Originally Posted by Meltdownblitz
Thank you mods for your response. I have a few specs on the gun here.
Windchester made in 1860
What other info would I need about it? Sorry I don't deal with guns much, its my cousin's and it'll make more money selling in the USA.
OK---several things wrong here. Winchester made in 1860? The Winchester
Repeating Arms Company didn't EXIST in 1860. Why do you believe it was
made in 1860?
Model of 1870? Setting aside the improbability of a model 1870 ANYTHING
being made in 1860 (10 years before)----there is no such thing as a
Winchester model 1870. Closest you will come is a Model 1873.
44 magnum? The 44 magnum cartridge came on the scene in the mid
1950's. Not antique, not even really old.
Good pictures would help, but at the minimum CAREFULLY make a list of
every marking on the gun, and the marks location.
If I were a guessing person, I might guess that you have a 1873 rifle.
You might have mistaken a patent date (on the barrel) for the date
of manufacture? And just MAYBE the brass shell lifter is stamped "44 cal"?
If so---post the serial number. Someone will be along shortly and tell you
pretty much to the day when it was made.