132-year-old Winchester Found in National Park

132-year-old Winchester Found in National Park

Mountain Republic

‘Gun that Won the West’ discovered in remote area of Great Basin National Park in Nevada by park archaeologists; rifle was leaning up against a tree.

Winchester A 132-year-old Winchester rifle was discovered leaning against a tree at the Great Basin National Park in Nevada. Photo is from the Great Basin National Park Facebook page.

David Strege
GrindTV

A Winchester rifle known as the Gun that Won the West was discovered leaning up against a tree in a rocky outcrop in a remote area of the Great Basin National Park in Nevada near the Utah border.

Park archeologists were surveying in the park last November when they stumbled upon a weathered Winchester blending in with the habitat. Park officials revealed the find via Facebook.

The serial number on the Winchester Model 1873 corresponds to a manufacturing and shipping date of 1882 in the records kept by the Center for the…

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