Very rare Winchester 1873 3rd Model 44 WCF 15″ Barrel Trapper Saddle Ring Carbine. These Winchester ‘Special Short Carbines’ and better known as Baby or Trappers are very hard to come by in any condition. Stock is in reasonable condition but has been replaced at some point in the rifles life. Butt stock also has unusual full bronze Butt Plate fitted. The action and barrel show signs of what may have been originally a Nickel finish and areas that appear to have been cleaned. The carbine now has an all over grey silver patina. Bore is fair and is the norm for these carbines having light scattered pitting with prominent rifling. Action works and cycles as it should. Much sought after rifle in 44-40 calibre that would make a fine addition to any collection of Winchester lever action rifles.
A nice hard to find collectable carbine in good working order.
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