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Winchester 1873

Approximately 750,000 Winchester Model 1873 guns were manufactured, starting in 1873. They were introduced alongside Winchester's new .44-40 caliber ammunition. This new centerfire round was more powerful than Winchester's earlier .44 rimfire round. As a result, the brass frame of the Model 1866 was upgraded to a stronger steel frame. The '73 was available in a rifle, carbine or musket configuration. Dozens of variations were available, which makes the Winchester '73 a fun gun to collect. The production is broken into three main categories: first, second and third model. Of the three models, production of the Third Model greatly outnumbers First and Second Models. One thing that makes collecting Winchester guns interesting is that variations tend to be introduced over a transitional period, rather than at a specific start and stop date. The way to identify the various models relates to how the dustcover is attached, and the arrangement of screws behind the trigger. The earliest Winchester '73's had no caliber marking, because initially they all used .44-40 ammo, also known as .44 WCF. As other calibers were introduced later, it became necessary to mark the caliber on all guns. The 73 rifle was eventually available in .44, .38 and .32 calibers. A few were also made in .22 caliber, however, the mechanism of the Model 1890 Winchester proved to be more reliable for handling the small .22 caliber rounds.

W733 WINCHESTER 73 MUSKET

Item # W733

W733  WINCHESTER 73 MUSKET Cal 44-40. Nicely figured wood in good condition with orig varnish and a couple of light handling mars. Gun has 98% bright blue as well vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Nice gun!

Antique  $ 7,500.

W759 WINCHESTER MODEL 73 MUSKET

Item # W759

W759  WINCHESTER MODEL 73 MUSKET Cal 44-40. Wood in excellent condition with musket style buttplate which retains nearly all vivid case color. Hammer and lever also retain nearly all case colors. Correct sling swivels. Bbl and mag retain about 99% bright blue. Receiver has a little flaking on one side but still retains about 80% bright blue on that side and 95% on the other. Excellent inside and out.

Antique  $ 5,500.

W586 WINCHESTER MODEL 73 SRC

Item # W586

W586  WINCHESTER MODEL 73 SRC Cal 44-40. Orig sights include a 1873 marked carbine rear sight. Dark bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood is VG+ with just a few light handling mars and is complete with a carbine style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain a fair amount of blue turning plum/brown. Receiver shows some blue as well turning brown. Complete with correct saddle ring and dust cover.

Antique  $ 2,275 sale pending.

W1472 WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE ENGRAVED LIKE A 1 OF 1,000 PRESENTATION RIFLE

Item # W1472

W1472  WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE ENGRAVED LIKE A 1 OF 1,000 PRESENTATION RIFLE 26" full oct bbl. Features engraving like a 1 of 1,000 with platinum bbl bands front and rear. Beeches combination folding globe sight and a folding rear 1873 marked sight. Full length mag tube. Fancy deluxe pistol grip wood retains most orig high gloss lacquer finish. Nice checkering. Rifle style butt plate. Engraved on the receiver is "G Loomis San Fransisco". Loomis was the first President of the Pacific Coast Oil Company which later became Chevron Texaco. This gun also features a single set trigger. Mechanics are excellent. Nice tight and crisp with correct dust cover. Bbl and mag retain 50-60% blue starting to tone. Receiver has about 25% case colors turning dim. Clean little gun complete with Cody Research Form.

Antique  $ 37,500.

W639 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W639

W639  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Cal 44-40. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. VG+ bore. Wood is sound and solid with a couple pieces missing on one side and a repaired crack on the other. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag have traces of blue. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Receiver is mostly a grey/brown with traces of blue. Good functioning action. Complete with orig dust cover.

Antique  $ 2,275.

W582 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W582

W582  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Cal 38-40. 24" found bbl with full length mag tube. Orig sights Shootable bore. Wood is VG+ with a considerable amount of orig varnish. Rifle style buttplate. Metal is smooth with 10% orig blue in protected areas with the balance having turned a pleasing plum/brown color. Clean little gun.

Antique  $ 2,175 .

W668 73 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W668

W668  73 WINCHESTER RIFLE Cal 32-20. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. VG shootable bore. Wood has been lightly cleaned and is slightly undersized at the tangs. Some light oil soaking at the buttplate. Metal is mostly a plum/brown color. Sharp corners. Good markings. Orig dust cover. A decent old gun.

Antique  $ 1,375 .

W754 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W754

W754  WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Cal 22. This gun features a 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube, orig sights, wood in excellent condition with most orig varnish and a rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is near excellent with about 75% orig blue starting to tone. Plum patina in areas. Excellent markings. Crisp tight action. Orig dust cover. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 7,500.

