Model 1873

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The model 1873 Winchester is widely know as "The Gun That Won The West" because it's production run was so high that it became the everyman rifle of choice.


Winchester 1873 27029

Private Collection

Winchester 1873 Spanish Contract Carbine .44 WCF s/n 27029
mfg 1878 - 20" round barrel; full magazine; lever latchless frame; graduated ladder rear leaf sight; forged fixed base front sight; straight grain walnut stocks w/extended forend and blued steel carbine buttplate without trap door. This is the earliest known Spanish Contract carbine and "Open Top" Model 1873.


Winchester 1873 SRC .44 WCF s/n 253836 mfg 1887

Private Collection

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

Private Collection

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

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Winchester Third Model SRC .32 WCF s/n 601566B
mfg 1905 - 20” round barrel, carbine style rear sight; straight grain walnut stocks.


Winchester 1873 708906

Private Collection

Winchester Third Model SRC .32 WCF s/n 708906B
mfg 1917 - 20" round barrel, gumwood stocks. Carbine is in overall superb condition with receiver retaining 90% original bright blue finish with some areas of flaking turned brown; barrel & mag retain 95% bright blue; bore is excellent. .32 caliber Model 1873 carbines are rare. On page 257 of Gordon's book, survey revealed only 50 carbines were chambered in .32 caliber from a total of 762 carbines.


Winchester 1873 718191B

Private Collection

Winchester Third Model SRC .32 WCF s/n 718191B
mfg 1917 - 20" round barrel, gumwood stocks. Carbine is in overall superb condition with receiver flaking and turning a brown aged patina; barrel & mag retain 95% bright blue; bore is excellent. .32 caliber Model 1873 carbines are rare. On page 257 of Gordon's book, survey revealed only 50 carbines were chambered in .32 caliber from a total of 762 carbines.


Winchester 1873 Third Model Deluxe Rifle .38 WCF s/n 720505B mfg 1923

Private Collection

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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