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titleman2005
March 6, 2008, 11:07 PM
I have the chance to buy an original winchester 1873 in fair condition. cal 44-40 the bore is dark and has some pitting. it is also missing the butt metal cover. it can be had for 500.00 is this a good deal or is it junk.

Hawg
March 7, 2008, 05:40 AM
If it works and looks decent it's a real good deal.

Jim Watson
March 7, 2008, 02:32 PM
Depends on what you will do with it.
Find a buttplate, have the barrel relined, and shoot CAS? Great.
Resell it to somebody who plans to do so?
Part it out?

James K
March 7, 2008, 03:55 PM
With even rusted relics going to $1500, I would say that it is a bargain. Make sure it is original, though, some artfully aged repros have been seen around.

Jim