100+ Year-Old Winchester 1873 Rifle Found Leaning Against Tree. How Did It Hold Up?

Ashley Hlebinsky, the Robert W. Woodruff Curator at the Cody Firearms Museum, share’s a close up look at the recently famed “Great Basin Gun”–a Winchester Model 1873 found leaning mysteriously against a tree in the Great Basin National Park. Ashley and her team of curators at the Cody Firearms Museum were tasked with preserving the severely weathered firearm in its current state for display at its permanent home the Great Basin National Park.

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