock that has smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate have matching assembly numbers. Both top & bottom tangs have been repaired. This carbine was produced about 1883 and is somewhat a great rarity. Very few Model 1873 carbines were produced in deluxe configuration. CONDITION: Good, all matching. Bbl, which is an old replacement with double proof marks, retains about 40-50% orig blue with fingerprints of pitting over the forearm area. Magazine tube, also a replacement retains about 95% blue. Receiver, side plates and buttplate are mostly dark metal patina with moderate to heavy pitting on left side of receiver & side plate. Hammer shows strong case colors. Stock has repairs in the wrist and is missing a sliver, the wood shows an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. 51379-24 JRL (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2015

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2016

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 50488. Cal. .44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, second model style receiver with guide rail attached by screw, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt and factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube show a smooth plum/brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Sporting sights are very good. Bbl marking is clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% of the blue finish with the balance drifting to a smooth plum/brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire blue. Elevator is a mustard/brown patina with a few small dents. Hammer and lever are a smooth brown patina with hints of case color. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full sized with some very light cleaning and a coat of old varnish applied. Stocks have minor handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are a smooth plum/brown patina. A very nice example of a second model ’73 rifle in far above average condition with a great bore. 51379-1 TEP (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2016

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2017

SPECIAL ORDER SECOND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 74135. Cal. .44 WCF. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, set trigger, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube shows a smooth plum/brown patina overall with high point wear and a few dents. Bbl address is sharp. Sporting sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is of the second type with dust cover guide rail attached by a screw. Receiver is a plum/brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Hammer and lever are also plum/brown patina with hints of case color. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina. Tang markings are sharp. Set trigger functions. Receiver is of the carbine type with carbine staple holes plugged. Stocks are very good, full sized showing handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver/gray patina as is the forend cap. An opportunity to obtain a rare special order Winchester ’73 rifle with extra length bbl and set trigger. 51379-12 TEP (3,750-4,250) – Lot 2017

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2018

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 60732. Cal. 38 WCF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color receiver. Fancy stocks with shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight. Bbl has been “set back” 1-1/4″ at the receiver. Center of rear-sight mortise is 3-1/8″ in front of receiver. Center of front-sight mortise is 1-1/16″ of muzzle. Center of hanger mortise is 3-3/4″ back from muzzle. Forend has been shortened to 8-3/8″. Receiver is of the second model type with screwed on guide-rail and exposed trigger pin. Plain trigger. Tang has no provision for trigger block safety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Lower tang is marked with assembly no. “886” on left side with “XXX” in front and “S” to rear. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Buttstock shows assembly no. “886” on upper tang mortise, with “S” in front. No assembly no. appears on buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 22, 1988, stating cal 38, rnd bbl, set trigger, fancy stock, case colored receiver, no mention of shotgun buttplate. Showing shipment on August 26, 1880. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plumb-brown patina overall, with a sharp mark. Bbl, magazine tube, and forend have been shortened from breech-end. Possibly to repair a damaged chamber. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of case color near trigger and on inside of frame. Dust cover is a silver-gray color with pits. Loading gate is gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Tang markings are clear. Hammer shows traces of case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, as is lever. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of re-varnished finish with slight handling marks. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and has a repaired crack at rear tang screw. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina with some roughness and high point wear. Forend cap is also a gray-brown patina with some roughness. A nice old Winchester 73′ with some period repairs. 51590-13 TEP (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2018

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2019

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE IN RARE .22 LONG CALIBER.

SN 218484. Cal. .22 Long. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, stepped receiver, blue and case hardened finish, nicely figured checkered pistol grip stocks, with crescent buttplate. Non-factory engraving. CONDITION: Very good. Mechanics: elevator is sticking. Bbl and mag show a smooth plum/brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are clear. Knife blade front sight and sporting rear sight. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver/gray patina overall with slight traces of case color showing. Engraving is nicely accomplished with a single hare on the left side and a pair or hares on the right side, scroll engraving with a punch-dot background is nicely accomplished on both sides of the receiver, behind hammer, at bbl breech and buttplate tang. Stocks are very good, full sized and show nice figure especially on the right side, checkering is nicely accomplished and is somewhat worn smooth with a few small dents, there is a small chip missing at the rear of bottom tang. Stocks have handling marks and scratches overall. Buttplate and forend cap are a smooth silver/gray patina. A very attractive model ’73 Winchester that was engraved long ago. 51379-10 TEP (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2019

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2020

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE IN RARE .32 WCF CALIBER.

