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Third Model "Smoothbore" Winchester Model 1873

.44-40. 24" octagonal barrel length. SN: 355496B. Lever action rifle with a integrated dust cover and adjustable notch and blade sights. Blued metal finish with case hardening to frame and parts. Two piece walnut stock has a plain straight grip and foream with a metal forend cap. Serial number is marked to lower tang, and model name is marked to upper tang. Brass elevator does not appear to have a caliber designation. Barrel is marked with caliber and Winchester address/patent date marks. Bore does not appear to have any rifling. Manufactured in 1890.

Condition:

Poor to fair. Bore is somewhat dark. Finish has thinned heavily to mid-barrel, sides of frame, and sharp edges. Finish also has clusters of scratching and pitting scattered overall. Wood stock has a repair behind forend cap. Wood stock also has scratching and some losses overall. Dust cover does not stay closed. Lever action is limp and lever lock does not engage due to wear, causing lever to hang a quarter of the way down. Forend cap is missing a screw to left side. Lower frame appears to have small amount of red paint splattered to triggerguard area. Wood to metal fit is good, and action is still functional.

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,000
11/17/2021

 

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