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.
The lock is stamped with a "Crown/V.R." royal cipher behind the hammer and "1861/L.A.Co." ahead of it. Inlaid in the left side of the stock is a round silver 1 6/8 inch medallion inscribed "LADIES PRIZE/won by/T M BLADES/1862" and engraved with scroll designs. Private T. Blades is noted as winning a long range marksmanship match associated with the volunteer movement in Yorkshire, England, in 1863. He may have been the winner of this rifle the year prior.
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