W728 73 WINCHESTER IN SCARCE CALIBER 22 SHORT

Item # W728

W728  73 WINCHESTER IN SCARCE CALIBER 22 SHORT 24" oct bbl with full length mag tube. Shiny bore with thin rifling. Blade front sight, tang rear sight. Wood has a light coat of varnish added. No splits or cracks. Looks good with rifle style buttplate. Receiver retains about 75% of orig fairly bright blue with numerous tiny nicks all over. Don't know how that happened. Bbl and mag retain about 20% orig blue with some cleaning done where they may have removed some roughness. Fine markings. A nice gun in a scarce caliber.

Antique  $ 4,275.

W675 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 CARBINE

Item # W675

W675  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 CARBINE Cal 38-40. Orig front sight and a period rear sight with the ladder broken off of it. Metal is generally VG with an aged patina color. Good markings and no pitting to speak of. Wood has some triangular brass tacks installed giving it the appearance of an Indian gun. Quite decorative and gives it eye appeal. Wood is VG+ with a carbine style buttplate. Nice functioning action. Complete with orig sling swivels.

Antique  $ 2,375.

W554 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN RARE 38-40 CALIBER

Item # W554

W554  WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN RARE 38-40 CALIBER Orig sights. VG shootable bore. Wood includes a rifle style buttplate. I pulled the stock and there is an assembly number on the buttplate, inside the lower tang and on the wood. All numbers matching. Metal is smooth and clean with VG traces of blue turning a plum/brown. Orig and complete with correct dust cover and saddle ring.

Antique  $ 2,500 sale pending.

W599 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC

Item # W599

W599  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC Cal 44-40. Orig sights include the folding ladder rear sight with the ladder broken off and having just the one flip up sight like a lot of them do. Wood is VG condition with some oil soaking. Sound and solid and looks good. Overall metal is VG with traces of blue showing in protected areas. Gun is plum/brown patina overall with sharp corners and good markings. Very nice looking gun that is untouched.

Antique  $ 2,750.

W762 73 WINCHESTER IN SCARCE CALIBER 38-40

Item # W762

W762  73 WINCHESTER IN SCARCE CALIBER 38-40 Nice clean little gun with orig sights. Shootable bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood is solid with a carbine buttplate. Overall metal has traces of orig finish that has mostly turned a plum/brown. Sharp corners and nice markings. Orig saddle ring and correct sliding dust cover.

Antique  $ 2,650.

W594 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC

Item # W594

W594  WINCHESTER 1873 SRC Cal 44-40. Wood has been lightly cleaned but looks good with just some minor loss at the toe. Orig sights. Correct dust cover. Orig saddle ring. Overall metal has had some cleaning on the front half of the bbl. Retains about 10-15% blue on the receiver. Balance is a plum/brown patina color. Crisp tight action. A decent carbine!

Antique  $ 2,675.

W576 WINCHESTER 1873 THIRD MODEL RIFLE

Item # W576

W576  WINCHESTER 1873 THIRD MODEL RIFLE Cal 44-40. 24" oct bbl with a full length mag tube. Orig sights and dust cover. Wood has a few mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is a plum/brown color with traces of blue in protected areas. Nice functioning action. Gun is untouched and orig. Should make a good shooter.

Antique  $ 2,275.

W569 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE

Item # W569

W569  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE Cal 38-40. 24" oct bbl and scarce button mag. Orig sights. Fine bore. Pistol grip checkered Dlx Walnut stocks retains a considerable amount of orig varnish. A few light dings. No splits or cracks. Complete with a rifle style buttplate. Metal has turned a plum/brown. Clean sharp corners and excellent markings. Receiver has a nickely appearance of case colors. Some colors in protected area. Nice clean little gun complete with orig dust cover and Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 8,775.

W805 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN 38 WCF

Item # W805

W805 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN 38 WCF 38 WCF cal. Standard configuration 1873 carbine with 20 inch barrel and carbine butt. All metal appears to be an artificial aged patina. Bore is bright and shiny. Wood has been lightly sanded and has a coat of oil applied. Some chips around the bottom tang and a little shy around the upper tang. Original sights include a post front and ladder rear. Action needs some adjustment, as the safety notch doesn't work. A decent looking Winchester carbine from 1888 for not a lot of money.

Antique  $ 2,975.

W936 SPECIAL ORDER RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W936

W936 SPECIAL ORDER RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE 44 WCF cal. Rare special order 26 inch barrel with full mag and rifle butt. Excellent condition as refinished. Bright shiny bore. Crisp action. Nice case colors. Wood is as new. A great looking 1884 made Winchester 1873 rifle at a fraction of the cost of what this would be if it were all original!

