Manufactured in 1915. Blade front sight and rear sight absent (dovetail slot unfilled), with a full length magazine and Marble tang peep sight. Barrel has the two line address/patent marking on the left side along with "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. Complete with a wooden shipping crate. The lid of the crate has a shipping label from Lt. Joseph L. Rummel, San Francisco, California, which is signed to certify that "enclosed articles were legally acquired" and articles were "gifts from a member of the Armed Forces of the United States". The forwarding shipping label gives the name Lt. William H. Stanley, Englewood, New Jersey. There is a New York Customs duties label and eight 50 cent U.S. stamps also on the lid.
Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The frame and lever retain 30% original blue with the balance mostly a smooth gray patina with some minor spotting. The wood is very good with numerous minor dings and scratches and a few shallow gouges on the forearm. Mechanically excellent. The crate is good.
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