Image Lot Price Description



3004
$7,475.00

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 “TRAPPERS MODEL” SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 15″ BARREL AND HALF MAGAZINE WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 131591. Cal. 44 WCF. 15″ bbl. Half mag. Full blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel carbine buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of bbl band which is correct. Stud front sight made to mount bayonet and ladder type rear sight. Forend is 7-3/4″ long which is correct. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Saddle ring is attached on side. Upper tang is marked MODEL 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Cal. mark has been polished off elevator. This type of carbine was used by the Rurales during the Porfirio Diaz regime especially in northern Mexico when they were fighting with Yaqui Indians. These carbines had half mags and stud front sights and were shipped with bayonets. These would intimidate the Indians who were not familiar with firearms but were familiar with spears. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment on July 25, 1883 to order #5501. CONDITION: Very good for this model, as these carbines saw heavy use. Bbl shows a somewhat rough dark brown patina with muzzle wear and scratches. Bbl address is legible and still somewhat sharp because it was protected by bbl band. Cal. mark has been polished off. Rear sight is good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Bbl band is plum brown patina. Magazine shows some pitting. Receiver is a mottled grey brown patina overall with dents, scratches and abrasions that would be expected on this type of carbine. There is some pitting on front receiver ring. Side plate and lever screws are replacements. There is a saddle ring shadow present. Tang markings are clear. Lever latch is a replacement. Hammer and lever are a deep brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show numerous handling marks and dents overall. Buttstock has a repair at the wrist. Forestock has a few chips missing. Mechanics are functional. An opportunity to obtain a very desirable Winchester Model 1873 “TRAPPERS MODEL” carbine that definitely saw service south of the border. 52643-2 TEP (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3004

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Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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