Antique  $ 11,500.

W928 FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W928

W928 FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE 44 WCF caliber. 24" octagon bbl. with full mag and crescent butt. Beech’s combination front sight with standard rear sight. Receiver is engraved with a scroll/floral motif and has vignette of a running deer on left side plate. Elevator has a small scroll motif. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray patina overall. Receiver has a dark brown patina. Bore is not so good. Dark with light rifling. Set trigger does not work. Hammer does not stay on half cock. Trigger needs repair to make it work properly. The checkering on the wood is visible, but very worn. XXX wood is dark brown and very sun-dried and checked. Also a little shy at the wrist area. A Deluxe Winchester made in 1882 that saw a lot of hard use on the frontier. This one didn't sit in a closet, it got used!

Antique  $ 11,500.

W937 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W937

W937 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 44 WCF caliber 2nd Model 1873. The whole gun has been cleaned and only has traces of original blue in the protected areas. The rifle's special order features include a 26 inch round barrel and a shotgun butt. Bore is good with strong rifling and moderate pitting throughout. Forearm has a crack on each side in front of the receiver. Otherwise wood is sound. Action is crisp, and with the good bore, this would be a good shooter for cowboy reenactment shooting, or just all around fun. Still collectable with the rare features. An early gun made in 1882. Includes factory letter.

Antique  $ 3,275.

W933 FINE 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN 32 WCF

Item # W933

W933 FINE 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN 32 WCF Very good looking 3rd Model 1873 with lots of original blue on the receiver and forend cap. Barrel and mag tube are dull blue fading into plum brown. Bore is good with strong rifling. May even be better with a good cleaning. Hammer still has ample case color remaining. Lever has some color in the protected areas. Buttplate has silvered out. Wood is VG, still being proud to the metal and most varnish remains except at the carry point at the rear of the forearm. Original sights. Crisp action. A very fine example of a .32 caliber 1873 rifle in all original condition. Made in 1888.

Antique  $ 5,975.

W935 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W935

W935  2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 50k serial range. Cal 44. 24" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Strong bbl blue. Mag tube has an aged color. Good finish on the receiver which shows aging and wear which it should. Smooth metal. Remnants of case color on lever and hammer. Good overall condition on the wood. Good fitting with just a sliver missing along the bottom tang. Barely visible. Forearm has a couple of dings and a chip missing off the left side of the cap. Strong rifling with some roughness in the bore. May clean up. 1st and 2nd model Winchesters are becoming harder to find.

Antique  $ 5,500.

W929 VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SRC WITH SABER BAYONET

Item # W929

W929 VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SRC WITH SABER BAYONET .44 WCF 1st Model 1873 SRC with 19-1/4" round barrel, nearly full length mag tube. The front magazine/bbl band has a saber bayonet lug on the right side. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet for this carbine that is 24-3/4″ overall length with 20″ Yaghtagn blade and 1-pc cast brass handle that has eagle head pommel and integral handguard. Scabbard is leather covered with brass throat & tip. Bayonet blade is marked on the left ricasso with a crown/”C” and right ricasso a “B”. The barrel, mag tube and receiver are all a grey/brown patina with traces of original blue in the protected areas. The bore is pretty rough with pitting throughout. The lever has some droop as well. Original sights, dust cover and saddle ring. Wood is sound with some shrinkage and the usual amount of wear. The left sideplate is marked “VERNEY & COBERT 21 PERU BUENOS AIRES”. Also comes with a copy of a Cody Firearm’s Museum letter which identifies this carbine with saber bayonet, received in warehouse Nov 13, 1876 and shipped next day with 5 other arms to order number 7570. Also copies of a page from Winchester’s New Model of 1873: A Tribute, Gordon which pictures this exact carbine & bayonet, identified by SN. Obviously part of a shipment to Argentina. It is unknown how many of these carbines were manufactured, but very few have ever surfaced. Even in this condition, this is still a very rare Winchester SRC with the saber bayonet that letters! Something that you just don't see everyday.

Antique  $ 9,500.

W934 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC WITH BAYONET

Item # W934

W934 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC WITH BAYONET .44 WCF Standard Second Model 1873 SRC with the very rare half magazine! Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet that has 18-1/2″ tapered triangle blade and is finished bright. This bayonet will fit this carbine but will not fit a standard carbine. These carbines were mostly sold into South America. 20" round barrel that is mostly a brown patina with a VG bore. Receiver has smooth metal with a mostly plum/brown color to it. Original sights, saddle ring and dust cover. Crisp action. Wood is in good shape having been freshened a long time ago. Also included is a 3 piece cleaning rod in the butt stock. A very hard to find half mag SRC complete with socket bayonet and cleaning rod! This collectable Winchester was made in 1881. You just might need this one to complete your carbine collection.

