1873 38 40 Winchester
I have found a very nice 38 40 Winchester, very nice wood looks to be original with normal wesr and marks, nice fit. Has a decent bore,shoots and cycles nice. The problem is the steel is ALL white, completely cleaned. The guy is asking $ 1,650 for the gun. I have a smith that will rust blue the gun for $ 250. Would I be better off to wait for one that has a little bit of original blue left or go ahead and buy this one. They are very hard to find in this part of the country in this good of shape in this caliber.