Manufactured c. 1882-1883 in the configuration of a First Model with the turning magazine cutoff behind the bolt handle on the right side of the stock. This example is a commercial model given it has no military inspection marks or cartouches. Pinned blade front sight and the folding ladder rear sight graduated 1-4 on the base and 5-10 on the ladder. The left of the receiver is marked with the three-line Winchester and Hotchkiss patent information and address and the serial number is marked on the top left edge of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth military style straight grip stock featuring a saddle ring mounted on the left.
Fine, retains 60% plus original blue finish with scattered moderate brown surface freckling, and crisp markings in the metal. Stock is very fine with attractive original raised grain and rich dark oil finish, some scattered light handling marks, and crisp defined edges. Mechanically excellent.
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