45-75 WCF cal. Second year production rifle with 28 inch octagon bbl. and full mag tube and crescent rifle butt. Standard front and “1876” marked ladder rear sights. Bbl. and mag tube have thinning blue turning plum with wear to the high points. Bright and shiny bore with crisp action. Receiver has most thinning blue on left side with light cleaning scratches on the right side. Good case colors present on hammer with traces on the lever. Brass elevator has a nice butterscotch patina. Wood is good fitting. Stock is good. Forearm has 2 repaired cracks on the bottom of it with an indentation on the left side just behind the forend cap. Non factory sling swivels have been added. One to the forend cap, and the other goes through the lower tang covering up part of the serial number. An early Winchester in the original caliber to the Model 1876.