If you would be so kind as to post the serial number of your Winchester model 1873 rifle in your question,I would be able to tell you the date of Manufacture of your Winchester model 1873 rifle.
That would be an amazing find. The 32-20 (32 WCF) cartridge was not introduced until 1882 for the 1873 Winchester rifle.
Model 94 winchester 30 30
You will have to call to find out.
Contact Winchester with the serial number of the rifle
To find out how old a Winchester rifle is one would need to take the rifle to an appraiser or gun shop. The gun shop will be able to look up the gun by the serial number.
The value of these Fine Winchester model 1894 rifles made in the year 1895 are considerable.You would be best served to have your rifle appraised by a member of the Winchester collectors assoc.,or serious gun collector that specializes in Old Winchester lever action rifles.This rifle could be valued at between 1,000-2,000 dollars or more.
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I'm not sure of the value but I believe the rifle was manufactured in 1902. I checked on a couple of sites and the same year came up. Hope this is a bit helpful. Lila
With the serial number that you supplied,your Winchester model 1894 lever action rifle was produced by Winchester in the year 1972.
Contact Winchester Customer Service through their website.