Manufactured in 1894. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" stamped over "40-82" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1886", and the lower tang is marked with the two line, two patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. Dovetailed brass blade front and adjustable buck horn sporting rear sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, full length magazine and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Very good as rechambered and refurbished with 95% blue finish remaining with a smooth brown patina on the takedown ring and some smooth grayish brown patina on the underside of the receiver. The lever and buttplate are bright. The wood shows a few scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.
There are currently no customer product questions on this lot