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Just bought this Model 1873, manufactured in 1889
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April 1, 2017 - 6:28 am
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I purchased this 1873 today, it was manufactured in 1889. This is the first Winchester I ever owned. The rifling is good, the barrel wiggles a little and the trigger is rough, and it is missing the front and rear sight along with the dust cover. There is also some pitting in the barrel. I don’t plan on shooting but would like to see if after having it checked out and any repairs if I can once or twice. It is chambered in .32 WCF.

I paid $284 for it, did I do okay?

I am trying to figure out how I can attach photos.

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As a guest you can’t post pictures directly, you have to use a third party host site and link to them.

For $284 you did good for any 73. If you dig one out of the ground you can get $500 for those.

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Sounds like a parts gun but even at that could be worth well over what you paid for it. That “loose barrel” concerns me, stick with your plan of not shooting it until you get it checked out.

Looking forward to some pics.

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Here are photos I uploaded through Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/8283U7

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Ok….. you can send that $500 anytime your ready.

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Aaron,

Looks better than I imagined, I would say its worth $800, if you can get the barrel to tighten up and its fully functional maybe $1000

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Thanks guys!

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