Manufactured in 1890. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-Model 1886-" and the 1884/1885 patent dates and serial number are on the lower tang. Blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 10. Smooth walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Fair. The barrel, magazine tube, hammer and lever have a smooth mottled brown patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is good as freshened with a coat of varnish, showing tool marks, a couple of minor cracks and chips on the rear of the forearm, a chip absent from the upper left side of the wrist, several minor age cracks beginning, and overall some minor dings and dents. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.
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