Winchester 1873 First Model Musket .44 WCF s/n 67 mfg 1873 - 30” round barrel; 26” mag; raised thumbprint dustcover; “Model 1873” and s/n “67” is factory engraved on lower tang; probably one-of-a-kind nonadjustable flip-up leaf rear sight (this sight was an outgrowth of the ’66 carbine sight with a longer staff and an extra sighting guide opening); early-style post front sight; straight grain walnut stocks w/short forend. Receiver retains a gray patina with good lower tang markings; barrel and mag retain grey/brown patina with blue mixed in and a good barrel address; stocks remain in good condition with handling marks, dings and mars, with some swelling away from the metal; bore is good. This is the earliest known model 1873 musket and the only known musket with a short forend as found on the model 1866. As documented in his letter, this musket was retrieved from Torreon, Mexico, in 1950 by George Madis and is from the George Madis collection. Featured in John Parson’s book, “The First Winchester”, Page 109; Madis’ book, “The Winchester Book”, Page 141 & 162; James D. Gordon’s book, “Winchester’s New Model of 1873, A Tribute”, Pages 172, 173, 212, 295, 307, 319, 320, 351 & 486.
Winchester 1873 First Model SRC .44 WCF s/n 189 mfg 1874 - 20” round barrel; raised thumbprint dustcover; “Model 1873” factory engraved on lower tang; carbine-style flip-up rear sight graduated at 100, 300 & 500 yards; straight grain walnut stocks. Traces of original blue remains on receiver, sideplates and dustcover with some areas of mild surface erosion; raised thumbprint dustcover remains sharp and smoothly functioning; light gray/brown patina finish remains on barrel and mag; strong barrel address, inscription and s/n on lower tang; lower tang shows some original blue in the protected areas; stocks remain in good condition with signs of frontier use; action is excellent; bore is good. This is one of the first model 1873 carbines shipped from the factory, with only six know carbines in this configuration, and only four earlier carbines made. Featured in Madis’ book, “The Winchester Book”, Page 160; James D. Gordon’s book, “Winchester’s New Model of 1873, A Tribute”, Pages 169, 173, 176, 207, 212, 259, 287 & 352.
Winchester 1873 First Model Rifle .44 WCF s/n 380 mfg 1874 – 24” octagon barrel; full mag; raised thumb print dust cover; set trigger; early style reverse rear sight; extra finish walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Receiver retains 97% brilliant blue with some losses on both side plates and on the right side of the frame; barrel and mag retain 95% coverage of blue with some thinning near the muzzle; 70% vivid case colors remain on hammer; 30% case colors remain on lever; mottled casehardening remains on buttplate; stocks retain nearly all of their original varnish finish; bore is brilliantly bright and appears to be unfired.
Winchester 1873 First Model "1 of 1000" Rifle .44 WCF s/n 3414 mfg 1875 - 24" octagon barrel, full mag, blued frame w/impressed thumbprint dustcover, set trigger, sporting front & rear sights, straight grain uncheckered walnut stocks, case hardened crescent buttplate. Once purchased by George Madis in Mexico in 1952. See documentation for a detailed history on this historic gun.
Winchester 1873 First Model Rifle .44 WCF s/n 7043 mfg 1874 - extremely rare 24" heavy weight Remington Twisted barrel provided by Winchester, factory nickel plated receiver. Original outside-factory work (by H.H. Schulte of Pittsburg) sights, fancy checkered forend & cheek piece stock with nickel plated & engraved butt plate, stock inlays, patch box & inscription plate inscribed "Joel Fink, Sept. 14th, 1875". Factory letter states shipped w/Remington Twisted Barrel, no stocks or sights. Outstanding 95% OA condition.
Winchester 1873 First Model Musket .44 WCF s/n 12788 mfg 1876 - 30" round barrel with provisions for angular bayonet. Metal parts retain an even plum patina, straight-grain walnut stocks remain in excellent condition. Right side of stock has a cartouche of unknown origin incorporating an anchor and a crown-perhaps of British navel or Canadian origin.
Winchester 1873 Second Model Deluxe Rifle .44 WCF s/n 36005 mfg 1890 - 24" part round barrel w/full magazine (rare configuration), case hardened receiver w/plain trigger, buckhorn rear and Beach front sights, deluxe fancy checkered straight grip walnut stocks w/rubber shotgun butt. Excellent mechanical action and screws; barrel and mag retain approximately 60% thinning blue. Receiver and butt plate retains 30% vivid case colors, balance faded. Stocks retain most of their original varnish finish w/sharp checkering.
Winchester 1873 Second Model Deluxe Rifle .44 WCF s/n 50766 mfg 1879 – 24” part round barrel; full mag; color case hardened receiver; vernier tang, leaf rear and globe front sights; deluxe checkered capped pistol grip walnut stocks w/curved hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Includes a letter of authenticity from the Cody Firearms Museum verifying all of the features of this rifle.
Winchester 1873 Baby SRC .44 WCF s/n 109172A mfg 1882 - 15” round barrel; full mag; case colored hammer and lever; early-style non-adjustable leaf sight graduated from 100 - 500 yards; post-type front sight; straight-grain oil finished walnut stocks; blued carbine buttplate with trap door; belly of receiver has Australian Importer markings of James Rosier in small font “10043 / J.R.”. Condition: Receiver, barrel and mag retain 85% - 90% original blue finish with areas of bright blue; hammer retains mostly brilliant case colors with balance fading; lever outside retains areas of fading case; lever inside trigger guard area and on top surface along bottom tang retain strong vivid case colors; stocks retain a high degree of their original oil finish and have some handling marks and mars; buttplate retains full coverage of dulling blue; mechanics are crisp; bore is brilliant with sharp rifling.
Winchester 1873 SRC .44 WCF s/n 253836 mfg 1887 - Third Model, half-mag, crescent butt, special-order front sight, 50% bright blue, balance turning plum.
Winchester 1873 Third Model Short Rifle .38 WCF s/n 281292 mfg 1888 - 20" part round barrel w/ivory bead front and flat top rear sights, plain trigger, half magazine, case colored receiver, nickel plated crescent buttplate, extra finish walnut stocks. Barrel retains 95% original bright blue; receiver retains 75% coverage of 30% fading case colors; hammer retains 60% vivid case colors; buttplate retains 60% original nickel; stocks retain almost all their original varnish finish.
Winchester Third Model SRC .32 WCF s/n 601566B mfg 1905 - 20” round barrel, carbine style rear sight; straight grain walnut stocks.
Winchester 1873 Third Model Short Rifle .44 WCF s/n 646054 mfg 1910 - 20" octagon barrel, crescent butt. Metal retains 95+% bright blue with vivid case colors on hammer, lever and buttplate. Walnut stocks are in excellent condition and retain virtually all of their original finish.
Winchester 1873 Third Model Deluxe Rifle .38 WCF s/n 720505B mfg 1923 - 24" part round barrel; full mag; blued receiver w/case-colored hammer; knurled set-trigger; deluxe walnut stocks w/unusual carved stippled-background deco pattern & extra-long 13-1/2" pull; blued crescent buttplate; Lyman No. 5 combination front sight; Marbles 64 semi-buckhorn rear sight; Lyman No. 2A combination tang sight. Rifle is in like-new condition.
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