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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.

W331 WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SRC

Item # W331

W331  WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SRC Cal 32 WCF. 20" round bbl, full length mag tube and carbine butt. Sights include a bayonet stud style front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Bbl and mag tube are mostly a brown color with good traces of blue. Receiver is a faded gray with brown freckling . Overall wood is good with numerous handling dings. Missing some wood on both sides of the bottom tang. Saddle ring is present.

Antique  $ 3,875.

W398 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE IN 22 SHORT

Item # W398

W398 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE IN 22 SHORT S/N 4878XX. Oct bbl. Overall metal is clean and smooth with brown coloration and traces of finish in protected areas on the receiver and barrel, nearly all the finish remaining on the magazine tube. Bore is fairly bright with light roughness throughout. Wood has minimal handling marks and fits nicely to the metal with a small crack on the left side of the forearm about an inch long.

Antique  $ 2,395 sale pending.

W1067 WINCHESTER 3RD MOLDEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 26” OCT BBL

Item # W1067

W1067 WINCHESTER 3RD MOLDEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 26” OCT BBL 44 WCF. S/N 158613. Full length mag. Set trigger. Standard front and rear sights. Overall metal surfaces have been cleaned with limited scattered light pitting remaining and appear touched up with cold blue. Bore is fairly bright, has good rifling with some scattered light to moderate pitting. Rifle butt. Wood has been lightly cleaned with all refinish remaining.

Antique  $ 2,375.

W598 WINCHESTER 1873 SECOND MODEL RIFLE

Item # W598

W598 WINCHESTER 1873 SECOND MODEL RIFLE S/N 84,5XX. 24“ round barrel full mag with correct original front and rear sights along with 62B folding tang sight. Overall metal finish is plum brown, side covers have light scratches and some pitting on the right plate. Bore has some pitting scattered here and there throughout. Wood has a number of handling marks, fits nicely with a small crack on the right side of the forearm.

Antique  $ 2,175.

W1069 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1069

W1069 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Entry level 3rd model standard configuration. S/N 309373. Oct Bbl shows a bulge about 5” from the muzzle. Bore is somewhat dark with a ring at the the bulge and light roughness throughout. Original sights with a replacement elavator at the rear. Replacement dust cover fits loosley. Replacement wood fits just okay with numerous handling marks.

Antique  $ 1,175.

W1053A STANDARD WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1053A

W1053A STANDARD WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE S/N 2916XX. Round bbl, full mag in 38 W.C.F. Metal retains about 75% thinning original finish starting to turn plum brown. Very good bore, bright and shiny with good rifling. Original sporting front and rear sights. Wood has been very lightly cleaned and fresh oiled finish.

Antique  $ 3,575.

W1054 WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1054

W1054 WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 RIFLE S/N 102XX. Round Bbl and full length mag have most of an original thinning finish starting to turn plum brown. Very good bore is fairly bright with just some light roughness. Original sporting sights. Receiver is 50+% finish with balance plum brown. Rifle butt. The wood is clean and solid with typical handling marks, forearm shows some wear at the carry point. This is a good honest first model 73.

Antique  $ 8,500.

W1965 STANDARD ROUND BBL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1965

W1965 STANDARD ROUND BBL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 44 WCF Standard configuration 3rd model S/N 135476. Overall metal appears to have been lightly cleaned a long time ago leaving it with a somewhat modeled and freckled gun metal gray appearance and some residual patches of moderate pitting on the right side of the bbl. The bore is about good with scttered light pitting throughtout. There is an extra hole in the upper tang. The wood is in very nice condition with minimal handleing marks. Fits nicely where it meets the metal. The forearm has a coat of finish added.

Antique  $ 2,275.

W1066 WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE

Item # W1066

W1066 WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE S/N 61,8XX. 44-40 cal. Nickeled receiver with about 15-20% nickel remaining, balance of metal deep brown coloration. Rifle butt. Butt-stock is solid with typical handling marks and filled hole from sling swivel mount, forearm has a crack along the front bottom back to the carbine band. Bore is fairly bright with scattered light pitting throughout and good rifling. Non-standard fixed rear sight. Elevator marked with the initials "JRS".

Antique  $ 3,275.

W1068 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W1068

W1068 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE 32 WCF cal. Custom 24 inch tapered half round half octagon barrel. Button mag. with crescent butt. Dark pitted bore. All metal surfaces have been cleaned and have grey color from cold blue. Spots of pitting on receiver. Replacement wood. Small crack on left side of forearm. Front sight has a replacement bone blade and a sporting rear. An affordable shooter.

Antique  $ 1,575.

