SOLD FOR: $1276.87
Model: 1873 Competition Rifle
Year of Manufacture: 2015, Italian date code “CN”
Caliber/Gauge: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Lever-Action Rifle with 10-Round Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “357 MAG.” The top of the barrel is marked “STOEGER – ACCOKEEK, MD- A. UBERTI – ITALY”. The top tang is marked “MODEL 1873”. The bottom tang is marked “A. UBERTI- ITALY” and features the serial number “W65439”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with Italian proofs including the date code “CN”. The buttpad is marked “LEVRIERO” and “TRADEMARK”.
Barrel Length: 20”, Octagonal Barrel
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed blade with a brass bead at the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch on a leaf and elevator that is dovetailed to the rear end of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece a-grade walnut featuring a forend with cap and buttstock with straight comb, semi-pistol grip and serrated black rubber buttpad. The stocks have some minor handling wear including minor scratches and nicks but lack any notable defects. There are no cracks or chips. The LOP is 13.5” from the trigger to the rear end of the buttpad. The buttpad has some minor handling wear. Overall, the stocks are in Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some mild handling wear but the rifle lacks any notable defects. The markings are clear. The screwheads have minor toolmarks but remain serviceable. Overall, the rifle is in Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a factory trigger job and short-stroke lever assembly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The rifle comes with its factory box with matching serial number. The box has some wear but it remains in Fine condition. There is also a user manual.
Our Assessment: This Uberti Model 1873 Competition Rifle is a lever-action rifle that takes .357 magnum rounds. The rifle is beautifully crafted with its case colored receiver, a blued barrel and magazine plus impressive a-grade walnut stocks. The rifle is designed for cowboy action shooting and is not just aesthetically pleasing but also has desirable features for the competitor including a short-stroke action, trigger job, and shotgun-style buttpad. You do not want to miss out on this finely crafted Uberti rifle.