I need some help in identifying a Winchester!!
It is a 22 short, Patent 1878, falling block Winchester rifle. Also marked Reg. US Patent Off & FGN. Overall length is 43 3/4 inches, heavy target type barrel is 27 inches long. The stock is almost a full length stock coming within 3 1/2 inches to the end of the barrel and has a metal piece over the end of the stock on the barrel end and a metal piece on the buttstock end of the stock. I'm blanking on the correct term. Aren't the results of a stroke fun!!😕
It is marked U S behind hammer and has a serial?? number of 134270.
It has a target type peep sight with a very fine hole in the peep sight.
Overall condition is very, very nice, both metal and wood.
I thought I knew most any rifle Winchester ever made but I've never seen one like this. The heavy target barrel, the very long stock and the peep sight give this rifle a look I've never seen before.
I can swap for this rifle at a real good swap, at least for me. I've already decided I'll do the swap.
So what is this Winchester rifle I'm getting set to swap for??