Image Lot Price Description


3008
$5,750.00

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, HALF MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 59605. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, half magazine, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Standard sporting front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is of the 2nd Model type with dust cover rail attached with a screw. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873” without finials. Lower tang shows SN behind lower latch. PROVENANCE: The collection of Tim Zissler. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows 80% of the blue finish that is drifting to a plum-brown patina and shows some high point wear, scratches, and a few stains. Bbl address is sharp, sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50-60% of blue finish that is drifting to a plum-brown patina overall with striation marks showing through the blue. All markings are sharp. Dust cover has been cleaned and is a smooth grey-brown patina. Hammer and lever are a grey-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full sized, and have only miniscule handling marks overall. The forend has a small crack on the forward right side. Buttplate is a grey-brown patina with some erosion on heel and toe. Forend cap shows 20% blue with the balance being a grey-brown patina. Mechanics are crisp. An opportunity to obtain a very nice, early Winchester Model 1873 rifle in above average condition. 52471-16 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3008

Have a similar item you want to sell?


Auction: Firearms - October 2017
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.