OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
The accompanying factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger and plain pistol grip stock. The rifle was received in the warehouse on December 6, 1899. with a globe sight and shipped on December 7, 1899. Fitted with a blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The two-line address/King's Improvement patent dates are marked on the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight with "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873." The serial number is marked on the lower tang, and the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is marked "32 CAL." It has the Third Model dust cover configuration. Mounted with a special order pistol grip stock featuring a hard rubber Winchester grip cap, sling eyelets and crescent buttplate.
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