John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
1873 Winchester- 1st mdl.
1873 Winchester- 1st mdl.

This great gun has the best of both worlds.  It's a early 1st model serial # 9564 mfg. in 1875 and it's an identified piece carried by a very Famous man.  He shipped out of Denmark at 16 years old and ended up as one of the weathiest men in America. Please refer to the cover sheet for a brief summary of some of his exploits.  The one thing I need to expand on is the fact that the Indian arrow actually pierced his lung. The rifle itself is in pretty good shape for a 1st model that saw alot of use on the frontier.  It's missing a small 1/32" sliver of wood on the left forestock other than that it's all there. The bore is very good with all it's sharp rifling . The book on his life will come with the rifle.  You can google him for further info.
 

List Price: $7,500.00
Price: $6,500.00