Winchester 1873 Take-down 22 Caliber ANTIQUE c. 1886

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Description: This is a decent, well used Winchester Model 1873 .22 Caliber Take-down. It has a standard 24" octagon barrel, crescent butt and standard sights. The front sight is, however, an ivory bead Sheard style sight. The mechanics are good, including the inner magazine tube and take-down function. The bore is typically well corroded from black powder, but even, with traces of rifling. There were 19,552 .22's produced from 1884 to 1904. This is an ANTIQUE so no FFL is necessary.

It is very important to note that only some 300 of these .22's had the take-down capability and were only offered for a year in catalogs. Most were pinned and peened over to make them solid frames, as the TD function tended to loosen and the taper pin which held the front and back together was often lost. Many were returned to the factory for this procedure, and some were altered before they left the first time, rather than wasting parts or guns.

The serial number of 210851 on the lower tang puts its manufacture in 1886, but the gun does not letter under that serial number with the Winchester Museum. So, although the rifle is all original, it has had the lower tang replaced at some time. There is another number stamped into the bottom right flat of the barrel under the forearm which reads "IC 160147". I have no certain idea what that means or why it's in that particular place, but it may be the original serial number, meaning a production date of 1884.

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Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Winchester
Caliber: .44-40 (.427)
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: Priority, insured.

Item #: 920664140
SKU: 1873
Stock No.: DBWIN73TD.22851
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007
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Price:
$3,750.00


Shipping: $100.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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