Manufactured in 1888, Third Model 1873 rifle with the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. Full length magazine, set trigger, blade front sight and modified elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat has the two line address/patent date marking and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873". Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment.
Very good. The rifle retains 20% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. An area of battering is present on the top of the receiver at the breech. The refinished sanded wood is good with undersized buttstock. Mechanically fine.
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