W1052 WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET WITH BAYONET

Item # W1052

W1052 WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET WITH BAYONET 44 WCF caliber with standard 30 inch barrel with original military sights. 3 band forearm and musket stock with sling swivels. Also has a triangular unmarked bayonet. Great looking musket that like many others appear unissued. Barrel has all original strong blue. Lever, hammer and butt plate have very nice case colors present. Receiver blue has scattered flaking. Original wood finish is in good shape with the usual dents and impressions from storage. Very good bright shiny bore.

Antique  $ 4,995.

W1063 30 INCH BARREL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1063

W1063 30 INCH BARREL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Extra length 30 inch octagon barrel in 32 WCF caliber with a full length mag tube and rifle style butt plate. Also has a set trigger. Bore is shiny with one spot of pitting. All metal has a blue/gray refinish to it. Hammer and lever have beautiful restored case colors. The hammer will not hold at full cock unless the trigger is set. The wood has also been sanded and refinished. Left side of stock has a small crack and the right side has a putty filled chip by the upper tang. Long barreled '73's are getting harder to find.

Antique  $ 2,975.

W1064 WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET

Item # W1064

W1064 WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET Caliber 44 WCF. Standard 30 inch barrel with a real good bore. Barrel is blue/brown color with light pitting near the front barrel band. Receiver has streaks of finish loss. It looks as though some kind of cleaner was spilled on it. Traces of original blue still show through the grey/brown coloration. Wood is good. Action is crisp. Not the prettiest musket but should make a fine shooter or entry level 1873 Musket.

Antique  $ 2,275.

W920 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET

Item # W920

W920 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET Standard 3rd model musket in 44 WCF caliber with 30 inch barrel and outstanding bore. This one is possibly unfired. Strong case colors on the hammer, trigger, lever and butt plate. Just a couple of small spots of pitting on the receiver, otherwise very strong original blue on all metal. Crisp action. Wood is good with light handling marks and most original varnish. Left side of stock has a small piece grafted in. This would make a fine addition to any Winchester collection.

Antique  $ 6,750.

W1061 MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W1061

W1061 MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE 32 WCF caliber rifle in standard configuration with 24 inch octagon barrel and full length mag tube and crescent steel butt plate. Bore is very bright and shiny. Crisp action. Original sights. The receiver and barrel are proof marked indicating the rifle was returned to the factory. Barrel and mag have most original blue remaining. Receiver has good blue in the protected areas with the remainder turning plum/brown. Wood is good fitting with scattered scratches and handling mars. A good looking old Winchester that has been around since 1883.

Antique  $ 2,775.

W1059 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE IN 44 WCF

Item # W1059

W1059 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE IN 44 WCF Standard configuration Winchester 1873 rifle with 24 inch round barrel and full mag with rifle style butt. This is the desirable 44 WCF caliber gun that "Won the West". Receiver has a pleasing plum/brown patina with blue in the protected areas. Barrel and mag tube are a brown/gray color. Bore is a bit dirty with light roughness. Front sight has a small slit cut in the top. No idea what that is for. Crisp action. Good fitting wood with just the usual handling mars. A good looking honest gun form 1888 with plenty of years of life left in it!

Antique  $ 3,275.

W1062 LONG BARRELED WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1062

W1062 LONG BARRELED WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Special order 30 inch octagon barrel chambered in 38 WCF with full length mag tube and rifle style butt. Also has a set trigger. All metal is mostly a plum/brown patina. Original rear sight. Front sight has a replaced blade. Dust cover is a little loose. Bore is about good and would most likely improve with a good cleaning. Wood is smooth and good fitting but is a little shy around the upper tang. There is also a small circle carved into the left side of the stock. Long barreled '73's are getting hard to come by!

Antique  $ 3,100.

W436 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC IN .44WCF

Item # W436-27-39

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.

W1602 1873 WINCHESTER SRC

Item # W1602 -27-37

W1602  1873 WINCHESTER SRC SRCs in 32 cal are somewhat scarce. This is a decent example with an aged patina to the receiver with some blue showing. Bbl and mag tube have even more blue. Nice markings. Wood is VG overall. Nice fitting with no cracks or losses. Forearm is not cracked either which was a common trait of these. Bore is fair to good. Nice slick action.

Antique  $ 4,500.

W685 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC IN SCARCE CALIBER 32-20

Item # W685

W685  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC IN SCARCE CALIBER 32-20 20" carbine bbl and full length mag tube. Original wood has a few gouges in it and a small chip out of the forearm about 1" long. Other than that, it is basically sound and solid with a considerable amount of finish remaining. Complete with correct carbine style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 20% original blue turned plum/brown. Receiver has good traces of blue turning dark. Good markings. Sharp corners. Nice functioning action. Original ladder rear sight and blade replacement coin insert front sight. Correct dust cover and original saddle ring.

