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Anyone researching the model 1873?
September 8, 2019
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Bill Hanzel said
https://auctions.thegunrunner.com/lots/view/1-27YJY0/winchester-model-1873-44-40-cal-lever-action-rifle-24-octagon-barrel-1881-antique  

 That's the tall 7 in the serial number, it shows up on 73's around 70,000 range, like the 8 with the horns around 20,000. Winchester had some unique dies. T/R

September 9, 2019
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Thanks Bill, Added to the survey.

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October 9, 2019
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Thanks Bill

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November 11, 2019
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Thanks Bill, I added them.

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December 14, 2019
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Thanks Bill

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January 21, 2020
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Bob

I just purchased the following that were in a GA prison until the last decade

S#326683B 24" octagon 38 WCF

S#326685B 24" octagon 38 WCF

 

Do you have any other information on these?

 

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January 21, 2020
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Tommy,

Do they have any stampings or engravings from the prison?

I didn't have these, they are added now.

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January 21, 2020
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Bob-

Not that we can tell. I plan to get letters on them. One is is 60% and the other is better than 30% but less than 60%. My father and I wonder if the warden said go to hardware store and order 8 Winchesters. There were prisons everywhere during reconstruction. Hopefully, letter will get us to the town. The wear on the action, hammers, triggers and bores are minimal. They must have sat around primarily for 130 years. Two others were left were worn out. These were the best of bunch according to dealer. Asking price was too high 

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January 21, 2020
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I have s.r.c #143213, rifle #218450, Musket #426480. If You need any info on them let Me know.

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January 21, 2020
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Harry,

I had the carbine from the auction but not the musket. Is the musket a 44.

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