Antique  $ 7,500.

W931 RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SRC WITH NICKEL FINISH

Item # W931

W931 RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SRC WITH NICKEL FINISH 44 WCF caliber. Standard configuration 1st Model carbine with 20" barrel and full magazine. About 80% nickel on barrel and mag tube remaining. Receiver and lever have about 60%. The hammer has a dark patina and the buttplate still has a little nickel left. Bore has some shine to it with good rifling and moderate pitting. Mechanics are fine. The wood has been freshened and on the right side of buttstock has beautifully incised carved, intertwined initials “MB” with 4 sets of quotation marks. These initials might stand for Mario Bianchi, who was a New Mexico lawman. This is an interesting old Winchester from 1876.

Antique  $ 10,750 sale pending.

W508 VERY NICE WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W508

W508 VERY NICE WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 24" round bbl in 38 cal. Full length mag and crescent butt. Shines in the department of nice receiver blue. Pretty much all original blue remains with light wear and aging. Color is still a nice brilliant blue. Bbl also has most blue remaining with the right side a bit better than the left. There is a wear mark on the left side in front of the forearm cap. Nice markings. Original rear sight and a hunter's style blade front. VG+ bore. Nice action. Good overall condition wood.

Antique  $ 3,975.

W468 CASE COLORED 1873 WINCHESTER

Item # W468

W468  CASE COLORED 1873 WINCHESTER A special order gun in 38 cal with oct bbl, half mag and case hardened all verified by a Winchester Letter. Gun has an aging blue on the bbl. Metal is smooth with good markings. Case colored receiver has dimmed with some case colors still visible. Good cond bore with light roughness. Good action. Wood is extra figure which we see on special order guns. Not dlx wood but a very pretty piece. Has been lightly freshened. Comes with Winchester Letter.

Antique  $ 3,995.

W350 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W350

W350  2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 Standard configuration 38 cal 2nd model with oct bbl, full length mag and standard for 38 cal butt. This is a 69k serial range gun which has the very attractive early correct Winchester short rear sight and German silver front sight. The whole gun is in nice cond with aging blue throughout. Some light pin pricking in areas on the frame and dust cover. Also a bit on the upper and lower tangs. Nice to see a gun like this that no one has messed with. This is just honest aging on a very nice gun. Bore is VG. Somewhat shiny and good rifling with a few light pitts and a little roughness. Very nice action and original dust cover. Wood has aged gracefully with some expected usage marks. There is one light crack coming off the forearm on the right. No missing wood and piece is solid. Winchester sling swivels on this gun.

Antique  $ 3,975.

W456 SPECIAL ORDER 1873 WINCHESTER WITH 30” BARREL

Item # W456

W456 SPECIAL ORDER 1873 WINCHESTER WITH 30” BARREL This is a special order Winchester in .38 WCF caliber with a 30" octagon barrel with full length mag tube. Case hardened frame with set trigger and a little extra figure to the wood stocks and a rifle style butt plate. Adjustable rear tang sight. This was quite a gun when it was new! Today we have traces of case color in the protected areas on the receiver with the rest a silver tone. Traces of color on the hammer and lever too. Barrel and mag tube are a brownish patina with original blue in the protected areas. Bore still has shine and good rifling with light scattered roughness. The action and markings are crisp. Wood is good with some oil staining and a few old scattered mars. This is an 1891 mfd. Winchester. Long barreled '73's are really cool!

Antique  $ 4,750.

W466 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE WITH 22” BARREL IN 38 WCF

Item # W466

W466 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE WITH 22” BARREL IN 38 WCF Rare Winchester Model 1873 in 38 WCF caliber with a 22" round barrel and full length magazine tube. This rifle also has the shorter length forearm that is correct with the shorter than standard length barrel. The receiver still has considerable original blue remaining with the rest a plum coloration. Barrel and mag tube are a dark blue/plum color. Bore is good with a couple of pits. Crisp action. Good fitting wood. Stock has a couple of "achievement" marks on the comb as well as the usual dings scratches and mars that you would get from carrying this rifle for over 130 years. The gun has good eye appeal, and is in a rare caliber and configuration. This Winchester was made in 1884.

Antique  $ 4,875.

