Manufactured in 1913. Pinned blade front sight, folding adjustable carbine rear sight, saddle ring staple with ring mounted on the left side of the receiver and full length magazine tube. The barrel has the two-line address/patent information and ".38 W.C.F." on the left side, Winchester factory oval proofs on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech and three-line model/trademark information on the upper tang. Mounted with smooth gumwood forearm and straight grip stock fitted with a carbine buttplate. The carbine has two tags, a brass tag stamped "78.1/0325" and a metal tag stamped "1280". The consignor states that this carbine was once part of the Winchester Collection in Hartford, Conn., and is listed on page 179 in the book "Inventory of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Firearms Reference Collection" by Thomas C. Johnson and Edwin Pugsley. At the time of writing, the writer did not have access to this book.
Excellent. The carbine retains 97% plus of the bright original blue finish with some minor flaking on the receiver and barrel band, some minor wear on the receiver from the saddle ring and a very small scratch on the magazine tube. The wood is also excellent with a few scattered minor dings and pressure dents. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.
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