Fine 2nd Model Winchester 1873 Rifle

.44-40, 26" octagonal barrel, S/N 73304 (mfg. ca1881). Blued finish, smooth walnut straight-grip stock with crescent buttplate and smooth forend. Standard markings with extra dovetail cut in the middle of the barrel address which has been filled with a traditional Winchester dovetail plate. Adjustable buckhorn rear sight, dovetailed German silver blade front sight. Butt trap void of cleaning rods. Includes a Winchester factory letter confirming the configuration.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton


Fine. Retains much of the blued finish with thinning, wear and loss, most notably from flaking around the top of the receiver where some light pitting is present as well. Otherwise most loss if from thinning and high edge wear, with some scratches on the receiver. Mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore is about good+ with strong rifling and some scattered pitting. Stock very nice with some finish remaining and scattered handling marks and minor mars.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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