Manufactured in 1903. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/patent marking and "38-55" at the breech. The Winchester proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver. The upper tang is marked with the three line model/trade mark information. Lyman blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and full length magazine tube. The takedown latch has the 1893 patent marking. The forearm and straight grip stock are walnut with a highly attractive grain pattern. The included Winchester Gun Museum letter confirms the caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, takedown, lyman fron and rear sights and "fancy" stock and it was shipped on August 31, 1905.
Very good. The rifle retains 30% original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. Some mild pitting is present on the bolt. The wood is excellent with a few very scattered very minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.
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