DeactivatedRiflesUsed£ 1,750 ONO
This is a very rare opportunity to own a 100% genuine 19th Century US made Winchester 1873 without a firearms certificate or having to settle for a replica or an unobtainable rimfire that will always be a worry to own with the constant reviews on antique laws. Own a completely original “The gun that won the West!” in the proper .44WCF caliber. The 1873 is THE iconic under-lever rifle, the 1894 etc aren’t a patch on them.
What makes this even rarer is this is one that was supplied by Winchester to Australia in the 1890’s. The Australian frontier being just as wild as the American West.
PLEASE NOTE NONE OF THE OTHER GUNS IN THE FIRST PICTURE ARE AVAILABLE.
"The Daisy Rifle" was impressed on the upper left barrel flat at the the request of F. Lassetter & Co. Ltd, Sydney Australia.
Serial Number: 404746B (Dates to 1891)
24 Inch Hexagon Barrel. Short magazine tube extending only to the front of the Fore Stock with the correct Winchester "button" magazine nose cap confirming this was special order from the factory.
Correctly marked throughout with pictures of every marking uploaded.
This is WAY above average condition for an 1873 Winchester, with stunning ORIGINAL bluing to the barrel as pictured and in generally superb deactivated condition. Beautiful patina and still lots of original finish too. Lots of pics to give an idea.
The original 1873 is highly sought after and I don’t expect this to hand around too long. Originals very seldom come up for sale in the UK.
The last one that sold in America, that wasn’t as good condition as this one sold for over $4000 plus commission.
Another is due in auction on 16th May with a similar estimate.
This is deactivated to current EU GB Specifications but don’t let that put you off as the lever actions with a nice positive feeling as it moves the action and drops/raises the block so sounds and feels great. The only thing it doesn’t do is “dry fire”.
Complete with deactivation certificate.
Whilst it’s unfortunate that it is deactivated, it is the only way you can legally own a proper old west .44 WCF without a firearms licence that would have to be stored locked away.
Most Winchester’s you see for sale in the UK are either clones or later 20th Century produced Winchester’s. This is guaranteed an 100% 1890’s produced Model 1873 by Winchester.
Price is £1950 plus post. I will post MAINLAND UK only. No exceptions, sorry. N.I and Channel Islands aren’t possible, sorry, courier restrictions make it too much of a headache.
Bank transfer or cash on collection only.
Open to sensible, near offers and possible trades/P/X provided items were sent to me first.
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