#287500B, cal. .44-40 Winchester Center Fire, made in 1899. 20″ round barrel, the bore with generally good rifling and scattered patches of pitting. The barrel has factory sights with the rear being the folding ladder style sight. Most of the metal is smooth with a dark patina and traces of blue; the factory markings are in very good condition. The walnut stocks show fancier grain than normally seen and have a straight grip and a steel carbine buttplate with a trap for a cleaning rod. The stocks have not been overly sanded and retain most of an old refinish with a few small bruises on the forend. The mechanism is a little sticky but a good cleaning should help. The dust cover and saddle ring are present.