#4936 Winchester 1873 OBFMCB standard Sporting Rifle, 32WCF (32/20)
Guns International #: 100446964 Seller's Inventory #: #4936
Category: Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever - Winchester Rifles - Model 1873

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Seller: Tom Burness
Member Since: 3/3/07
First Name: Tom
Last Name: Burness
State: California
Zip: 95604-9151
Country: United States
Phone: (530) 889-9454
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Number of Active Listings: 123
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: Cashiers cheque, money orders, Layaway


Description:
#4936 Winchester 1873 OBFMCB standard Sporting Rifle, 32WCF (32/20) with typically crappy dark bore being about a 3-4 on a scale of 10. Best than can be said is that I can actually see some light when I look through it, but then I've made no attempt at all at cleaning it. Who knows? It may clean enough to be a reasonable shooter (but don't count on it.) Seems most of these 32 and 22caliber Winchester ‘73s generally do have pretty crummy bores because they were usually “kids guns” …and in many cases (most cases!) there were no good cleaning rods available in the early days for those small caliber guns, and kids were not known for taking good care of stuff ...or cleaning their rooms. Consequently, they weren’t cleaned and the highly corrosive black powder would just stay in the bore and eat up the rifling. Manufactured in 1885 (191XXX), this rifle has a decent O/A exterior condition and would be a very good candidate for a reline or perhaps a rebore to a 38Special. It has just a light mottled surface staining on the smooth metal, good address and markings, and has no serious blems aside of bumps and dings around the dust cover. The wood is VG with no mentionable slivers or dents, and fits flush to the metal. All-in-all, a slightly above average 125-year old Winchester with the exception of the rough bore. $1345

Price: $1345

Curio/Relic: Yes
Antique: Yes