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1873 serial #6 just sold
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May 2, 2016 - 12:17 am
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Gunslinger Auction sold Serial number 6 for $125,000 before the juice.

Winchester 1873 #6

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Bob,

I am a bit  surprised that no one has commented on this sale. It sold for what I thought it would. Is this the earliest 1873 rifle known? If my memory is correct, LeRoy Merz handled # 11 and # 17. It is amazing to me that the Frontier did not use these up.

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Walter,

In my research I saw #3 surfaced in the late 90’s or was known about. When they first came out they were a expensive gun for their day ($60) so they would of been bought by well to do people that would tend to take care of what they owned.

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Bob,

Serial number 3 is interesting. No telling where it is? It still blows my mind  that a gold watch  made in 1885 would sell for $1000.00. In your opinion, is this 1873 sale market correct?

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Walter,

Are you talking about the sale of #6?

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Bob, 

Yes I am, # 6.

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Walter,

The price was a little higher than I figured it would go for (100k) especially when you figure the juice into it but it is a single digit serial number which does pump up the demand.

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Bob,

It makes you wonder how many new low number fakes in the future.

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Walter,

That is where a providence of the gun is needed so you know it just didn’t just show up yesterday.

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Wasn’t #3 photographed in one of Wilson’s books? I think I remember seeing a picture and it was gold and engraved? No mention of it in the ledger.

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1873man said

Gunslinger Auction sold Serial number 6 for $125,000 before the juice.

Winchester 1873 #6

Bob

The letter written by Hutton back to Winchester is interesting.  He was from Franklin City, Venango County, PA., as stated in the letter.  That’s only about 80 miles North of me, and has a rich history of the oil boom days of Drakes well.  I wonder if Hutton was an oil man back in the 1870’s??

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