VERY RARE 1873 1ST MODEL RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER 32 INCH BARREL AND FACTORY ENGRAVED
Guns International #: 101553166 Seller's Inventory #: W2671
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1873 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever
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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
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
This is only the 2nd one I have encountered that had the factory engraving on the barrel only. It has engraving in several places, up by the muzzle, by the receiver and about midway on each side. The gun is in the 6k serial range. If you had a longer barrel than a standard gun, the barrel retaining ring would be back from the muzzle about 11-12 inches. Looks very unusual but that is how they did it on the 1st models. Shortly after 7 or 8,000 serial number they would start putting in 2 rings like they did on all the other guns. The Factory Letter has all the features listed. This gun has been restored by Turnbull and the work is excellent. The gun retains all of that new blue and vivid case colors. Wood is in excellent condition. Sights include typical Winchester front sight and a large buckhorn rear sight. Barrel markings are very good. Mechanics are excellent. Correct thumbprint dust cover. A very interesting 1876 that looks great. Some aging and it will look even better.
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. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 13,750.
Rifle Caliber: .44-40 Winchester