Antique  $ 3,250.

W06 DELUXE WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W06-27-28

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.

W1302 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1302 -27-53

W1302  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873  RIFLE Cal 44-40. Features a 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Beeches combination folding front sight and very scarce 7-leaf platinum lined rear sight. A VG shootable bore with well defined rifling. Wood is in good cond with some minor dings and initials on the buttstock. A chunk out of the forearm about 2" long. Rifle style butt plate. Special order sling swivels as well as set trigger. Overall metal in generally good cond is light grey color having possibly been cleaned at one time. Sharp corners. Good markings. Nice functioning action. Complete with orig set trigger and Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 8,750.

W1113 ATLANTA POLICE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873

Item # W1113 -27-67

W1113  ATLANTA POLICE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 44 WCF caliber 24 inch octagon barrel with full magazine. On the side plate is marked " 24 Atlanta Police". There were 125 of these and they were marked so. I haven't seen any in about 20 years and now 2 in the last couple of months. This is a very fine gun which retains about 90% overall bright blue starting to tone slightly. A plum color coming through in areas. Oct bbl and full mag. Orig sights. Crisp tight action. Orig dust cover. Fine bore. Factory sling swivels. Wood has the usual mars and dings yet still retains a considerable amount of orig varnish. A tiny crack at the toe. Rifle style butt plate. Sharp corners. Excellent cond inside and out. Complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 14,500.

W1148 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1148

W1148  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Very scarce 34" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Of all the extra length bbls, the 34" is by far the scarcest. There is more 36" to be found than the 34" bbls. Cal 32. Nice bore. Lyman front sight, buckhorn rear sight and folding tang sight. Wood has some oil soaking but still has a cosiderable amount of orig varnish. Rifle style buttplate. Nice crisp tight action. Original dust cover. Bbl retains about 75% toning blue. Mag tube is more of a plum/brown with traces of blue. Receiver has good traces of blue turning a plum/brown. Complete with a Factory Letter of Authenticity and a nicely functioning set trigger.

Antique  $ 18,500.

W1151 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE

Item # W1151

W1151  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE Very scarce matted bbl. I have only seen a few of these. Cal 38-40. Factory Letter lists the pistol grip and checkered stock. No rear dovetail for sight. Has a folding tang sight. Fairly bright shiny bore with sharp rifling. Nice functioning action. Correct dust cover. Wood is in good condition with just a few light handling mars. Rifle style buttplate. Receiver is a silvery with traces of case color in protected areas. Bbl and mag tube are mostly a gray color. Comes with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 15,500.

W1149 WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE

Item # W1149

W1149  WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE Special order 26" half octagon bbl and button mag. 32 WCF, Orig sights. Nice functioning action. VG bore. Pistol grip checkered wood is in fine condition with a rifle stlyle buttplate. Bbl retains about 75% blue starting to tone somewhat. Case hardened receiver has a considerable amount of case colors remaining, mostly on the side plates. A clean sharp good looking gun. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 14,500.

W1147 73 FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W1147

W1147  73 FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER RIFLE Scarce 30" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Thumbprint dust cover. Correct orig sights. Bright shiny bore. Set triggers. Rifle style buttplate. Looks like the stocks have been lightly cleaned and are just slightly undersized along the tang. A nice job was done. Bbl retains about 90% blue. Mag tube has about 75% blue. Receiver retains about 75% blue that is drifting towards a slight toned color. Crisp tight action. A nice little gun!

Antique  $ 14,500.

W1146 VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 16” SHORT RIFLE

Item # W1146

W1146  VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 16” SHORT RIFLE Cal 44-40. Full length mag tube. Gun was special ordered with a full nickel finish according to the Factory Records. VG+ bore. Wood is very good with rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 95% nickel with some minor flaking. Frame has about 65-70% nickel. There has been some cleaning on the front on one side and the side plate on the other. Nice functioning action. Complete with Factory Letter. Dust cover looks original but has had some abuse and has been dinged up some. A very rare gun.

Antique  $ 12,750 sale pending.

