Manufactured in 1888 as a Third Model with the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The Model 1876 was popular among those in the west that believed .44-40 wasn't quite enough stopping power for whatever they might encounter. The barrel is marked with the two-line Winchester address/King's patent marking and the caliber designation, model designation on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and caliber again marked on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. Fitted with a German silver blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). The included Cody Firearms Museum research request lists receipt at the warehouse and shipment on 4 February 1889. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very fine, retains 75% of the original high polish blue finish on the frame, the barrel is rewelded/refinished at the breech and the balance is mostly blue. 60% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The revarnished wood is fine with a couple of repaired chips in the upper left corner of the wrist and some scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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