Antique WINCHESTER Model 1873 LEVER ACTION Rifle
Made in 1889 Chambered in .38 WCF
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. The 1873 really was the quintessential Western rifle, competing favorably with all the muzzle-loading and surplus military carbines from the American Civil War.
This rifle features a 24-inch octagonal barrel in .38 WCF. The receiver tang is marked “MODEL 1873”. The barrel is marked “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CONN. USA/KINGS IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860”.
The overall condition is very good. A good portion of the original blue finish remains, with the balance having an even brown patina. The markings are clear and legible. The walnut stock is smooth and shows use. The forearm is cracked the entire length of the bottom and the top edges have seen a lot of wear in the distant past. The front and rear sights were replaced at some point. The dust cover is absent. The bore is in good condition, with good rifling. The action is strong. If these old guns could only speak. Here is a nice Winchester for your collection!
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Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .38 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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