W1140 WINCHESTER 1873 FIRST MODEL FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE

Item # W1140

W1140  WINCHESTER 1873 FIRST MODEL FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE Special order 30" full oct bbl, full length mag tube, orig sights, 3X fancy checkered wood, rifle style buttplate and set trigger. This gun is in the 4400 serial range and it is known that Gustave Young engraved just a 1/2 dozen of the early Model 1873's and this is one of them. Very sparsely done with just 3 areas of scroll engraving on each side and some around the frame and dust cover. Quite delicately done. Bbl and mag is a plum/blue/brown color. Nice markings. Very nice shootable bore that could use a good cleaning. Case hardened frame has turned mostly dark with some silver color. Orig engraved thumbprint dust cover. Nice action. Wood has the 1st model style checkering and has an old gunsmith repair at the wrist area with some inlaid brass. Sound and solid. A small chip missing on the forearm by the receiver. Nice clean gun. I only know of a few of these done by Gustave Young. Comes complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 18,500.

W1141 1873 RIFLE WITH 24” HALF OCTAGON BBL

Item # W1141

W1141  1873 RIFLE WITH 24” HALF OCTAGON BBL Cal 38-40. Half length button mag, orig sights and bright shiny bore with sharp rifling. Wood retains most orig varnish with just a few light handling marks. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is very nice with about 90% bright blue thinning on the receiver bottom and high points. Crisp tight action. Orig dust cover. A fine little gun and comes with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 6,750.

W729 WINCHESTER 1873 WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER

Item # W729

W729  WINCHESTER 1873 WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER Cal 38. 24" bbl, button mag and crescent butt. Sights include Rocky Mountain front sight and buckhorn rear sight with elevator. Bbl has much of the blue remaining with just a few dings on the bottom side. All case hardened parts have a professional restoration and look very good. VG bore. Bright and shiny. Wood is in VG overall conditon with typical handling dings and mars and a high gloss finish. This is a good looking 1873!

Antique  $ 8,500.

W504 RARE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET

Item # W504-27-54

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.

W553 3RD MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W553

W553  3RD MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Cal 38. 24" bbl, dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight missing elevator, correct dust cover and crescent butt. Bbl and mag tube are mostly gray/brown with traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver is a blue/brown color with areas of gray in the worn high points. Caliber marking visible on the brass elevator. Wood is overall good with usual handling mars and dents. Good bore with some scattered roughness. Action is a little sticky. This would be a great entry level 1873.

Antique  $ 1,975.

W80 VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W80-27-45

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.

W859 VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC

Item # W859 -27-56

W859  VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC This gun appears to have been hit on the buttplate by a bullet. There is a chip out of the stock that has been replaced. Also a big chip out of the buttplate measuring about 3/4" X 1/2". A bullet is the only logical explanation. The repair was done in a crude fashion and has since aged considerably. Overall metal is an aged plum/brown patina. Some pin prick rust here and there. Traces of blue in protected areas. Dark bore would benefit from a good cleaning. Correct dust cover. Buttstock is pretty much sound except where the repair has been made. Late markings. Correct ladder rear sight. Very interesting Western type gun that I'm sure saw some action!

Antique  $ 2,500.

W590 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC

Item # W590

W590  WINCHESTER 1873 SRC Cal 38 WCF. 20" bbl, full length mag tube and carbine butt. Sights include carbine post front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Bbl and mag tube retain most blue. Receiver is a brown with good traces of blue in protected areas. Correct 3rd model dust cover. VG bore. Saddle ring is present. Wood is overall good condition.

Antique  $ 4,775.

W765   WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE

Item # W765 -27-38

W765   WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE Cal 32-20. Unusual 28" half oct bbl and full length mag tube. This gun features uncheckered pistol grip plain grain Walnut without pistol grip cap. Rifle style buttplate. VG shootable bore. Orig sights. Good sharp markings and good corners. Crisp tight action. Receiver has generous traces of case colors in protected areas with balance turning a nickel color. Complete with set trigger.

Antique  $ 11,500.

W302 DELUXE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W302-27-29

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.

W179 HIGH CONDITION 1873 WINCHESTER

Item # W179-27-25

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.

W208 VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W208 -27-65

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.

W207 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 14” SHORT RIFLE

Item # W207-27-63

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.

W206 EXTREMELY RARE 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W206-27-26

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.

W752 UNIQUE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W752

W752  UNIQUE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 Cal 44 WCF. Unique 24" half oct half round rapid taper bbl, button mag and crescent butt. Sights include dovetail front sight, sporting rear sight with elevator and Marble's tang sight. Bbl retains a good amount of blue with good markings. Receiver is mostly a grey/brown color with good traces of blue in protected areas. Overall wood is good condition with slight loss near upper tang and a small chip out by the lower tang. VG bright shiny bore with good rifling. Crisp tight action. You might never see another 1873 like it!

