Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4706
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
July 17, 2023 - 7:03 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

One of these showed up in Cody.  Caused quite a stir.  Had some problems but looks real.  Any documentation showing how many of these were made?  A long time dealer friend of mine says he saw 3 of them in an auction once.  Haven’t looked through Gordon’s book yet. There was a set of the Gordon’s books in Cody but I wasn’t allowed to thumb through it.

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4339
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
July 17, 2023 - 9:28 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Chuck,

Rob called me from Cody and asked me about them and the one at the show is a new one to show up so that makes 7 that I have in my survey. It did have some issues from the pictures I seen but it looked real. I have 2 of them with one being the one pictured in Gordons book with the matt barrel and the selector lever and one I bought at Tulsa that is extra heavy.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991
Researching the Winchester 1873's

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4706
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
July 17, 2023 - 10:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

1873man said
Chuck,

Rob called me from Cody and asked me about them and the one at the show is a new one to show up so that makes 7 that I have in my survey. It did have some issues from the pictures I seen but it looked real. I have 2 of them with one being the one pictured in Gordons book with the matt barrel and the selector lever and one I bought at Tulsa that is extra heavy.

Bob

  

Thanks for the info Bob.  Guy was probing for the value but in the end he didn’t want to sell it.  My friend and probably others would have bought it on the spot.  Did you see problems other than the sight and side plates?  I never got to hold it.

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4339
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
July 17, 2023 - 10:30 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Wood was semi checked by an amateur. The threaded holes in both side plates ( for what? ) and the dagger was the hole in the upper tang. The elevator did have a name stamped in it but with a professionally made stamp but it was too long to fit on the elevator so it was stamped diagonally.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991
Researching the Winchester 1873's

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11001
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
July 18, 2023 - 9:27 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The fellow who had it brought it to me real early in the show, and I told him that it was a relatively rare Model 1873, but that all those extra holes in it really hurt the value. I also mentioned to him that he should contact you (Bob) for further & more accurate information.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: Manuel, antler1, Tedk, Richard Tibbetts, Blue Ridge Parson, Mike8623
Guest(s) 83
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6556
TXGunNut: 5218
Chuck: 4706
steve004: 4361
1873man: 4339
Big Larry: 2360
twobit: 2324
mrcvs: 1785
TR: 1733
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12960
Posts: 113103

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1799
Members: 8956
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation