LETTER Antique WINCHESTER 1873 Lever Action Rifle
Made in 1890 in .38 WCF with Factory Archive Letter
Here we present an antique Winchester 1873 Third Model Lever Action Rifle, which left the factory in New Haven, Connecticut on September 18, 1890 per the Factory Archive Letter from the Cody Firearms Museum. 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.
This rifle is in .38 WCF with an octagonal barrel.
The overall condition is good. The metal surfaces have a brown finish. The markings are clear. The walnut stock is in very good condition, smooth and sound. The dust cover is absent. The bore has good rifling with a frosted appearance. The action is strong.
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Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .38 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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