3045: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .44-40 Rifle
Manufactured in 1886, this Winchester Model 1873 lever action Rifle has blade and adjustable buckhorn rear sights, full length magazine tube, and dust cover rail integrally machined as part of the receiver. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "44 CAL" at the breech. The upper tang is stamped "MODEL 1873" and "44 CAL" on the brass cartridge elevator. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with iron forend and crescent buttplate with storage compartment (cleaning rod not included).
BBL: 26 inch octagon
Gauge: 44 WCF
Serial Number: 208782B
Very good. The rifle has a mottled brown patina with the barrel retaining traces of original blue finish in the protected areas and the receiver retains 20% original blue finish. The wood is also very good with a number of minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.