Cimarron Uberti Model 1873 .45 Colt 30″ Lever Action Rifle, MFD 2003

SOLD FOR: $1300

LSB#: 211103DO05

Make: Cimarron, Mfg. By Uberti

Model: 1873

Serial Number: 93534

Year of Manufacture: 2003 (BT Date Code)

Caliber: .45 Colt

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.OCTOBER16.1860-”, the top rear is marked “45 COLT” The lower left shoulder of the barrel is marked “MADE IN ITALY”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “CAT. 5990” over two Italian proof marks. The upper tang is marked “MODEL. 1873.”. The right side of the upper tang that is protected by the buttstock is marked “813”, the left side is marked with one Italian proof mark, the “BT” date code, the Uberti logo, and the serial number. The lower tang is marked “A. UBERTI-ITALY” and with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 30”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded that is dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed and set screwed to the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood with a capped forearm, straight grip, straight comb, and a crescent blue steel buttplate. The wood shows some infrequently scattered light draglines, scratches, and compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the end of the plate. The plate shows scattered nicks, scratches, and finish loss in the middle and at the heel and toe. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Case Colored

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 93% of its metal finish. There are some infrequently scattered nicks and faint scratches on the barrel and magazine tube. The case coloring is receding from the edges of the receiver and side plate. There is some light tarnish on the bottom of the lifter. The case coloring on the lever has thinned considerably. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever safety and lock are present. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Model 1873 was one of the most successful Winchester rifles of its day, with Winchester marketing it as “The Gun That Won the West”. Still an icon in the modern day, it was manufactured between 1873 and 1923. It was originally chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, which was the first centerfire cartridge and which became immensely popular. The 1873 was later produced in .38-40 and .32-20, all of which later became popular handgun cartridges of the day, allowing users to carry just one type of ammunition. The original Model 1873 was never offered in the military revolver .45 Colt cartridge, but a number of modern reproductions are chambered for the round, such as this example. Uberti is known for making quality reproductions of classic firearms. This is a Model 1873 that is in about Fine condition with a solid bore. The previous owner made sure to properly maintain this rifle as it is shown through the smooth mechanics and bright bore. Please see our photos and good luck!

Cimarron Uberti Model 1873 .45 Colt 30" Lever Action Rifle, MFD 2003
Cimarron Uberti Model 1873 .45 Colt 30″ Lever Action Rifle, MFD 2003