Winchester 1873 "Out of Africa" with 7-Leaf Express Sight , Antique

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Winchester 1873 "Out of Africa" with 7-Leaf Express Sight , Antique  Guns > Rifles > Winchester Rifles - Pre-1899 Lever
Description: This is a very interesting and rare antique gun. It was returned to the U.S. from Africa within the last several years. A number of the guns ordered with multiple leaf express sights went to Africa, as they were commonly used on many game guns. As important, they were also common on guns used to fight the African native tribes, and called "volley sights", for long range shooting (400 to 500 yards). This one has several other special features, all listed in the Winchester Museum letter for this gun. It includes "Serial number: 511xxx, Date into the warehouse: 7-29-1898, Type: rifle; Caliber: 44; Barrel: Octagon; Trigger: Set; Sights: 7 leaf rear & Beech; Sling Swivels; Date shipped from the warehouse: 8-6-1898; Order: 95". There is virtually no original finish on the metal. I can see a trace of case color on the hammer, and I would guess the receiver, fore end cap, lever and butt plate were originally case colored. The receiver and side plates are stained or mottled, but relatively free of rust or pitting. The metal has been cleaned and smoothed over years of use, but was obviously not abused. The stocks are in good shape, with no varnish and sort of a gun oil finish. There is a cleaning rod in the butt stock (4 piece), and there is also a very light duty, carved leather sling, with old style sling hooks. Bore is perfect. Both the Winchester Museum letter and a letter with some provenance will be available with the gun. The previous owner purchased the gun from a family in the area of Ermelo, South Africa (east, southeast of Johannesburg), where it had been since the very late 1800's. By all means call or email questions. I'd be happy to talk with you about it.

Any trades will be considered - Colt Single Actions and lever Winchesters (like M64, M65, M71, 1886, 1892) preferred, but will consider some others. Will also consider trade for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. This gun may be purchased with either VISA or MasterCard, for an additional 4% fee.


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

Trades Accepted: No

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: Negotiable.

Item #: 998991468
Stock No.: DB737LF954
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted Seller
This seller is an FFL
City: Timnath
State: CO
Price:
SOLD


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

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