W2622 WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH SCARCE ATLANTA POLICE MARKING IN 44-40 CALIBER; This rifle is from a group of 125 1873s that were shipped to the Atlanta Police from Winchester in 1889-1890 in two groups. This is # “68” and so engraved. It is believed that these are the only 1873 Winchesters factory engraved to a police agency. These were all configured the same with octagon barrel as well as the sling swivels and the engraved Atlanta Police markings on the receiver. Gun is in fine condition with bright shiny bore. Sharp rifling. Original sight. The 24 inch octagon barrel has sharp corners and excellent markings. About 90% blue is starting to turn to a mixed plum color. Wood has some loss of varnish on the sides of the forearm. Complete with a rifle style buttplate. Crisp tight action and correct dust cover.
ANTIQUE $ 8,500.