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model 73 1 of 1000
November 7, 2013
2:46 pm
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http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/60/lid/1025

if this is a real 1 of 1000 shouldn't it be selling for more than the high estimated price?

November 7, 2013
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Condition, Condition, Condition,

November 7, 2013
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Its like a Julias auction that has the estimates about 1/2 of what a guns worth just to get people interested but here I think it will go near the high estimate.

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November 7, 2013
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I completely agree with Mike... condition, condition, condition ❗

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November 7, 2013
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Agreed Condition! Also missing the original sights is a big drop in my book as well. Course one could consider the sights as part of the condition of the rifle as well.

Not a bad gun overall. It seems to be the real deal and I don't think anyone is trying to pull anything with this one. Would make a great candidate for restoration. I would Imagined if it had been restored before going to auction. RIA would have probably even put a higher estimate on it.

I find it funny to see the reference to Wilson's book.

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November 8, 2013
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I got to look at the gun today at Tulsa and I'm lowering my estimate. Its looks a lot worst than the pictures. The stock has a good open crack in the wrist, the butt plate does not fit good at all. Wood is under size in many spots. The gun was dropped on the end of the upper tang when the stock was off and the upper tang screw hole is oblong. The receiver had a fair bit of rust and was cleaned off . The serial number had been sanded on to make it more visible. The corners of the Barrel are rounding and of coarse the extra dovetail.

I guess it will go for a 100k

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December 10, 2013
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Hey did any of you out there read the description of this Winchester 1 of 1000? It is described as having a 26" barrel. that it is a 2nd Model with a 4 didgit serial number. The records that Rock Island's listing show has this rifle with a 24" barrel, and it being in the 1st model serial number range. They certainly instill no confidance with their multiple descriptions of this firearm. What did it sell for? Does anyony know? 🙄 🙄

December 10, 2013
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OOPS!!! I've misread the advertisment on this Winchester. It is indeed the "Second Variation" of the One of One Thousand rifle. Jim Gorden having had one of the first variation rifles, which he had auctioned off with Little John's. I have 2 of my own Winchester 1873's in his 2 volume set of books. A One of One Thousand in the 3rd style, it being a 2nd Model with a 24" barrel. My other rifle being the only 32-20 "Smoothbore" found to be listed in the original Winchester Ledger books that was researched by J.G. Sorry to all out there for my jumping to the wrong conclusions on this R.I 1 of 1000. I'll try to be more observant in the future. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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