Another 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 always very hard to come in any condition. This carbine doesn’t possess any of it’s original finish but does have a nice light grey overall patina. The American walnut stock and forearm are both very fine overall. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” The bore is fair with some light scattered marks and prominent rifling. It has the original ladder adjustable rear sight. This is another outstanding original example of a Winchester 1873 Trapper Lever Action Carbine in the much sought after 44-40 calibre. Nice collectable Winchester lever action rifle which are becoming extremely rare.