Manufactured in 1887. This Third Model 1873 rifle has the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The rifle features a full length magazine, blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "22 LONG" at the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/LONG", the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever catch. The rifle is equipped with a special order single set trigger. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate.
Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina. The wood has been lightly sanded and refinished and remains good with a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.
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