Manufactured in 1885. Marked "V. KINDLER/East Saginaw" at the breech over the caliber marking. V. Kindler retailer markings have been found on a variety of late 19th century Winchester firearms as well as some by other makers. Vincent Kindler's shop was established in 1867 in East Saginaw as a retailer and wholesaler of firearms and ammunition and is reported to have been the largest firearms retailer in Michigan. Other than the retailer marking standard Winchester proof. German silver blade front sight with folding ladder rear sight. Mounted in a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included).
Very good, showing 20% original finish fading to an attractive brown patina overall, moderate edge wear, and a few dings and scratches. The wood has some deeper nicks and scratches but is very good overall. Mechanically excellent.
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