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I have a very old gun that belonged to my dad which I'm trying to get more info on.

I believe it is a pre-1899 lever action Winchester. I say I believe its pre-1899 because, in addition to "Winchester Firearms, New Haven, CT" (i'm not looking at the gun right now) there are two patent dates which read, "King's Improvement Patented March 29, 1866 and October 18, 1860". There are also some markings below the lever (288402B) which are probably a serial number but I'm not really sure.

The barrel is about 30" long and octagonal. I have no idea what the model would be nor the caliber. This is the info I'm trying to get.

Now that I rescued it from my mom's, I may have a chance to take it to someone to look at it. Does anyone know any knowledgible people around who I might go see. I may decide to have it restored or if its really valuable....well, who knows.

If I can get the camera to work I'll post up some pics.

Thanks for your help,
 

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Quick question.

Thanks for the input.

Would ya'll advise against trying to swab this gun down with some Hopps to see what happens? In addition to being old it is pretty dirty too.

MIK
 
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