Manufactured in 1885 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. Winchester only manufactured approximately 19,552 Model 1873s in .22 short or .22 long between 1884 and 1904. The round barrel is marked with the two-line address/King's patent marking on the upper left and "22 SHORT" at the breech. There are Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, applied when the rifle was refurbished at the factory. The bottom of the cartridge elevator is unmarked. The upper tang is marked with the model designation and the serial number is on the lower tang. It is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and elevation adjustable notch rear sight. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Very fine, retains 85% of the factory refurbished blue finish with the balance having slightly thinned to a smooth grey patina and a few spots of very light pinprick pitting on the top of the receiver ring visible under the blue. The factory refinished buttstock is also very fine with a short hairline crack visible in the left front of the otherwise fine forearm and some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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