Hello, I am new to this particular site & after browsing around for a bit, I think I'll be stay a while!
I have a couple questions and need some clarification & hopefully a ballpark value of a Winchester 1873 rifle
that I have.
Winchester Model 1873 .44-40 cal.
*Serial No.102599 &(A) but after researching that portion of s/n is unknown.
*Original 24" full round bbl & mag.
*Original metal has a plumish brown coloration, but overall good condition.
*Wood is in good/sound condition with a few dings & mars.
*It is missing the 'dust cover', but do have another 1873 that I can replace
it from if really necessary?? Recommended?
*Question: there is a '2' on the under portion of the receiver, directly under
the lever action (I think called the lower tang?) What is the meaning of
this, if any at all?
* I would assume it to be a 3rd model, but can someone validate that?
*Is it worth getting the letter from the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY?
Any & all information & input is welcome and GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
Will upload more close-up & full pictures in tomorrow hopefully. Have a happy and safe 4th!