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Winchester model 1873 special order full nickel rifle, .22 short caliber, 24” octagon barrel, full

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:1,750.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Winchester model 1873 special order full nickel  rifle, .22 short caliber, 24” octagon barrel, full
Winchester model 1873 special order full nickel rifle, .22 short caliber, 24” octagon barrel, full mag, rifle butt, serial #428666. The rifle retains 40-60% original nickel, evenly drifting and toning, and areas where nickel has lifted shows a dark patina with no polishing. Some erosion and pitting just starting in these areas where the metal is exposed. The barrel address is sharp, the edges are crisp, the stock is good with some dings, mars, wear at the edges, a couple of gouges, and some normal wear. The caliber and model markings are good. Action is good, bore rough, original magazine tube is retained. Extractor missing, otherwise complete. The only full factory nickel .22 we have cataloged in over 30 years of firearms auctions, possibly made for a gallery or wild west show. Est: $3,500 - $7,000