ANTIQUE Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle
.38 WCF Made in 1890
Here we present an antique Winchester 1873 Third Model Lever Action Rifle, made in 1890 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Model 1873 is one of the most iconic of American rifles. Given the moniker “The Gun that Won the West”, the 1873 was there during the Indian Wars and Range Wars of the late 19th century. Cowboys, Natives, settlers, miners, law enforcement, express companies and hunters all found these rifles and carbines useful tools. These rifles made excellent companions to revolvers at the time as they were chambered for the same ammunition, meaning that the user only had to keep one type to feed both guns. One could easily defend the homestead and provide for his family with this versatile weapon. The 1873 really was the quintessential Western rifle, handily outpacing all the muzzle-loading and Civil War surplus guns that also made their way to the frontier.
The top of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATINGS ARMS NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16 1860”. The rear of the barrel is marked “38 W.C.F.” The tang is marked “MODEL 1873”.
The overall condition is very good. Traces of the original blue finish remain with a gray patina throughout. The markings are clear and legible. The stock is in good shape. The bore is in good condition with strong rifling. The action on this rifle is excellent.
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Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .38 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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