INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL 1873 .44-40 CALIBER 20” OCTAGON BARREL FACTORY SHORT RIFLE WITH HISTORY
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Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1873 - Winchester Rifles - Lever Pre-64
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Company: William T. Goodman
Member Since: 10/16/15
First Name: William
Last Name: Goodman
Country: United States
Phone: (406) 587-3131
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Seller: FFL Dealer
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VERY INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL 1873 .44-40 CALIBER 20” OCTAGON BARREL FACTORY SHORT RIFLE WITH HISTORY, #702XXX, SHIPPED TO G. AMSINCK AND CO., NEW YORK ON JULY 16, 1913. This information is from a call in sheet I received from the Cody Museum. Obviously, a very late manufacture 1873 rifle. A little Google searching turned up information showing the G. Amsinck Co was an importer/exporter. They also seem to have a bit of a checkered past wheeling and dealing for the Germans at the beginning of World War I. Many of these very last 1873s were exported to Latin America and third world destinations where they saw incredibly hard use and abuse. This one shows it must have had a hard but useful life. The metal is a dark, uncleaned patina with good markings. Similarly, the stock and forearm show wear and lots of handling, but both are basically sound. Surprisingly, the dust cover is intact and the action functions fine. Bore is better than would normally be expected for one of these as it has good rifling throughout with only light pitting. Fine brass lifter, original Winchester small blade front sight with three leaf express sight (middle leaf has one “wing” broken off). Correct one inch shorter forearm than on standard 24” barreled rifles. A scarce 1873 short rifle variation with an interesting history! Lots of character.
Model: 1873 FACTORY 20 INCH OCTAGON SHORT RIFLE
Serial Number: 702XXX
Caliber Info: .44-40
Barrels: 20" OCT.