Winchester 1873 Late 1ST Model Open Top RARE!
Guns International #: 101472973 Seller's Inventory #: 278xx
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1873 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever
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Seller: Winchester Way
Company: Winchester Way
Member Since: 6/15/16
First Name: Tommy
Country: United States
Phone: (760) 912-3761
Number of Active Listings: 60
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
**** ALL GUNS ORIGINAL AND UNALTERED UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED IF ITEM IS OTHER THAN DESCRIBED IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND LESS SHIPPING AND INSURANCE. PRIOR APPROVAL IS NECESSARY AND ITEM MUST BE RETURNED IN SAME CONDITION AS SHIPPED. FIRING OR DISASSEMBLING VOIDS RETURN PRIVLEDGES
Payment Types Accepted: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Winchester Model of 1873 Sporting Rifle .44-40. The serial number of this example is 278XX placing date of manufacture in 1878-79. This is a late First Model with all the early features, 24 inch Factory Barrel and Single Set Trigger. The early style pinned Trigger, exposed Hammer screw and Lever Latch are all present on this rifle. The Hammer checking, low extractor and Tang Sight are features of most guns in this serial number range. This example is very rare. It was Special Ordered without provisions for a Dust Cover. I can see traces of silver on the Receiver indicating it was Ordered Case Hardened and the "Case Colors" have silvered out. The bore on this mostly patina Barrel is shiny with strong rifling. The bore will rate an 8 on a 1 to 10 scale. The rear sight dovetail has a factory filler and was probably shipped with its Tang Sight. The action is tight and mechanically perfect. This is a very rare First Model a must for the serious 1873 Collector. Please phone Tommy at (760)-912-3761 or E-Mail all questions and concerns. $35.00 shipping. Insurance will be additional.