MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER WITH CODY MUSEUM LETTER

$3,900.00

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Item Code: 169-529

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One of the most popular Winchesters among shooters and collectors, the Model 1873 appears in a wide variety of variations and was manufactured from 1873 to 1919. This one is 32.-20 caliber, serial number 22804 and comes with a letter from the Cody Museum indicating it was received in the company warehouse on 13 February 1891 and shipped on 16 April 1891.

This very nice rifle rates about excellent, with 98 percent original bright, deep blue finish on its 24-inch round barrel and magazine tube. The magazine tube shows just slight bit of rubbing on the left behind the band. Rear sight is in place as is a tang sight and adjustable front sight. The sights have full blue. The receiver shows just slight rubbing on the band next to the forestock and a slight gray spot on the left where one’s hand would grasp it, otherwise the receiver has wonderful full coverage of thinning blue with slight rubbing along the top rear of the right sideplate, and good color to the loading gate. The guide rail does show some wear to gray at the rear from movement of the dust cover. The hammer and lever show even, faded case colors on the sides. The lever shows a little gray on the bottom. The tang has excellent blue. The numbers are sharp. The screw slots are crisp. The caliber marking on the elevator is very good.

The oil-stained walnut stocks have a tight fit to the metal, nice brown color and surface, with just minor scattered handling marks. The nose cap shows some thinning to color from handling and a shift toward plum. The magazine tube retaining band has nice deep blue matching the barrel and tube. The mechanics are good. This is a very pretty Winchester.  [sr]

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