Early this fall I stumbled across a very old cabin (inhabited 1820s - 1890s range). I was finding axes, farm equipment, horseshoes, cookware, pots, pans, coins. Your usual "pioneer starter kit" kind of stuff. Then the butt plate of a rifle right before it started to rain buckets. Once I knocked the crud off I realized that the butt plate still had the screw in place so concluded: if the screw was stuck in the butt plate then there was a fair chance that the rest of the gun was in there as well and returned. I believe that is a forgotten 1894 Winchester lever-action rifle my friends. Bucket lister for me. Cheers! ** UPDATED: 26 inch barrel. Added some more pics. Any gun experts please correct me if the model is not accurate.