OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
The serial number dates to 1865. The receiver and buttplate tang are decorated with a highly attractive factory pattern engraving featuring large scrollwork on a profuse punch dot background. A large flower petal motif is featured on the forward panel on the left and right sides of the receiver. The left sideplate has a dog vignette. See R.L. Wilson's "Winchester Engraving" page 37 for the factory pattern that closes matches the engraving featured on this rifle. Matching serial number on the left side of the lower tang, top barrel flat, stock inlet, and buttplate. The barrel has the two-line patent date/address marking and