OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Manufactured in 1895. Nine documented "Rough Rider" used M1896 carbines are within 50 numbers of this serial number, including on that is only one number higher than this one. With scarce 1895 receiver markings, Model 1896 rear sight/handguard and sight protector band.
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