Model 1873 Winchester Rifle

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Winchester Model 1873 3rd Model rifle chambered in 32 WCF (32-20 Winchester Center Fire). 24 inch round barrel, and full length magazine tube. Dust¬† cover in place on integral rail. Crescent butt plate, and buck horn rear sight. Serial number 2417xxB shows the manufacturing date of 1887. Barrel, action, and magazine tube show 90% of the original finish, with the magazine tube being blued starting to turn to a brown finish, with the barrel and action showing traces of the blued finish in protected areas. Stock and forearm show the original finish and color, with some scratching and bruising being evident from use and age. All screw heads are in very good condition, with all being original to the rifle. Brass action block is marked “.32 Cal.” in script, with a an even aged patina finish to the brass. Bore is dark with rifling being visible and evident, and would benefit from a good cleaning. The rifle is accompanied with a copy of the factory letter, showing the rifle to be correct, and having being received in the warehouse on June 18, 1887, and then shipped from the warehouse on August 6, 1887, as order number 20868.

PAL required.