Feast your eyes on this rare, original, and engraved Winchester Model 1873. It was Winchester's most successful rifle of its day, and often referred to as "The Gun That Won the West". This beautiful rifle is currently for sale at Guns.com.
The rifle is being offered by Bob Hritz of Lilly's Tombstone Memories, a brick and mortar gun store located on historic Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona.
His latest gun for sale is this gorgeous Winchester Model 1873. It has the serial number 258259. It was produced in 1888. It is a deluxe engraved factory custom-ordered rifle that was produced for an unknown individual who was obviously well-heeled.
It has a folding rear sight that is completely adjustable for elevation. It also has a folding front peep sight which was an expensive addition to the gun at the time.
The engraving was done by the famed John Ulrich, the master engraver of Winchester. It has deluxe wood in excellent condition. It is gold plated and sports an octagon barrel.
The rifle is chambered in .38-40. Compared to the other popular caliber of its day, the .44-40, the .38-40 was faster, flatter shooting, and capable of longer ranges.
This Winchester 1873 is fully functional. Whoever the lucky buyer is can shoot it, share it with friends and family, and then put it back in its display case or hang it on the wall as the beautiful piece of art and memorabilia that it is.
Rifles of similar quality have sold in auctions for anywhere from $140,000 to $719,000 not counting the 10 percent commission. Since this gun is considered antique, Hritz will be allowed to ship it directly to the home of the lucky buyer. Don’t miss your chance to make an offer on this beautiful piece of American history.