VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE
Guns International #: 101363328 Seller's Inventory #: W2620
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
Number of Active Listings: 1012
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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
36 inch full octagon barrel. I believe this is the only deluxe I have ever seen with a 36 inch barrel. It looks to be a fine gun. It letters to a "T" with 36 inch barrel, octagon, casehardened, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock and Lyman sights. Includes a folding tang sight, early sporting flat top rear sight and Lyman front sight. The pistol grip checkered deluxe grade wood has a few mars and dings. Some loss of varnish in the grip area. XXX grade wood with a rifle style buttplate. Some wear to the checkering on the forearm but no splits or cracks. Overall metal is very nice with sharp corners and excellent markings. Sometimes people take these long barrel guns apart and raise havoc with the barrel band keeper but this barrel and mag show no signs of abuse. This gun has two retaining rings for the magazine tube. The action case colors have turned a silver color but case color is vivid in protected areas. Correct dust cover and very nice bore. Comes complete with Factory Letter and other information on it. One of a kind gun! I have not seen another. The Winchester 1873 book by Gordon lists only 8 with a 36 inch barrel and only 1 in 32 WCF! A true investment grade gun!
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: $ 35,500.