Manufactured in 1883. This Third Model Rifle has the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver, full length magazine, blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line address/patent dates marking as well as "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is stamped "45-60" and the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876." Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with steel forend cap and crescent buttplate with compartment (without cleaning rod).
Fair. The rifle has a smooth mottled brown patina showing traces of blue finish in the protected areas. There is a small dent on the magazine and some minor pitting is present (mostly on the receiver). The refinished wood is also fair with a repaired forearm and some minor pressure dents. Mechanically needs work as hammer does not remain cocked when action is cycled.
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