Serial number is 377298A, dates back to about 1954. The shortest known barrel length on a Model 1873 is 12 inches. Since the safety tab will have to override the jammed spring it sometimes needs quite a heavy blow to accomplish the task. I've seen a bunch of 'Winder Muskets' with chambers lengthened to accomodate the. I inherited it when he passed, but it isn't really a family heirloom or anything - he had bought it used in the '80's. Can't really see how a scope could be attached. Thank you for visiting our website.
I'm hoping I've found a place that might be able to help me. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale. Shoot it dry to make it last longer between cleanings. I have a rather beat up version of this gun as well. Thanks for the additional info- my issue was not the safety being jammed or stuck- it would move freely. There are two Winchester proof marks, one on the barrel and one on the receiver.
My grandfather past away in 1990 and somewhere along the line the bolt was removed and lost. Regards, I should have stenciled this warning onto the stock. I got this rifle when my grandfather died. Embedding the images doesn't seem to want to work for me, so just making them links: Model 74 I'm 99% sure; Automatic with the big rounded rear receiver, right? There are some small changes to this rifle over the 16 years it was manufactured which can be seen between the pre war and post war models. I have reasearched these guns a lot and have looked at literally hundreds of photos of model 74's and have not seen a single one like this gun. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations different licenses , or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined. Is there any way to leave the action open if that is the right way of saying this to indicate that the chamber is empty? The majority of the finish is retained on this rifle, with general surface scuffing, either from a bad storage case or possibly a cleaning.
Thank you all for the responses. If you would like to know the date the serial number was applied and it was born as a firearm you can contact the Cody Firearms Record Office as they have the polishing room records for when the serial number was applied for numbers 123349-736739. Musket were made in Model 73 Winchesters and most were shipped to South America. I held one at a gun shop back in May. If it becomes dislodged or lost the rifle will not feed properly.
My Husband thru the box out after he got me a cloth case for it. When I left the range recently, I pulled the tube, emptied it and the chamber. It is in reasonably good condition. Has anyone seen the factory instructions online?. Special order finishes were available from Winchester in Nickel , Silver, Gold , Silver and Gold ,Blue and Case color. The standard length barrel for a Model 73 Carbine is 20 inches Winchester trappers were made with barrels from 12 to 20 inches with 15 inches being the most common.
Winchester supplied a warning card with new 74's describing this issue. It is just in great condition, despite the installation of the target sights. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. It just means the guy at Gander Mountain has no interest in it. If you are looking for other specific information we can probably answer it here, we just need to know your serial number or approximate number and if it is. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. Is there any indication the magazine is empty, or do you simply need to count? Winchester 73's were manufactured in the following caliber's --22 short --22 long --32-20--38-40--44-40.
I am trying to get this gun back together so my dad, who used to shoot this gun as a kid and will be 76 next week can shoot it again. My grandfather used it to shoot starlings away from his martin houses birds, for anyone not familiar. I have a Winchester Model 74. There were over 720,000 Model 1873 Winchester 's manufactured. I've had excellent success selling on GunsAmerica's site.
We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. Be aware that it is possible for a cartridge to hang-up in the butt stock magazine tube so after emptying the magazine I always cycle the bolt by opening and closing vigorously several times while checking the chamber to be safe. The Seller is required to give the Buyer a minimum of three days to inspect any firearm sold through GunAuction. To the dreams of youth: Winchester. But perhaps these pages can help you somewhat in your research.