Winchester Third Model 1873 Rifle

.32 caliber, 24" octagonal barrel, S/N 363828B (ca. 1891).  Blued finish with plain forend and grip.  Blade front sight with v-notch elevator rear sight.  Top of barrel marked with one-line Winchester address of King's patent dates.  Caliber marked on left side of barrel forward of receiver.  Model on upper tang accompanied by serial number on lower tang. Bottom of elevator block appears to be marked "J.N. Ginn./Sec 1113.", the origin of the marking is unclear.


Good.  Barrel and frame have a overall smooth plump patina with some very light scratches; brass showing a dull luster.  Stock has some blemishes from age and use but is free of major damage such as cracks and splits.  Stock also appears to have some light paint stains.  Bore fair with some cratering and pitting, rifling is present but worn.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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