|Winchester M1873 early first model .44-40 saddle ring carbine - $2250.00 |
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Winchester M1873 early first model .44-40 saddle ring carbine. Early gun with lightly marked serial number, which is only partially and faintly visible. Model marking on frame tang is good, Winchester marking on top of barrel is worn but complete. Metal parts are well-worn with a pleasing medium patina overall with minimal scattered pitting. Stocks are well-worn and lightly refinished, shows worn handling bruises/chips in the forearm, worn sliver by lower frame tang, long scratch on right side of butt, and area of old wood filler to left of upper frame tang. Dust cover is absent. This is a nice, honestly worn carbine that saw a good deal of carrying and use over the years. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.