Manufactured in 1896. Standard two-line barrel address on the top flat ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line, model, maker, 1884 patent date and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Dovetailed blade front sight with an ivory bead, adjustable rear buck horn sight, blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Very good plus. The rifle retains 50% plus faded original blue finish with edge wear, areas of plum and brown patina, and some scattered minor spotting. The hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate have a mottled gray patina with strong original case colors in the protected areas and some scattered minor spotting. The reoiled wood is very good with minor dents and handling marks. The trigger screw is a replacement and is a bit marred and ill-fitting. The markings are clear. The action is fine.
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