need some help 73

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:12 pm
Picked this up and its different than my other 73's.22 cal.... Has a takedown pin and steel followers, others have brass followers and no take down. Ser. no. 126xxxa Image
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:40 pm
Very nice...what do you need help with !?

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:26 pm
I was trying to find out why this one is so different than my other one. Was there a lot of the take down models ? Other odd thing is it has steel followers, all steel inside including lift, unmarked oct. barrel. Can't seem to find much info. Is this one odd or common ? Thanks Image
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:11 pm
The Winchester 1873 in .22Rimfire was introduced in 1884 and discontinued in's drawback being it's diminutive chambering when most people during that era preferred larger calibers. Only a little more than 19,000 of all types were sold during that period.

My own pricing book makes no mention of the take-down they seem to be rare.

Using the NRA grading system...prices for non-takedown models are as follows:

EXE........VERY GOOD....GOOD.....FAIR.......POOR


**If you go to Bing or Google there are '73's Takedown Models being shown...and for sale** ... _i17958153 ... 706328.uts


Use this sequence when searching: Winchester 1873 22 takedown


Hope that helps...

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:33 pm
Thanks for the help
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:50 pm
Not a problem Ken...enojy the forum !

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:38 am
very nice !!!

i'm wondering if it was converted to takedown in some gunsmith shop long ago...........
the unmarked barrel may indicate just that


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