That’s the tall 7 in the serial number, it shows up on 73’s around 70,000 range, like the 8 with the horns around 20,000. Winchester had some unique dies. T/R
Thanks Bill, Added to the survey.
My monthly hopefuls…..
Thanks Bill, I added them.
Do they have any stampings or engravings from the prison?
I didn’t have these, they are added now.
Not that we can tell. I plan to get letters on them. One is is 60% and the other is better than 30% but less than 60%. My father and I wonder if the warden said go to hardware store and order 8 Winchesters. There were prisons everywhere during reconstruction. Hopefully, letter will get us to the town. The wear on the action, hammers, triggers and bores are minimal. They must have sat around primarily for 130 years. Two others were left were worn out. These were the best of bunch according to dealer. Asking price was too high
December 21, 2006
I had the carbine from the auction but not the musket. Is the musket a 44.
Here is an interesting rifle – https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/a-fine-and-rare-winchester-model-1873-rifle-with-rare-32-barrel-4019207
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Interesting is the word. Their estimate is a little high for what it is.
March 30, 2020
July 14, 2016