May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


A Fine Deluxe Case Colored Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle

.44-40 caliber, 24" barrel, S/N 182084A. A fine deluxe 1873 manufactured in 1885 in the desirable .44-40 caliber. 24" round barrel with standard sights. Case colored frame. Beautiful deluxe figured walnut. Checkered butt and fore end. Rifle buttplate. 


Barrel retains much of its original Winchester factory bluing with excellent marks. One area ca 12" from muzzle with extremely minor pitting that has been touched up. Magazine tube with much blue, beginning to brown. Frame retains most of its original color cased hardening, particularly vibrant on the underside. Brass lifter with uncleaned patina. Buttplate with strong cases of original cased colors. Hammer and lever retains much original case colors beginning to darken. Figured walnut butt with most of its original varnish. A few minor marks on right and scattered scratches on left. Checkering with only minor wear. Forend retains much original high polished factory varnish with minor marks. Steel nose cap with good case hardening. Dust cover with almost all of its original bright blue. Bolt retains most of its original bright finish. Action and bore are excellent. A beautiful rifle. Round barreled 1873s are 6 times as rare as octagonal barrels. 

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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