Manufactured in 1881, the first year of production (serial number range below 600). German silver blade and buckhorn style rear sights on barrel marked with the two line address/patent dates "1865-reissue 1880" marking and "45 GOVT". The three-digit serial number is marked on the underside of the frame. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with iron forend cap and buttplate.
Good. The rifle retains scattered traces of original blue finish (strongest around the trigger) with the balance between a mottled brown patina and a smooth gray patina. The receiver shows signs of being cleaned some time ago. There is some scattered minor pitting and spotting. The lightly sanded and re-oiled wood is good with some minor dings and scratches (more prevalent on the forearm which has been repaired). Mechanically fine.
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