W13 RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W13

W13  RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE Rare 73 rifle with a 22" oct bbl and rifle butt. This is a 2nd model in 38 cal and they nearly always had a standard shotgun butt. This one is equipped with a crescent rifle butt. Serial range is 60k. This rifle shows it's age but has aged gracefully with mostly a turning patina. Some pin pricking on the metal. A couple of spots of light pitting. This is equipped with the early Winchester rear sight and standard German silver front sight. Bore is good but not great. Overall wood cond is good to VG. A light chip missing on the upper tang. A couple other dings and minor losses. Firing pin is broken. This gun is old and looks old but does have decent eye appeal. If you want a rare 73 to add to your collection this would be a good one to have. Comes with a Research Form.

Antique  $ 2,650 .

W326 WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET

Item # W326

W326  WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET 44 cal. Standard configuration musket with 30" bbl and a near excellent bore! Nearly all bbl blue remains. There is some freckling and light corrosion scattered throughout the top of the bbl and a spot on the left side of the receiver. This evidently was wrapped in a blanket or in a gun case and got damp at one time. The rest of the blue is quite nice with the exception of the right side in front of the loading gate where it is a brown color. Very nice case colors on the lever and hammer. Wood is also exceptional being nice fitting and just a few handling marks. Original musket sights. Comes with original 5-piece cleaning rod in the buttstock.

Antique  $ 4,875.

W351 44 CAL WINCHESTER 1873 SRC

Item # W351

W351 44 CAL WINCHESTER 1873 SRC The caliber that everyone wants, 44-40. This gun has seen quite a bit of Western use. Mostly a grey/brown color on the metal. Dings and scratches, pitting on the bbl. The bbl address is very readable. Receiver has relatively smooth metal with a medium brown patina on it. The dust cover rail has been cut. For use of another sight? If they did use it for this, they would have to take the dust cover off. Three leaf flip sight on the bbl. Bore is about what a person would expect, decent rifling, roughness pretty much throughout. A couple spots of pitting. Overall good bore. Wood blends together as being about the same condition as the rest of the gun. Typical light crack coming off the forearm wood, dings, gouges, scratches etc but fit is pretty good. Old gun has seen some use but its still a good old Winchester.

Antique  $ 3,500.

W333 GOOD LOOKING WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER

Item # W333

W333  GOOD LOOKING WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER Pretty good condition to this 44 caliber rifle with nice receiver blue. Especially on the left side with about 60% aging blue. The right hand side is not too far behind. A little more brown color to the side plate but otherwise pretty nice blue. Some oxidation and light pitting on the upper part of the frame and on the dust cover. Bbl is mostly an aged brown with some blue in protected areas. Some light freckling. This has a 24" round bbl with good to very good bore. Equipped with full length magazine and crescent buttplate. Buttstock fit and condition is very good. The forearm likewise, does not have the crack seen on most of these. All in all a good honest 1873 with the big advantage of being a 44 cal.

Antique  $ 4,175.

W354 SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 WITH 28 INCH BBL

Item # W354

W354 SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 WITH 28 INCH BBL The good news is as stated, it has the scarce longer bbl, but the bad news being the bore isn't too good. Will need a lot of cleaning. Caliber 32WCF. Quite a bit of wear to the finish on the bbl being mostly light brown grey with a mix in of blue. Pretty much the same on the receiver. Good honest antique color to it. Standard front and rear sights, sight elevator on the rear is a replacement. Wood is pretty good on the gun, fit to the frame is very acceptable. One oddity to the stock is a six sided star embedded into the right hand side of the stock and on it is patent January 17, 1878. They did a nice job of the in-letting, what it means ??

Antique  $ 2,975.

W1204 WINCHESTER 1873 22 CALIBER

Item # W1204 -26-25

W1204  WINCHESTER 1873 22 CALIBER Cal 22 long. This rifle has a oct bbl and crescent butt. Very nice metal with an antique plum color. Light freking on parts of the bbl. Even color throughout. Bore is a bit dirty but should clean up. Wood is VG+ cond. Nice fitting. A few light handling marks and that is about it. A fine example of a scarce gun.

Antique  $ 4,500.

W502 FACTORY ENGRAVED 28 INCH WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W502

W502 FACTORY ENGRAVED 28 INCH WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Special order Winchester Model 1873 with $3.50 Factory Engraving, Casehardened, Slings, Deluxe checkered straight grip stock, set trigger and an extra length 28" barrel. This was quite a gun when it was new! Second Model 1873 made in 1879. Original sights include a gold globe combination front and an adjustable sporting rear. Wood is in good shape with worn checkering and a little shrinkage to the forearm. Barrel has some original blue showing through the plum/brown. Bore has deep rifling, with light roughness throughout. There is a little lite pitting on top of the dust cover and frame. Action works, set trigger does not. Maybe just needs a little adjustment. Your chance to have a special order deluxe gun for that has been used and still has eye appeal today.

