Winchester Model 1873, 1 of 1000

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Description

The Winchester 1 of 1000 is one of the most sought after Winchester Models ever made.  Originally advertised as a rifle capable of shooting with “unerring accuracy”, the 1 of 1000 models have a certain “aura” surrounding them.

Originally offered in 1875 for the Model 1873 and then the Model 1876, it did not take Winchester long to realize that having a “best” grade rifle was counter productive to sales.  By 1877, Winchester had dropped the 1 of 1000 from there catalog.

This Model 1873 is an original 1st Model rifle but was not built as an “original” 1 of 1000 Model.  The restoration of this rifle and subsequent upgrade work has transformed this rifle into one of the most desirable Winchester Models ever built.

Work to this rifle included a new barrel, new magazine tube, complete metal polish, full mechanical re-build, new stocks, factory H-pattern checkering and metal finishing using the original process used by Winchester when the rifle was built.

Select 3Xfancy stocks, checkering and Case Color Hardening are all options that were available on original 1 of 1000’s.

Additional information

Log Number 2172
Inventory Status

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Types

Make

Winchester

Model

1873

Serial Number

21, XXX Mfg: 1875

Action

Lever

Caliber

.44-40 Win

Barrel Length

28''

Barrel Shape

Full Octagon

Magazine Tube

Full length

Sights

Sporting Front & Rear

Stock

3X fancy, Square back H-pattern checkering, straight stock

Type of Butt

Crescent

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