Third Model Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle

09 Dec

Serial no. 382654B, caliber .32-20 Winchester. The 24.25″ octagonal barrel has a poor bore and a full length magazine. It has a factory front sight with a German silver tip and a period replacement elevator adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The straight grip walnut stocks have a crescent buttplate. The left side of the buttstock has two small personalized carvings. The first may be a cattle brand; it has a small square with an attached arrow. The second is simply a square with about one inch sides. The magazine tube is a replacement that retains most of its blue. The rest of the metal has a mottled gray/blue patina with a couple of vice jaw marks on the barrel and some recent fine rust towards the muzzle. The barrel address is very good and the mechanism works well. The stocks show moderate wear with the tangs proud of the wood and small slivers of wood missing at the tangs. The dust cover is still present. This antique Winchester was made in 1891.


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