Antique  $ 24,500.

W504 RARE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET

Item # W504

W504 RARE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET This is an early 1st Model Musket made in 1876 with standard 30 inch barrel and 3 barrel bands. Only about 500 of these were mfg. Not only is it rare, it is in fine condition with most original receiver blue remaining. All barrel blue is present with slight thinning. Traces of case color remain on the hammer and lever, butt plate is mostly silvered out. Bore has good shine with deep rifling and just a few light pits. Wood is good on forearm with just the usual small dings that you would expect to see on a 140 year old gun. Stock is good with a little figure showing on the left side. There is a small hair line crack coming off the upper tang next to the screw. This musket appears to have been made from a carbine frame with the saddle ring holes plugged with screws. This musket has been over seas judging from the British proof marks on the barrel and frame. Over all this is a very fine rare old Winchester for the collectors looking to fill a hole in their collection.

Antique  $ 13,750.

W505 HIGH CONDITION 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W505

W505 HIGH CONDITION 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 Standard configuration 24 inch round barrel rifle with full mag tube nd rifle butt. Most original thinning blue on barrel and magazine tube. Lots of blue on the frame including the thumb print dust cover. The lever and hammer have bright case colors, as well as the butt plate. Bore is bright and shiny as you would expect on a rifle of this condition. Wood is solid with no cracks and fits real nice too. 44WCF caliber, crisp action and original early sights. The pictures will show how good this honest old Winchester looks. If you are looking for a nice early 1873 to complete your collection, this might be the one for you!

Antique  $ 15,500.

W501 RAISED THUMB PRINT WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W501

W501 RAISED THUMB PRINT WINCHESTER 1873 This is a second year production standard configuration 24" round barrel full length magazine and rifle style butt. 44WCF caliber. A fair amount of original blue on the receiver. Barrel and mag tube are a thinning plum color with blue in the protected areas. Original early sights. Traces of color remain on the hammer and lever, butt plate is a silver color. Wood is sound and solid with no cracks. This is an honest looking early Winchester.

Antique  $ 12,750 Sale prnding.

W436 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN .44WCF

Item # W436

W436 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN .44WCF The Cowboy Action gun everyone is looking for! This is an 1890 mfd. Winchester 1873 SRC in the desirable .44WCF caliber. The gun is mostly a brown color patina. The wood has a few dings and battle scars. Still solid and no cracks. Action is good. Bore is a little rough, but has good riling. There appears to be a ring in the barrel too. This would look good on the wall, take it out and shoot it if you want to take part in some Cowboy and Indian reenactments.

Antique  $ 3,500.

W382 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W382

W382  WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 24" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. Bbl has a pleasing antique brown patina with orig sights and a VG bore. Mag tube also has a nice aged color. Receiver has quite a bit of blue. Beginning to age with a nice look. Equipped with a Lyman tang sight. Nice fitting wood with just the right amount of age. This is 1873 that has not been messed with.

Antique  $ 3,975.

W264 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W264

W264  WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Special order features include oct bbl and button mag. There is quite a rare sight which I haven't seen very often. It is a non-flipping brass globe front sight with post. Rear sight is standard and there is a Marble tang sight. Cal 38. A somewhat early 73 in the 190k serial range. This is a good looking gun that shows it's age but was well cared for. There is a blue/brown color on the bbl. The receiver is mostly a pleasing brown with blue peeking out in protected areas. Wood is nice fitting but has a large gouge on the right side in the comb area. A coat of some sort of old style shellac was added years ago. Forearm is nice with no cracks or losses. Good to VG bore with strong rifling and light roughness. Nice action. Original dust cover.

Antique  $ 3,975.

8713 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 MUSKET

Item # 8713

8713  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 MUSKET Overall gun is in exc cond with 75% bright blue on bbl, the balance having flaked; most all the blue remains on the mag tube, vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Exc wood with a few light handling mars. Nice, clean, sharp little gun that has been used very little; the loss of blue is just simply due to flaking.

Antique  $ 4,975 .

