Manufactured in 1894. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "38-70 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "--MODEL 1886 --", the lower tang is marked with the two line patent marking directly behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. Blade front sight, adjustable buckhorn rear sight and smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate.
Very good. The barrel and magazine retain 30% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The remaining metal surfaces retain traces of silvered out original case colors in protected areas. A few very scattered small patches of light pitting are present. The wood is fine with initials hand marked on the buttstock (right side) and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.
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