Manufactured in 1903. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel has the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight, "33 W.C.F." at the breech, and the two-line nickel steel marking on the left side. A Winchester factory oval proof is correctly stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-." The lower tang has the two-line patent dates marking along with the serial number. The forearm and pistol grip stock checkered walnut. The buttstock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and a solid crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "1468" and "CH." Stock inlet and buttplate are unnumbered.
Very fine. The barrel, magazine and forend cap retain 85% plus original blue finish and the receiver retains 80% original blue finish with thinning on the balance. Slight traces of original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 80% original case colors remain on the hammer. 30% original case colors remain on the lever. The buttplate has faded to a gray. The wood is very good with minor dings and scratches and worn checkering mostly on the forearm. Mechanically excellent.
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