W263 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873

Item # W263

W263 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 .38 WCF Caliber. Standard configuration rifle with the scarce special order 26 " octagon barrel. Full magazine. Crescent buttplate. Bright shiny bore. 95+% original blue on the barrel and mag tube. Receiver and side plates retain about 80-85% strong original blue. Brighter on the left side, and duller on the right. Hammer and lever have visible case colors. Wood is in good shape with most original finish, with a few spots on the left side. Nice crisp action. A great looking Model 1873 with the bonus of a rare feature too!

Antique  $ 7,750.

W277 VERY HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER

Item # W277

W277  VERY HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER This 44 cal 73 has a standard 24" round bbl which is in exceptional condition with nearly all orig blue. Just a couple of light spots. Has the 3-leaf express sight. Inside the bore is absolutely wonderful! Bright and shiny. 9.8 out of 10! Also has full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. A somewhat early gun being under 200k. It has the deep rich factory blue on the receiver with some aged serration lines that look very nice. Blue is at 90%+ and it is that lustrous blue. Very attractive. Wood condition is also exceptional. Case colors on hammer and lever. Nice aging to the dust cover. A very good collectible 1873!!

Antique  $ 9,500.

W302 DELUXE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W302

W302 DELUXE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 .44 WCF caliber 28 inch octagon barrel with a button mag. 7k serial number. Extra figure wood is dark but good fitting with freshened checkering. Receiver is a dark brown plum with case colors showing through in spots. Barrel is mostly plum colored with blue showing through. Bore is nice and shiny. Set Trigger works, but is missing the screw. A neat configuration 1st Model Deluxe with a lower serial number.

Antique  $ 16,500.

W300 WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE 2ND MODEL RIFLE

Item # W300

W300 WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE 2ND MODEL RIFLE .44 WCF caliber, 26 inch half octagon barrel with a shiny bore. Case colors are still present on frame, hammer and lever. Barrel retains most of the original blue that is thinning and turning plum. Fancy walnut stock is good with some light freshening long ago. Not a bad example of a 2nd Model Deluxe Winchester.

Antique  $ 18,750.

W265 WINCHESTER 1873 IN 32 CAL

Item # W265

W265 WINCHESTER 1873 IN 32 CAL 24 inch octagon barrel with half mag and a rifle style butt. Good fitting wood with no cracks. Rifle has about 75% toning blue on the right side, and 50% on the left side. Barrel blue pretty much matches the receiver. Traces of case colors on the lever. Nice shiny bore. 32 WCF caliber. Gun was made in 1882. A decent example of an early Winchester.

Antique  $ 4,100.

W208 VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W208

W208  VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE A 14" oct bbl in 44 cal. As with most short rifles or trappers, this one has seen some use. The receiver is a pleasing chocolate brown color with old pitting that is in-bedded into the finish. That part actually looks pretty good. The dust cover is missing. A lot of wear to the bbl. The edges of the octagons are even rounded somewhat. There is a replacement Marbles rear sight and standard German silver front sight. The mag tube is full length. A newer screw is at the end of the mag tube. There was some work done under the mag tube on the bbl. The hanger is there in the dove tail. This gun does have the correct short forearm wood. Buttstock is a bit rough but I have seen worse. Action works well. Bore is fair to good. The rarity factor certainly applies with this gun. ATF papers included.

Antique  $ 8,500.

W206 EXTREMELY RARE 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W206

W206  EXTREMELY RARE 1873 SHORT RIFLE 14" oct bbl in 44 cal. Has the correct short forearm wood. Gun blends well in condition having a deep brown patina over all of the metal. Wood is also dark and somewhat oil soaked giving it a very nice look. No dust cover. Comes with a Winchester letter and ATF clearance papers.

Antique  $ 12,750.

W207 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 14” SHORT RIFLE

Item # W207-26-55

W207  VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 14” SHORT RIFLE Cal 32. 14" oct bbl which is confirmed with both Winchester and ATF letters. Most short rifles and trappers get used quite hard. This one is probably a bit better than most. All metal is a brown patina with some pitting along the forearm. Orig ladder sight with one ear broken off and missing the slider. Orig German silver front sight. Gun also has a dust cover. The wood is surprisingly a little better than normal. Buttstock is missing a chip on the left side. The usual gouges scratches and dings. Also a couple of letters on the right side that I can't make out what they are. Forearm is the short wood variety and in pretty good shape. One slight hairline crack coming off the front cap and numerous dings and scratches. You aren't buying this gun because it is a beauty queen but because it is very very rare!

Antique  $ 17,500.