SN 484281B. Cal. .32 WCF. 20″ bbl with full mag, stepped receiver with saddle ring attached, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube show an even plum/brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Carbine sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains generous traces of orig blue in protected areas with the balance turning a plum/brown patina. Left side of receiver has a saddle ring shadow. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina with a sharp marking Tang marking are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full sized with some handling marks overall. Buttplate and bbl band are a gray/brown patina. A nice example of a ’73 SRC in a fairly rare cal. 51379-11 TEP (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGER, ONCE THE PROPERTY OF DAVID CARRADINE.

SN 485443B. Cal. .44 WCF. Blue finish with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, half nickel front sight with screw and slightly altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top of bbl has usual Winchester roll marking forward of rear sight and caliber marking over chamber area. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum email which identifies this rifle in caliber 44 with round bbl & set trigger, received into and shipped from the warehouse 12-11-1897 to Order #24902. Also accompanied by a notarized statement dated Aug. 23, 2010, from Robert Carradine, brother of David Carradine, certifying that “This Model ’73 Winchester, serial number 485443B, was acquired by David while we were on location for the filming of ‘The Long Riders’ in 1979. The unusual set-trigger configuration of this rifle was especially intriguing to him.” From the private collection of the late actor, David Carradine. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain an even, smooth, blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Left side of bbl, just below magazine band and on magazine tube, have adjacent dings with magazine tube having been repaired. Receiver retains about 60% thinning orig blue with balance a blue/gray patina. Lever & hammer retain traces of faded case colors. Stock has a short crack back of top tang and a repaired gouge near the toe, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 51393-1 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2021

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2022
Revised: 4/6/2017

Ivory Note due to ivory beads. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meet the standard for sale under ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase.

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH IVORY BEAD BEACH’S COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT.

SN 612388B. Cal. .38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, stepped receiver blue finish straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube show 20% blue in protected areas with the balance blending into a smooth plum/brown patina. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% blue with the balance turning plum/brown, side plates have been cleaned to a gray/brown patina. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina with a slight dent and a clear mark. Hammer and lever are smooth plum/brown patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, and show evidence of light cleaning. Stocks have very few handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are also a smooth gray/brown patina. A nice ’73 rifle with a very good bore. 51379-6 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2022

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2023

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 294476B. Cal. .38 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, stepped receiver with saddle ring attached, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube show a mottled brown patina overall with some high point wear and a trace of blue in protected areas. Carbine sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray/brown patina overall with some scratches and stains and traces of blue under the saddle ring. Elevator is a mustard/brown patina with some mars and scratches that partially obliterate the cal mark. Hammer and lever are also a dark brown patina. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full sized with numerous mars and dents commensurate with the age of the carbine. Buttplate and bbl band are also a mottled brown patina. A nice example of the ’73 carbine with a rare stepped receiver in this cal. 51379-16 TEP (3,000-3,500) – Lot 2023

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2024

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH BEACH’S IVORY BEAD COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT.

SN 206661B. Cal. .22 Short. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, stepped receiver, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and mag tube show a smooth plum/brown patina overall with considerable blue remaining in protected areas. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% bright blue finish drifting into a pleasing plum/brown patina. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina with sharp cal mark. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever are a silver/gray patina with strong hints of case color overall. Dust cover retains 50% orig blue. Stocks are very good, full sized, and retain most of the varnish finish with minuscule handling marks overall. Buttplate retains 20% blue with wear on heel and toe. Forend cap is a plum/brown patina with traces of blue. A very nice example of a Winchester ’73 rifle in a hard to find cal. 51379-20 TEP (2,500-3,500) ESA – Lot 2024

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