Who purchased model 1873 44wcf serial number 446448B?
Unless the Cody Firearms Museum has documentation, there is no way to tell.
The Winchester model 1873 rifle was chambered in 3 different calibers,plus at one time a .22cal rimfire.The 3 calibers are 32-20 Win(32WCF),38-40Win.(38WCF),and 44-40Win.(44WCF).If these markings do not appear on your rifle due to age and having been worn off,then a competent gunsmith will have to do a chamber casting to determine the correct caliber.If you are curious the serial number that you supplied indicates that your Winchester model 1873 was made in 1888.
Your Winchester model 1873 which was made in 1883,was a model 1873 third model which started at serial number 90,000.early model 1873,s were not marked for a caliber since they were chambered only for the 44-40 Winchester.I would say that your third model should be marked for caliber on the barrel just ahead of the receiver,and on the brass elevator.If there is any doubt I would have a good gunsmith take a chamber cast of…
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Winchester 1892 44wcf ser788609 20 in barrell half magazine no saddle ring is this a trapper model or a special order?
The caliber should be marked on the barrel of the rifle(32wcf,38wcf,44wcf)etc.There is another way to be sure,and that would be to have a gunsmith make a casting of your chamber using cerrosafe.This will allow the gunsmith to measure the chamber after the casting hardens,and is removed and determine for sure the correct caliber of your Winchester model 1892 rifle/carbine.