3063: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine
Manufactured in 1886, this Model 1873 carbine is a Third Model with the dust cover operating on the central guide that is integrally machined as part of the receiver. Fixed front and folding ladder rear (elevator bar is missing from the ladder) sights, with the saddle ring staple with ring on the left side of the receiver. The top of the barrel is stamped with a faint two line address/patent date marking, "MODEL 1873" on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and a faint "44 CAL" on the brass cartridge elevator as well as "CAL" remaining on top of barrel behind rear sight. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate with compartment.
BBL: 20 inch round
Gauge: 44 WCF
Serial Number: 205225B
Fair. Overall the carbine has a smooth refinished brown patina with some scattered minor spotting and some minor pitting contained to the receiver and near the muzzle. The barrel has vice marks present at the breech. There are a few hairline cracks on the wrist, otherwise the wood is intact with a few minor notches on the comb, a few absent chips and some scattered minor dings. The forearm and dust cover (in close position) are slightly loose. The action is fine.