Antique  $ 8,750.

W408 WINCHESTER 1873 2ND MODEL SRC

Item # W408

W408  WINCHESTER 1873 2ND MODEL SRC Cal 44-40. Standard configuration 1873 in 44-40. This one shows true Old West flair! All metal has a deep dark brown color with some pitted areas and wear. Sights include the bbl band integral front sight and folding single leaf rear sight. Thumb print dust cover is present as is the saddle ring.Brass buttplate is a replacement utilizing 1866 parts and is ill fitting. Wood is right in stride with a well used look and sporting several scraches, dents and chips out. These 1873's were carried and used like any other important tool in the day. They were protectors and providers. A great piece of history.

Antique  $ 2,875.

W786 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W786

W786  WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE Cal 38-40. 24" oct bbl, button mag and crescent butt. Sights include dovetail front with blade and sporting rear sight with elevator. Bbl retains most blue with sharp edges and good markings. VG bore. Bright and shiny with good rifling. Frame has a good amount of case color remaining. Crisp tight action. Wood is in VG condition and retains most of the high gloss finish. Great lookin sporting rifle complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 9,500.

W468 CASE COLORED 1873 WINCHESTER

Item # W468 -27-70

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 sale pending.

W556 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W556

W556 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 44 WCF. 24 inch octagon barrel with button mag and crescent butt. Barrel and receiver appear to have an artificial aged brown patina. Bore has light pitting throughout. Still shootable. Forearm has a few small chips missing on both sides next to the frame. Stock appears lightly sanded and has the usual dings and handling mars. "L.D.P." is on each side of the wrist. "L.D.P." also appears on each side of the rear sight on top of the barrel. I can only assume these are the initials of the owner or the engraver. Possibly both. Receiver and forend cap have full coverage as well as the barrel at the breech and muzzle. Not factory engraved but nicely done. Traces of case color remain on lever and hammer. Original sights. Smooth action.

Antique  $ 4,575.

W038 WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER RIFLE

Item # W038 -27-52

W038  WINCHESTER 1873 44 CALIBER RIFLE Good looking standard gun with a 24" round bbl, full length mag and crescent buttplate. This gun really shines in the blue department. Nice orig blue on the frame and good case colors, especially on the hammer. The rest of the gun adds up to a pretty good package. The bbl is a brown color with some type of staining on the front. Metal is smooth with very good markings. The mag tube has aged nicely and looks very good. The wood is also in very good condition but someone has added a coat of varnish. This comes with a Winchester Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 4,475.

W565 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC

Item # W565

W565 WINCHESTER 1873 SRC If you are looking for a classic 1873 Winchester SRC that has that "been there and done that" look to it, look no further! Features the standard 20 inch barrel and full mag in 44 WCF caliber. Bore is a little rough with decent rifling but is still shootable. Interesting is the set trigger and the rifle style butt on a carbine. All metal is mostly a brown/gray patina. Wood is weathered and has a lot of battle scares from winning the old west, but still retains a lot of character and matches the rest of the gun well. Comes with a cleaning rod in the butt. A 133 year old Winchester.

Antique  $ 3,775.

W1115 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W1115-27-41

W1115  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Cal 38-40. Full oct bbl and scarce button mag. Orig sights. Fine bore. Wood retains most orig lacquer. Rifle style butt plate. Bbl retains 95% orig blue. Orig sights. Receiver retains about 90% blue starting to tone and turning a plum color. Crisp sharp action. Excellent markings. Orig dust cover. Fine gun and comes with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 7,750.

W592 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # W592

W592 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE 24 inch round barrel that is chambered in 38 WCF caliber with a dark bore that may clean up. Full length magazine. Crescent rifle style butt plate. All metal surfaces have been cleaned to a silver/grey color. Traces of original blue around side plates and in protected areas. Wood has been lightly sanded, but still fits real well. A couple of cracks at the toe. Action is good. Original sights. Dust cover is tight. A couple of replaced screws. An antique Winchester that is a little rough around the edges, but is still affordable.

Antique  $ 1,675.

W806 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE WITH TAPPERED BARREL

Item # W806

W806 WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE WITH TAPPERED BARREL 24 inch tapered round unmarked replacement barrel in 32 WCF caliber. Bore has shine with good rifling, but could use a good cleaning. Half mag with crescent style butt. Fine action. Wood has some added finish applied with a chip out of the right side of the forearm. All metal is a thinning blue plum/brown patina. Replacement rear sight and elevator. Affordable antique Winchester to go out and have some fun with. Interesting gun!

Antique  $ 1,850.

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.

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

Item # W1472-27-66

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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