.44-40 caliber, 20" round barrel length with full magazine tube, S/N 134238 (ca. 1883). No visible markings. Blue finish with walnut stock and forearm. The buttstock is decorated in Indian beads in a triangular pattern on each side of the butt stock. Brass cartridge carrier.
Provenance: Ex. John Hayes Collection
All metal has an even untouched patina throughout. The brass cartridge carrier has a dark mustard to black patina. The stock and forearm exhibit a dry and cracked pattern consistent with Indian used guns. Decorated with mustard to brown patina Indian beads. Missing the dust cover and butt plate which is not uncommon with Indian firearms. A fine example of an Indian used Winchester Model 1873.