Original U.S. Winchester Model 1873 .32-20 Rifle with Octagonal Barrel & Set Trigger made in 1885 – Serial 190284B
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Original Item: Only One Available. “The gun that won the west!” This fine rifle is in .32-20 caliber (.32 WCF) with a 24 inch octagonal barrel and full-length magazine tube. Features the classic front sight and iconic “buckhorn” rear sight. Serial number 190284B denotes year of manufacture as 1885. The address marking on top of the barrel is still fully legible:
WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT.
KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.
It is also faintly marked 32 CAL over the barrel chamber, indicating the .32-20 caliber. This marking often wears off, as does the feed block marking, which is already worn away. Original walnut stocks are in good condition with the classic dark brown color of aged oiled walnut. The fore stock is solid, however the butt stock does of a crack starting at the receiver tang, and there also looks to be some past fire damage on the butt stock’s left side. Features a crescent butt plate without a storage compartment, which shows some oxidation.
The bore shows clear rifling over most of the surface, with a partly bright finish. There is wear and past corrosion overall, so we would rate this at about a 5 out of 10. The action…