How old is the gun???
Up for sale is a Winchester lever action model 1873 in 38 caliber.
It has a octagon barrel and is in decent shape
Ive had the gun appraised and im looking for some offers from knowledgeable people.
Really old. I only know a little about it. I purchased it off a 81 year old man who said it was his dads
I presume in that caliber it is a repro, possibly the Uberti model. On here it's a $700 gun, maybe $400 to a dealer. At a gun store I have seen Uberti's going for $900 to $1100. I think Taylor's may also have a version. If it's .38 it probably will also chamber and fire a .357 cartridge.
iI don't know how old "really old" is but these repros go back at least to the early 1970's as I had one in .38 special/357 Magnum. I don't think any of the originals were chambered in .38 special, a pistol cartridge, maybe a 38-55. Can you read and post all inscriptions that appear on the barrel?
Winchester repeating arms new haven, conn USA
Kings improvement patented march 1866 October 16 1860
From what I read when it says 38 caliber it's 38-40.
Guys sorry it's 38 WTC!
Please remove the post about this being a repro. It is not
You would have to include pictures of all markings, close-ups of finish and any engraving, as well as serial number to have any chance of determining a fair price.
If you had it appraised already, i would imagine that they would have told you some of the specifics.
Never heard of a 38 WTC.