* WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS, USA
A RARE .44-40 'MODEL 1873 - SPECIAL ORDER' LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 849,
for second year of production, 1874, with octagonal 24 1/4in. nitro reproved barrel signed 'WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT. KINGS IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29 1866 OCTOBER 16 1860', folding bead and blade fore-sight, flush folding three leaf rear-sight (originally with standing notch, missing), plain receiver with internal first model sliding dust-cover, top-tang marked 'MODEL 1873', walnut straight-hand butt-stock with iron crescent heel-plate fitted with sliding central trap, single set trigger, no calibre designation to brass lifter, plain walnut fore-end with iron nose-cap and under-barrel full-length magazine, mostly refinished, stock only fitted with sling swivel
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act