W3072 WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE; 28 inch round barrel with original sights. Bright shiny bore. Wood is very good with a rifle style buttplate. This gun is pictured on page 245 of Jim Gordon’s Model 1873 book. Action is crisp and tight. One of the scarcer 1st models made on a carbine frame with the factory plugged holes where the saddle ring would have been. Overall metal is smooth with no pits and about 20% thinning blue remaining. Complete with Factory Letter.
ANTIQUE $ 6,950.