This is a nice solid 1873 Winchester carbine made in 1888. It's all factory correct including the #44A rear sight. The bore is actually very nice, rifling is still fairly sharp with a few light scattered pits, and will be a fine shooter! There isn't much of the original finish left, barrel and magazine tube have a slightly darker patina than the receiver, overall the metal has a nice even silver/gray patina. It feeds, chambers and ejects smoothly and properly. I haven't test fired it yet but will do so in the next few days. The buttstock and forend are tight and solid, no cracks, chips, gouges or extra holes. The wood is surprisingly nice for 123 years old! The dust cover is tight and stays in place, doesn't have the slop most old '73s have and operates properly. This comes with a saddle scabbard, I can't say if it's original to the gun but is the period correct scabbard for the carbine and is in solid condition, albeit with a bit of range wear.
These were the working guns of the west and this one is in really nice condition for it's age.
This is a pre 1899 antique and can be shipped directly to you.