Picked up a Winchester 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine in .44-40 last weekend. It is in pretty good condition too. It has the original dust cover, butt plate, and original finish. It was made in 1880, serial number 47513. The only thing that isn't original is the rear sight, but it is a leaf sight off an 1866. It has a metal star put into the butt stock. But the best part is how much I paid for it.....$900! The blueing is pretty faded and there is a ware on the stck right in front of the receiver, which if I'm not mistaken is worn from being rested on a saddle and rocked by horse. The guy at the gun show must have had no idea what this rifle is obviously worth. And just an hour after I bought it I got offered $1600 for it! This is a dream come true. I've wanted an 1873 for a long time but the prices were always too expensive.
Now I want a 1876 carbine