Manufactured in 1884. This is a desirable .22 short chambered example of a Third Model Winchester 1873 takedown rifle (scarce feature) with the distinctive integral dust cover rail. The rifle is equipped with a blade front sight, two leaf folding rear sight and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "22 CAL" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/SHORT" (traces remain). The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate.
Good. The rifle retains some streaks of faded original blue finish with a smooth crisp dark patina on the balance. An area of minor pitting is present on the magazine. The wood is fair with a long crack and a large chunk of wood missing on the forearm, with some chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.
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