W136 WINCHESTER 1873 ATLANTA POLICE RIFLE

Item # W136 -26-52

W136  WINCHESTER 1873 ATLANTA POLICE RIFLE This rifle has all the good stuff; 44 cal, oct bbl, full mag and crescent butt! Then add the novelty of being an Atlanta Police gun. Left hand side plate has "124" and "Atlanta Police" inscribed on it. Things must have been pretty quiet in the Atlanta area in the 1890's as this gun has not seen a lot of use. A nice high condition rifle with most blue remaining and aging some. Very nice on both bbl and receiver. Bore is VG+ and may very well hit excellent with a light cleaning. Orig sights. Dust cover is present. Everything on this gun is nice, tight and solid. Comes with Cody Research Form.

Antique  $ 7,650 .

W179 HIGH CONDITION 1873 WINCHESTER

Item # W179-26-29

W179  HIGH CONDITION 1873 WINCHESTER Oct bbl in 44 cal. Crescent buttplate. All those desirable features that everyone is looking for in an 1873! Nice cond gun with 70% blue on the receiver. Couple of spots lightly cleaned. The bbl also has nice blue with a spot of light cleaning towards the front sight. There is also a couple little dings between the bbl address and the rear sight. This gun has a beautiful bore. Wood matches the cond of the rest of the gun being very nice. A couple of use marks but clean solid nice wood.

Antique  $ 7,500.

W15 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC

Item # W15-26-20

W15  WINCHESTER 1873 SRC Desirable 44 cal. Most finish is an aged brown/grey. Some pitting to the side plate, receiver and bbl. This was a working man's gun and it shows. Has had quite a bit of use. Still functions rather well. Bore is fair to good. Decent rifling, a few spots of pitting and some roughness. Could use a good cleaning. Buttplate is relatively good cond but a bit ill fitting towards the top. Forearm is in relatively good cond. Does have a small crack coming from the front. Bottom tang screw is a replacement. This 73 has that "Old West" look.

Antique  $ 2,875 .

W23 BEAUTIFUL 1873 MUSKET

Item # W23 -26-38

W23  BEAUTIFUL 1873 MUSKET This fine Winchester musket comes in 44 cal. It has hardly seen any use! Bore is near perfect. Nearly all bbl blue remains. A couple very light scratches. Receiver also has nearly all blue. A couple of spots of flaking probably from poor storage. Along the upper edge is a couple spots. The rest of the receiver has the deep blue. Lever and hammer have most case colors remaining. Even the buttplate has visible case colors and the orig cleaning rod in the butt. Wood matches gun cond being exceptional. This gun was a closet queen for decades. If you need a fine 73 musket for your collection this one is for you!

Antique  $ 6,500 .

W06 DELUXE WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W06

W06  DELUXE WINCHESTER 1873 Special order gun with a case colored frame. Some color does remain and the rest has aged to an antique grey patina. Bbl is also special order being half round half octagon. Nearly all blue remains and is aging. A few spots of light freckling. Standard rear sight and flip globe front sight. 32 cal. Being a deluxe it has fancy dlx wood with a checkered pistol grip stock. Wood is in VG cond. Nice fitting. One very small chip out of the left side towards the frame. Some handling marks but no cracks. Forearm is also VG overall. Bore is good to VG with strong rifling. Action is smooth and crisp. Good looking special order Winchester! Comes with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 9,500.

W80 VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W80-26-36

W80  VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE Cal. 38WCF. 24" Rd. barrel with button mag. Shotgun butt. Original sights. Crisp action and a bright shiny bore. Strong blue on barrel and receiver. Some light flaking on left side plate. Strong case colors on the hammer with slightly less colors on the lever. Wood is in great shape and still proud to the metal with no cracks and most original oil finish. Butt plate still has a lot of original blue on it. This fine rifle hasn't seen a lot of use considering it is 133 years old! This gun was not used by the cowboys out on the range. More than likely it stayed out east and was ordered by someone well to do. This would look fine in any Winchester collection.

Antique  $ 8,750.

W71 1873 WINCHESTER WITH LOTS OF “CUSTOM” WORK

Item # W71 -26-37

W71 1873 WINCHESTER WITH LOTS OF “CUSTOM” WORK This old Winchester has seen better days, but long ago someone decided to make some improvements and customize it to a truly unique carbine. Bore is surprisingly good. Barrel has been shortened to 19-1/2". Mag tube has also been shortened. Front sight has a plug in it. Replaced rear sight. Saddle ring has been removed and holes plugged. Wood has been replaced and has a 2 piece stock with checkering. Butt plate bent to form with wood. 38 WCF cal. Light brownish patina. "MISSION INDIAN FEDERATION POLICE" badge nicely fitted in stock. Mission Indian Federation was active from 1919-1965.

Antique  $ 2,100.

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