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Offline yahoody

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Original 1873 rifle if anyone is looking
« on: April 07, 2019, 04:03:25 pm »
1873 Winchester shipped in 1886 as a 26", set trigger, 32wcf. Winchester letter included with the sale. $1500 firm plus what ever the USPS priority mail shipping is.

Gun is currently in 19.5" half mag gun that looks to be professionally done at some time in its life. Comb of the stock has a relief cut for a peep sight. Gun functions fine. Set trigger does not. But can be repaired. It is a project I am not likely to finish so it is for sell.

I love half mag tube guns and the 32wcf. 19.5" barrel, half mag holds 6, with one in the chamber 7. Clean chop job on the barrel and the to put it back together. Bore is as expected for a black powder gun built in 1885. Wood is original and pretty good. Only one major ding where someone cut a notch in the comb for a tang sight. Every original I've owned has had a really nice trigger even without use of the set trigger. No exception here. Barrel still has some blue although likely a reblue when it was chopped. Rest of the metal is pretty much in the white.

Gun reminds me of the '73 Paul Neman used in "Hombre".




« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 04:07:20 pm by yahoody »
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Offline scrubby2009

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Re: Original 1873 rifle if anyone is looking
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 08:00:15 am »
Hmm, gonna need a lot more pictures, fella. That's like a flash of ankle from half a block away. Serial number range? Maybe some close-ups of wood and other details typical to these. like wear on the lift block, photos of markings and the peep sight. Nifty sized little rifle for sure tho.
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Offline yahoody

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Re: Original 1873 rifle if anyone is looking
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 10:46:33 am »
I can see you do have an obsession Scrubby.  Serial number range would say the gun was made in 1886 just as I already stated and as the Winchester letter says the gun was shipped.   #209XXX.    Lifter block is a 32wcf block but no sign of a caliber inscription.   Original wood in decent shape as you can see off hand in the photo except for the notch cut in the comb for the now long gone peep sight.  Never said there was a peep sight.  Just that the stock had been cut for one.  Not uncommon on a 32wcf,  26" rifle with a factory set trigger.  If you are looking for rifle porn wrong thread.
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