SOLD FOR: $1275
Make: Uberti, Imported by Cimarron
Model: 73 Short Rifle
Serial Number: W92424
Year of Manufacture: 2020 (20 Date Code)
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle w/ Full Length Mag Tube
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “CIMARRON’S REPEATING ARMS.FREDERICKSBURG.TEXAS.U.S.A. / -KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866.OCTOBER.16.1860-”. The left shoulder of the barrel at the receiver is marked “357 MAG.”. The bottom of the receiver behind the lifter is marked with two proof marks and the date code. The lower tang is marked with the serial number “W92424”. The upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that is integral to a rectangular riser dovetailed and set screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn square notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the receiver.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood with a capped forearm, straight grip and comb, and a carbine style steel buttplate. The wood shows no notable imperfections nor damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the end of the blued buttplate. The plate shows no notable wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are no major imperfections to speak of. The case coloring has slightly gone mute on the side plates of the receiver but is generally strong throughout. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever safety and lever lock are present. We have not fired this rifle. The lever is a bit stiff. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in a box with a serial matching label and paperwork including a manual.
Our Assessment: Uberti is known for making quality reproductions of classic firearms. It is quite obvious that this rifle hasn’t seen much use. This is a Model 73 that is in about Excellent condition with a shiny bore and sound mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!