The accompanying Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter indicates that Winchester factory records lists this rifle with a round barrel in .30 caliber, plain trigger, takedown configuration, blank in the rear sight seat, Lyman front and receiver sights, and checkered pistol grip stock when received in the warehouse on September 26, 1906, and shipped the next day. The sights are as confirmed by the letter including the blank in the rear seat. The barrel has the two-line address/patent date and "30 WCF" on top and the two-line nickel steel marking on the left side. Winchester factory oval proofs are present on the receiver and barrel. The upper tang has the three-line model/trademark information. The nicely figured forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The buttstock has a hard rubber grip cap and a crescent buttplate.
Very fine, retaining 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 50% original niter blue finish remains on the loading gate. 30% muted original case colors remain on the hammer, lever and buttplate. The wood is very fine showing minor handling marks throughout, a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering, and retains most of the original finish. Mechanically excellent.
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