Manufactured in 1883, this rifle features the Third Model receiver with the guide made integral with the receiver. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight and "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The serial number is located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Blade front sight and rear elevation adjustable buckhorn sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate and buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included).
Fair. The rifle retains traces of the original blue finish with scattered scratches and dings with barrel vise marks visible on the left and right side barrel flats at the breech and center of the barrel. The rifle has also faded to a smooth brown patina. The casehardened hammer and lever have faded to a smooth silver patina. The brass cartridge elevator has a smooth dark patina. The markings are clear. The wood is also fine with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. The toe of the stock is not flush with the buttplate and slivers of wood are absent. Mechanically fine.
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