Manufactured in 1903. The included factory letter lists the rife in .30 caliber with a round barrel, plain trigger, checkered plain pistol grip stock, Swiss buttplate, takedown, and an interchangeable .32 W.S. half octagon, half magazine barrel with a plain checkered forearm when received at the warehouse on 19 October 1903 and shipped two days later, as well as repaired and returned on 22 December 1906. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter confirms this information. Both letters also state that this was the first rifle produced in this configuration. The upper tang is marked "J.P.P" for James P. Parker, an employee for Winchester known to have done barrel work, who likely fitted the interchangeable barrel. The lower tang is marked "17813 CF", and "17813" is repeated on the stock under the buttplate. Fitted with dovetailed Lyman beaded blade front sight, two-leaf rear sight and early tang sight. It is currently fitted with the .32 W.S. barrel, and the round .30 W.C.F. barrel is included. Provenance: The Brandhorst Collection
Very good, retains half of the thinned refinished blue on the barrel and magazine, cold blue visible on the receiver which is mostly a grey patina with some very light pitting, and 60% of the refinished case colors. The extra barrel retains 90% plus of the refinished blue with a couple patches of very light pitting. The sanded and refinished wood is good with minor dings and scratches throughout and visible checkering. The extra forearm shows similar handling marks with well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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