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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Active Listings: 859
Total Listings: 34935
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE
Rare 73 rifle with a 22" oct bbl and rifle butt. This is a 2nd model in 38 cal and they nearly always had a standard shotgun butt. This one is equipped with a crescent rifle butt. Serial range is 60k. This rifle shows it's age but has aged gracefully with mostly a turning patina. Some pin pricking on the metal. A couple of spots of light pitting. This is equipped with the early Winchester rear sight and standard German silver front sight. Bore is good but not great. Overall wood cond is good to VG. A light chip missing on the upper tang. A couple other dings and minor losses. This gun is old and looks old but does have decent eye appeal. If you want a rare 73 to add to your collection this would be a good one to have. Comes with a Research Form.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 125th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.