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Hi all,

I really appreciated everyone’s help with the 1886 & 1892 and am hoping I can get an approximate value on this SRC. It was my dad’s. It’s a little rough but it seems solid and the action is tight.

Thank you all in advance.

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Ummmm….wow. Hold on to your socks!

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First model carbines with a mortise dust cover AND thumbprint can command a princely sum.  Better get some professional advice on this one.

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Thomas Foster said
Hi all,

I really appreciated everyone’s help with the 1886 & 1892 and am hoping I can get an approximate value on this SRC. It was my dad’s. It’s a little rough but it seems solid and the action is tight.

Thank you all in advance.

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 From the photos, it appears in pretty good shape considering the condition you usually fine these “OLD” 73 carbines. 

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Tom,

By far this is the best gun in your collection. Its a nice first model in above average condition. The front half of the barrel is the only part that really detracts from the gun.  I would guess its worth around $20,000 to $25,000 based on what I see in the pictures.

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a little rough…??? oh man!  man what i would give to have a 73 SRC 1st model in that condition!

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Let me start out by stating that First Model 1873 SRCs are not exactly common, and finding one in better than 75% condition is quite rare these days. With that stated, my friend Larry Shennum and I have it listed in the Red Book of Winchester values at $15,096 in 80% graded condition, and at $19,832 in 90% graded condition. We might be a bit conservative on our price range, but until your Model 1873 actually sells, we will not know for sure.  All it takes is two (or more)  interested (motivated) buyers/bidders to drive the price up.

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WOW!

This news just blows me away. I had no idea that it could possibly be worth that much. I’m looking at the condition thinking that it’s “pretty rough”. Thank you all again for the unexpected great news.

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Wow, that’s great.  Now I’m diging the old guns I have out and taking pictures.  I don’t think mine are anything special, but who knows.

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Bert H. said
Let me start out by stating that First Model 1873 SRCs are not exactly common, and finding one in better than 75% condition is quite rare these days. With that stated, my friend Larry Shennum and I have it listed in the Red Book of Winchester values at $15,096 in 80% graded condition, and at $19,832 in 90% graded condition. We might be a bit conservative on our price range, but until your Model 1873 actually sells, we will not know for sure.  All it takes is two (or more)  interested (motivated) buyers/bidders to drive the price up.

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Bert, based on the photos, what % graded condition would you consider this piece? 

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Kevin,

It appears to be in the 75% range.

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Thomas Foster said
WOW!

This news just blows me away. I had no idea that it could possibly be worth that much. I’m looking at the condition thinking that it’s “pretty rough”. Thank you all again for the unexpected great news.

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Yup, told you to hold onto your socks! WinkEven I could tell it was a very nice, rare Winchester. I was studying up on ’73’s in the Red Book and the Madis book a few weeks ago and knew right off you had something very special there. Congrats on a very nice old SRC.

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Priceless!      Wouldn’t sell it!      Being your Dad’s.  Cool Peace!

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“Pretty rough” condition. Man, I wish I had a few “rough” Winchesters like that one. All the 73 carbines I have seen seem to be in poor condition due to high mileage. Especially good condition for an early model. If you sell it you will do well.

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