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Old September 19, 2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Winchester Model 1873

Can you recommend a source to find the value of my rifle. It was MFG in 1885, serial # 176776. Condition is fair. Everything works.
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Old September 19, 2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Admittedly not a book of values, per se, as his prices are what he's asking and not necessarily what they've sold for, but you might check for a gross ballpark. Also some of the sales sites like (and look under completed sales), but for someything as old as yours also or auction sites like Rock Island.

EDIT: Also, and perhaps best, the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming -
Scroll down to the links under the "Research" paragraph. Also their general "contact" link at the bottom of the page.
They may also be able to give you information on special "provenance"--if any--of your gun.

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Old September 19, 2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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You need to find out more about you rifle. the Winchester m 1873 was made in 3 configurations rifle, carbine, and musket. Then there is 3 different models , 1st., 2nd., 3rd. with an variation in the first model adding a early and late type first model. There was around 720,610 of these made in .32-20, .38-40, and .44-40 calibers. Winchester also manufactured 19,552 model 1873's in .22 rimfire. On top of that there are 136 of them marked as 1 of 1000 and 8 marked as 1 of 100, these bring a very high premium price. So you take an average good condition 1873 from each of the above models and variations you get a price spread from $600-32,000.00. With old original Winchesters you need to know exactly what it is and what condition it is to get a fair price. It might be a good idea to get a winchester expert to help you. I found out the hard way about old winchesters, it is worth the work to get it right.
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Old September 19, 2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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